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Q: change from stay visa to student Visa in Shanghai

Dear all,
I really need help. I was on a work visa (Z-Visa until 05.05.2017), now the company will change it to the 15/30 days stay Visa. I will receive my passport back by 17th of May. I would like to change to the long term student visa X

(Before I obtained long term student visa and also working visa here in shanghai)

My questions:
1) anybody knows if it will be possible for me to change from the stay visa to student visa here in shanghai
2) what documents i will need to prepare and how long the visa still need to be valid to apply for the student visa?
3) if this option is not workable is it possible to get a student visa in HK or any other visa?

Hope you guys can help

29 weeks 14 hours ago in  Visa & Legalities - Shanghai

 
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I'm willing to bet you're gonna have a lot of company with the new visa regulations kicking in. If they figure something's up, they'll deny it. 

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If you completed Contract, 30-days RP extension is warranted!

 

Have a look at requirement for X1, X2 visa here:

 

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/student.htm

 

How to Apply
1. You may submit the application to the consular office of the Chinese Embassies or Consulates in person.
2. Or you can entrust someone else (e.g. friends, relatives), a travel agency or a visa agency to act on your behalf if you can't come personally. Power of attorney is not required.
3. Mailed applications are not accepted and will be refused by most of Chinese embassies or consulates.
4. Appointment is not required by most embassies and consulates. But if you are required to submit application to CVASC, you may need to make an online appointment via CVASC's website.

Processing Time
The regular processing time is 4 working days. If you want to collect your visa earlier, the express service and rush service are available. Express Service: 2-3 working days processing; extra US$ 20 will be charged. Rush Service (for emergencies): 1 working day processing; extra US$ 30 will be charged. 

 

You can apply for X visa in HK's Chinese Embassy.

 

You should ask at your Uni where you plan to study for more info and if change from RP extension to X1,2 visa is possible in China, i.e. no exit required.

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I'm willing to bet you're gonna have a lot of company with the new visa regulations kicking in. If they figure something's up, they'll deny it. 

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