A:Students who will be studying in China for more than 6 months and who possess a Student Visa/’X’ Visa must apply for a Residence Permit within the first 30 days of their arrival. To apply for the Residence Permit, students must first submit the following documents to the Wuhan University:
i. Student ID card
ii. Valid passport and Student Visa/ ‘X’ Visa
iii. Health Certificate certified by the local Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.
iv. Foreign Students Visa Application Form (JW201 or JW202)
v. Original admission letter from the University
vi. 2 Passport photos
vii. Valid proof of students’ housing arrangement/Accommodation Certificate from the local police station. (Not required for the students living on-campus)
Next, students are required to collect the ‘Visa and Residence Permit Form’ from the University when all the above documents are given back to you by the office. Finally, students must submit all the above documents including the ‘Visa and Residence Permit Form to the local Municipal Public Security Bureau to obtain their Residence Permit. Normally it takes 5 workdays to get the Residence Permit back. But during the peak season of registration i.e. September, you may get your passport with the Residence Permit back in over a month.