How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa

January 26







Disclaimer: this is an edited article taken from Kudosbay酷豆湾For the original article




How to apply for a

Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa



A visa is a license issued by a Chinese visa authority to a foreigner for entry, exit or transit to China. China’s visa authorities include Chinese embassies and consulates abroad, the Chinese Visa Section of the Special Commissioner’s Office of the Kong Special Administrative Region, and the domestic public security department. 


How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa


Foreigners who have come to who want to stay in China after the expiration of their visa’s expiration date may apply to the local Public Security Bureau Entry and Exit Division for a visa extension before the visa expires. The so-called visa extension is actually to apply for a new, same type of visa. The types of visas required and the required documents and requirements are slightly different. Besides, the requirements of public security in different provinces and cities are not the same.


How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa



Exit and Entry Administration of the People’s Republic of China:

Article 34


When visa-exempt foreigners need to stay in longer than the visa-free period, or foreign ship crew workers and their accompanying family members need to leave the cities where the ports are located, or under other circumstances in which foreigners need to apply for a stay permit, they shall apply for such permits under the relevant regulations.



How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa

Elite Lifestyle

How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa
How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa

WeChat: EliteSupplements



 1    Applying for a stay permit


Not all foreigners need to apply for a stay permit, also called a humanitarian visa. If you meet one of the criteria below, you need to go to the Public Security Bureau Entry and Exit Division in your city to apply for a stay permit.


  • Foreigners who need to stay in for non-diplomatic or non-official business beyond the visa exemption period

  • Foreign ship crew members and their accompanying family who need to travel beyond the city where their ship’s port is located

  • Those who have renounced nationality with the approval of the authorities and who need to stay in China

  • Foreigners who need to stay in China for humanitarian reasons after finishing their business/work/study in China

  • Foreign infants born in China who need to stay in China

  • Those who need to stay in China under other circumstances


In some cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, while transferring a foreigner’s work permit from one company to another company, if you are in the middle of the application procedures for your new work permit, but need some extra time, the authorities will allow you to use this type of visa for this purpose.


To apply for a stay permit, you should submit the following documents:


  1. Applicant’s valid passport including current visa/residence permit 
    (originals and photocopies)

  2. A completed Foreigner’s Visa Application Form

  3. A photo that meets the visa photo requirements

  4. A valid Foreigner Accommodation Registration Form from the local police station

  5. A professionally written letter that is bilingual that explains the reason you are applying for the stay permit. The letter does not have to be long but must include your name as identified on your passport, passport number, and other personal details. It shall be addressed to the officer at the Public Security Bureau Entry and Exit Division and contain an original signature. This letter shall be accompanied by related proofs which may or may not be requested.


How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa


6.Other supporting documents for the application:

  • For work visa related you would be asked to provide one or more of the following:


  1. Work permit cancellation receipt – this can only be arranged by your current employer from the local government

  2. Release letter issued by your current employer

  3. Residence permit cancellation request


  • For student visa related, would be asked a letter from university requesting issuing of stay permitted on university’s letterhead

  • For those who are applying from other types of visas then the related appropriate documentation would be required



  2   Restrictions and related instructions


  • This type of visa usually does not allow any exits from Mainland China. A special request at the time of application would have to be made if an international trip is necessary; however, this is not guaranteed, and only reasonable requests will be granted

  • The extension of the work (Z) visa is an extension of the Alien Residence Permit. The Z visa is for the applicant’s status as a employee to enter China. After the “Foreigner Residence Permit”, the original Z visa is canceled and no longer plays any role.

  • The extension of the application for a Z visa (or residence permit) must provide documents of the employer, such as a business license. And should first complete the extension of the “Foreigner Employment Permit”.



  3    Visa Change


The visa change refers to the applicant applying for a change of the visa type in the country, such as changing from a tourist visa to a visiting visa (L to F), changing the tourist visa to a work visa (L to Z), or changing from a visiting visa to a work visa (F to Z) and so on.


In principle, the types of visas held by foreigners coming to China should be consistent with the purpose or identity of their visit to China. That is to say, if you are visiting China, you must apply for a tourist visa. If you are working in China, you must apply for a work visa. If the status of a foreigner changes after he comes to China, such as from tourism to work, in general, the foreigner should leave the country and apply for a work visa to the foreign visa agency, and then enter the country as a working person.


In some special cases, applicants can apply for a change of visa type in China without an exit change visa. For the approval of this aspect, the public security department has always been strictly controlled. The specific policy provisions are also subject to change.


How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa



SourceJulian, IkbalJatin

via Kudosbay酷豆湾


Want to share an opinion?


Leave a comment below!



Visit us:


ExpatRights.org




How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa

SKY IPTV

How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa

1000s of Foreign TV Channels



How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa



How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa
How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa




How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa

Fight Expat Exploitation!


Lost Your Passport In China? Keep These In Mind!


Important! Useful Numbers In China


FAKE CHIVAS? Can QR Codes Fight Counterfeit Booze?




How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa

>> <<


>> <<


>> <<




How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa




How To Apply For A Stay Permit / Humanitarian Visa


原文始发于微信公众号(ExpatRights):

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>