International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

RETURN TO PREVIOUS PAGE

Student Visa and Embassy Information

U.S. Citizens
Regardless of the length of your academic program in China, you are REQUIRED to obtain a visa.

  • For all summer and semester programs, you are required to obtain a Student X2 visa.
Usually the validity of a Single Entry or Double Entry visa is 90 days or 180 days from the date of issue. This means the holder of the visa shall enter China no later than 90 days or 180 days from the date of issue, otherwise the visa will be expired and is null and void. Normally the duration of stay of a Student X2 visa is 30 days, which means the holder of the visa may stay in China for up to 30 days from the date of entry. If your estimated stay in China is longer than 30 days, please make it clear in the application form and ask for the Visa Officer's approval when you submit your application.

*If you are under 18 years of age when applying for your visa, additional paperwork may be required. Please contact the consulate immediately for more information.

Non-U.S.Citizens
Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen, you should contact your Consulate to verify specific entry requirements. As these requirements vary based on citizenship, non-U.S. citizens may not be permitted to travel to China without a visa or outside of their visa dates. Also, visa fees for non-U.S. citizens may differ so please be sure to check your specific consulate's website for the most up to date information.

You should apply for your visa at least 30 days prior to departure but no more than 90 days prior to departure. You are ultimately responsible for securing your visa.

*If you are under 18 years of age when applying for your visa, additional paperwork may be required. Please contact the consulate immediately for more information.

Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.

Consulates

In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.

  • Phone:
    (86-21) 3217-4650
  • Fax:
    (86-21) 6217-2071
  • Street Address:
    American Citizen Services
    U.S. Consulate
    Westgate Mall
    1038 West Nanjing Road, 8th Floor
    Shanghai
  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Shanghai, China

Consulate General of the United States in Shanghai

Email: vog.etats@SCAiahgnahS

Web: http://shanghai.usembassy-china.org.cn/

Jurisdiction Notes

The consulate closes between 11:30am and 1:30pm daily and is closed every Tuesday afternoon.

Embassies

  • Phone:
    (86-10) 8531-4000
  • Fax:
    (86-10) 8531-3300
  • Street Address:
    American Citizen Services
    U.S. Embassy, Beijing
    No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
    Beijing 100600
  • Monday - Friday
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Beijing, China

United States Embassy of Beijing, China

  • Phone:
    (202) 328-2500
  • Street Address:
    2300 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20008-1724
  • Monday - Friday
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Washington D.C., United States

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America