Ⅰ Application Object
Inbound foreign tourists
Ⅱ Application Materials
1.Valid passport or other international travel documents.
2.Valid Temporary Accommodation Registration Form issued by a local police station or a hotel in Beijing.
3.Completely filled VISA / STAY PERMIT / RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with recent half-length, white background, bareheaded, full-faced 2-inch color photo. Please fill in the application form in black ink or sign pen.
4.The applicant received by a travel agency should submit photocopies of its business license that has been approved by the annual inspection and an official letter in Chinese with official seal from the travel agency addressed to the Division of Exit-Entry Administration of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, which should contain: a. basic information of the applicant; b. the itinerary and duration of stay in China; c. a guarantee of living expenses and abiding by Chinese laws during his/her stay in China.
5.The applicant received by an individual should submit the host/hostess’s Beijing Household Register or Resident Identification Card and a letter in Chinese addressed to the Division of Exit-Entry Administration of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, which should contain: a. basic information of the applicant and the host/hostess; b. the applicant’s itinerary and duration of stay in China; c. a guarantee of living expenses and abiding by Chinese laws during his/her stay in China; d. both signatures affixed on site.
6.The applicant not received by any unit or individual should submit a proof of hotel reservation, itinerary, and airline tickets etc.
7.Other relevant certification documents that the Exit-entry Administration Department consider it necessary to submit.
Ⅲ Timeline for Application
The applicant can apply for an extension of no longer than 30 days. The specific timeline for approval will examined and determined by Exit-entry Administration Department according to the circumstances of different applicants.
Ⅳ Points for Attention
1.Applicants will be required to accept a face-to-face interview.
2.The extension for a longer duration of L visa is only valid for this referred entry and does not affect the entry times and period of validity of the original visa. The accumulated length of extension shall not exceed the original duration of stay specified in the visa.
3.For the above-stated materials, the original documents need to be verified, and submit the copies in A4 paper.
4.Application materials with foreign language (except for English) should be translated into Chinese by qualified translation Company and submitted finally.
5.Applicant who doesn’t nullify cancel China's household registration should apply after the cancellation of household registration. The relevant cancellation certificate issued by police station will be submitted if the Exit-entry Administration Department considers it necessary.
6.Foreigners aged under eighteen who apply for extension or renew visa for the first time in China must submit their birth certificates, passports of parents and overseas residence certification.
Ⅴ Warm Prompt of regulations
1.Where the duration of stay needs to be extended, the visa holder shall file an application 7 days prior to the expiry of the duration specified in the visa.
2.During the application process when the applicant's passport or other international travel certificates are received and kept by the Exit-entry Administration Bureau, applicants can reside legally in China by right of the receipt.
3.Entities or individuals that issue written invitations shall be liable for the fidelity of the contents.
4.The Exit-entry Administration Bureau of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau may verify the authenticity of the applicants’ purpose through interviews, telephone inquiry and investigation. The applicants and the inviting units issuing the invitation letters and certificate materials shall cooperate.
5.Decisions made by the exit-entry administration of public security organ on rejecting applications for visa extension or reissuance, or on not issuing foreigners’ stay or residence permits or not extending the duration of residence shall be final.
6.The visa-issuing authorities are not required to give reasons for refusing the issuance of a visa.
(source: Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau)
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