5 Tips for International Students to Extend Student Visa/Residence Permit in China
If you are an international student want to extend your student visa/residence permit in China since it is going to expire soon, please be noted that CUCAS cannot guarantee your visa/residence permit extension. If you want to study in Chinese universities, CUCAS can help you apply to Chinese universities while obeying related laws and regulations but we cannot extend your visa for you directly. Please check the following tips in case of any unnecessary problems.
The most important thing for you is to keep in touch with the local division of exit and entry administration in your city, since they are the organization that gives you the most authoritative answers regarding your questions about extending your residence permit.
If your current university is not going to help you to extend your residence permit in next semester, you need to try to extend your residence permit in 6 months before it expires, because now you have to find a new organization to help you, there will be lot of uncertainties(especially during a pandemic), no one can tell you exactly how long will it take, the policy may change at any time, and there are some long holidays in China in which people don't work, So you have to give yourself enough time to do it.
If you are in one of the following cases, the success rate of extending the residence permit for you will be very low. For example, you are going to change visa type and extend it at the same time; your attendance rate in the previous university is very low; you have committed a crime or broken regulations of your university.
Do not try to hide information when you are communicating with the new organization that could help you to extend your residence permit since once those information were revealed you will face bigger problems.
DO NOT just try one method and then just wait for it, even you decide to apply for other universities in China, apply to multiple universities at the same time, otherwise it will be too late for you when you found the only way you tried has failed. We can help you to apply to Chinese universities, doing our best to help you, but we are not the ones to make decision to accept you and extend residence permit for you, so make sure you are trying different ways at the same time.