Pre-departure Guide

Pre-departure Guide

All international students leaving outside China has to obtain an X Visa (Student Visa) before they can be able to travel to China and study. The requirements for obtaining an X Visa differ from country to country. But this guide will give you the general requirements.

What are the steps involve in obtaining an X Visa?

Step 1: Receive your original Admission Letter and Jw201 or Jw202 from the university you’ve gained admission into. Universities and Colleges in China, send the original documents through mail to students who have gained admission to their institution. These documents are the most important documents in obtaining an X Visa (Student visa). Without these two documents, the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in various countries cannot grant an X Visa (Student visa). 

Step 2: Visit the nearest Government Hospital and perform your physical examination. The physical examination form is also an important document when applying for visa. In some countries, the Chinese Embassy or Consulate has assigned specific hospitals or clinics where this examination should be done. Contact the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country for more details on how and where to do the physical examination.

Step 3: After obtaining all the required documents, visit the high court in your country and attest the documents. Present the original documents for attestation. Most Chinese Embassy or Consulate requires that the various documents for the visa application must be attested. Contact the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country for more details.

Step 4: Go to the nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate and apply for the X Visa (Student Visa). Some Chinese Embassies provide express visa services, others don’t. Based on your study duration in China, the Chinese Embassy will determine either to grant you an X1 or X2 visa.

Prepare Your Luggage

There are some basic items that you’ll need when traveling to China. Kindly be sure that you’ve secured all these things before you board your flight.

NB: Don’t forget to bring along the documents that you used for your visa application.

Making a Travel Plan

Before boarding a flight from your destination to China, there are some decisions and plans that you have to put in place so that your traveling to China becomes a success and great. Getting the X Visa (Student Visa) is the basic thing to do to gain entry into China. But have you asked yourself "What next"? 

What next when I get to China?

What should I expect in China?

What’s it like to leave in China?

These questions are important questions to ask yourself before you board your flight to China. This will help you to know what to expect when you arrive in China.

On Board the Flight

Before your flight lands in any airport in China, an arrival application form will be given to you. Kindly fill this form with your accurate information and keep the form. The immigration at the airport will ask for this form when you’re accessed.

NB: If you don’t have the address of your university or college in mind, use that of ACASC. Beijing Gaoqi Global Education and Technology Ltd,

Baijiazhuangjia 6, 2nd Unit, Room 1387, Chaoyang District, Beijing City

Mobile: +(86) 13621277018 / + (86) 15850513534. Email address: 

If possible, try to make friends with some of the Chinese that are around you on the flight. Should in case you alight at your arrival destination and you don’t know what to do, they can assist you in making a call, giving you directions and helping you at the airport. Chinese citizens are very interesting and friendly so don’t hesitate to ask them for help.

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