||Issued to foreigners who enter China
temporarily for touring, family visiting or other personal affairs.
Single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry are all available for
tourists. The duration of (each) stay is 30-90 days. Multiple-entry
is not issued to non-US passport holder, exception may be given to
those who have booked ocean cruises with multiple stops.
||Issued to foreigners who are invited
to China for business visit, research, lecture, scientific, technological
and cultural exchanges. Single-entry, double-entry, multiple-entry
business visa are available. The duration of (each) stay is 30-90
days. Multiple-entry is only issued to US passport holder.
Issued to foreigners who are to
take up a post or employment in China, and their accompanying family
members. Only single entry work visa is available. Work visa holder
is required by law to register with local authority in China within
30 days of arrival. At that moment, work visa will be changed to
Residence Permit, which allows for multiple exit and entry.
||Issued to foreigners who come to
China for study or intern practice for a period of six months or above.
Student visa is usually issued for single entry only. The duration
of stay varies. X visa will be issued to those who are required to
study for 6 months or more. F visa will be issued to those who are
required to study for less than 6 months.