Instructions on Application for J2 Visa Extension for Foreigners

Instructions on Application for J2 Visa Extension for Foreigners

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 I Application Eligibility

Foreign correspondents who make short trip to China on reporting tasks.



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Supporting Documents and Relative Requirement

1. Valid passport or other international travel documents.

2. Completing the VISA / STAY PERMIT / RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with black ink or sign pen, attached with a  recent half-length, white background, bareheaded, full-faced 2-inch color photo.

3. Valid accommodation registration of the applicant obtained from local police station or hotel of present residence.

4. For J2 visa holders, official certification letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Affairs Office of Beijing Municipal Government, the Hong Kong & Macao Office and the Taiwan Office of the State Council shall be submitted, which shall give every detail of the applicant’s travel to China and all information provided shall be true and correct.

5. Other supporting materials that the Exit-Entry Administration Department may require.


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 Timeline for Application

1. The J2 visa holders could apply for an extension with validity of no longer than 30 days.

2. The extension of a current J2 visa is only valid for the latest entry and does not affect the number of entries or the validity on the original visa.


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Points for Attention

1. The applicant shall go through a face-to-face interview.

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



外国人申请延期J2(临时记者)签证须知

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申请对象

在京进行短期采访报道的外国记者 


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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J2字签证的,外交部新闻司、北京市政府外事办公室、国务院港澳办或国务院台办出具的证明函件,函件应当能说明申请人来华的详细信息,内容应全面详实。
(五)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)可以申请延长不超过30日的停留期限。
(二)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。


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注意事项

(一)申请人须接受面谈。
(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)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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