Instructions on Application for S2 (Private Business) Visa Extension and Renewal for Foreigners

Instructions on Application for S2 (Private Business) Visa Extension and Renewal for Foreigners

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 I Application Eligibility

1. The foreigners who pay a short-term visit to their foreign family members residing in Beijing because of their work or study. The family members include spouse, parents, the spouse’s parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and children’s spouse.

2. The foreigners who need to reside in Beijing due to other private business.

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Supporting Documents and Relative Requirement

1. Valid passport or other international travel documents.

2. Completely filled VISA / STAY PERMIT / RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with recent half-length, white background, bareheaded, full-faced 2-inch color photo. Please fill in the application form in black ink or sign pen.

3. Valid accommodation registration of the applicant provided by the local police station or hotel of present residence.

4. S2 Visa Holders should submit the residence permit of the foreigner to be visited and a proof of family relationship.

A proof of family relationship refers to a valid marriage certificate, birth certificate, adoption certificate and other notarization documents by relevant national authorities; or a marriage proof, birth proof, kinship proof, name change proof issued by their Embassy in China. As for non-S2 visa holders applying for an S2 visa,their marriage proof, birth proof, kinship proof and name change proof etc. issued by the foreign authorities and notary departments have to be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy in their country.

5. The applicants with other private business should submit proofs of the private business or humanitarian causes.

6. Other supporting materials that the Exit And Entry Administration Department requires.

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 Timeline for Application

1.For the extension of S2 visa, the applicants who visit relatives can apply for an extension of no longer than 180 days; the others can apply for an extension of no long than 90 days.

2.For the renewal of S2 visa, the applicants can apply for a visa with entry validity of no longer than 3 months, duration of stay of no longer than 180 days, and zero or single entry. The continuously accumulated term of validity of the renewed visa cannot exceed 1 year since the date of the current entry.

3.The extension for a longer duration of S2 visa is only valid for this referred entry and does not affect the entry times and period of validity of the original visa. The accumulated length of extension shall not exceed the original duration of stay specified in the visa.

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Points for Attention

1.The applicant shall go through a face-to-face interview. However, for applicants who are aged under 16 or above 60, or inconvenient to travel due to disability, the host person, or the applicant’s relatives, or a particular service agency can submit the application on behalf of the applicant (a copy of the trustee’s ID is required). Nonetheless, if the Exit And Entry Administration Department notifies the applicant that an interview is necessary, the applicant must go through the interview personally.

2.For the above-stated materials, the original documents need to be verified, and submit the copies.

3.Any application materials in foreign language (except English) should be translated into Chinese by qualified translation Company before submission.

4.Applicant who doesn’t nullify cancel China's household registration should apply after the cancellation of household registration. The relevant cancellation certificate issued by local police station of the registration shall be submitted if the Exit-entry Administration Department consider it necessary.

5.Foreigners under 18 who submit the application for the first time in China must submit their birth certificates, passports of parents and overseas residence certification.

6. Relevant rules please refer to No. 23 Notice of the Regulations on Foreigners’ Visa Application.

 

外国人申请延期、换发S2(短期私人事务)签证

 

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申请对象

(一)短期探望因工作、学习等事由在北京停留居留的外国人的家庭成员。家庭成员包括配偶、父母、配偶的父母、子女、兄弟姐妹、祖父母、外祖父母、孙子女、外孙子女,以及子女的配偶。
(二)因其他私人事务需要在京停留的外国人。

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申请材料及要求

(一)有效护照或者其他国际旅行证件。
(二)使用黑色墨水笔完整填写《外国人签证证件申请表》,粘贴一张2寸近期白色背景正面免冠照片。
(三)申请人本人已在居住地派出所或旅店办理有效住宿登记。
(四)持S2签证的探亲人员,提交外国人居留证件和家庭成员关系证明。
家庭成员关系证明是指:有关国家主管部门出具的结婚证明、出生证明、收养证明以及相关公证;所属国驻华使领馆出具的婚姻证明、出生证明、亲属关系证明、姓名等资料变更证明等。
非持S2签证入境申请换发S2签证的,外国主管部门或者公证部门出具的婚姻证明、出生证明、亲属关系证明、姓名等资料变更证明等应当经中国驻该国使领馆认证。
(五)其他因私事务人员,提交处理私人事务或者具有人道主义原因的相关证明。
(六)出入境管理局根据具体情况要求提交的其他申请材料。

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申请时限

(一)探亲人员,可以申请延长停留期不超过180日;其他人员可以申请延长不超过90日。
(二)申请换发S2签证的,可以申请换发入境有效期不超过3个月,停留期不超过180日的零次或者一次签证。签证换发的停留期自本次入境之日起连续累计不得超过1年。
(三)延长签证停留期限,仅对本次入境有效,不影响原签证的入境次数和入境有效期,且累计延长的停留期限不超过原签证注明的停留期限。

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注意事项

(一)申请人须接受面谈。未满16周岁或者已满60周岁以及因疾病等原因行动不便的,可以由邀请人、申请人的亲属、有关专门服务机构(需提交代办人身份证件复印件)代为申请。但出入境管理局通知面谈的,须本人接受面谈。
(二)申请材料均交验原件并留存复印件。
(三)外文申请材料(英文除外),应当经有资质的翻译公司翻译成中文后提交。
(四)未注销中国户籍的人员,应注销户籍后再提出申请,必要时提交相关派出所出具的户籍注销证明。
(五)未满18周岁在华首次申请的,还需提供出生证明、父母的护照及境外定居证明。
(六)相关法规提示参照第23号《外国人申请签证证件相关法规提示须知》。

 

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