Shanghai Ocean University

Visa Policy

After receiving the admission package from Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), please go to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country to apply for X visa (study visa).

X1 visa

Students whose study duration at SHOU exceeds 180 days shall apply for X1 visa to enter China and the duration of stay after the entry is no more than 30 days. Students shall come to university within the designated time to go through enrollment procedures and pay full tuition fees. Meanwhile, visa application documents shall be prepared in time so that the application of Residence Permit (study) can be submitted to the Shanghai Exit-Entry Admission Bureau within the validity date of X1 visa. Please NOTE that a physical examination report issued by the designated hospital in your country must be submitted if you apply for X1 visa, and it will be verified by the designated hospital in Shanghai after your entry. Therefore, please make sure you take all the original paper documents you have from the designated hospital in your country (including X-ray), otherwise, you have to recheck in Shanghai.

X2 visa

Students whose study duration at SHOU is less than 180 days shall apply for X2 visa to enter China. The validity date, duration of stay (less than 180 days), entry times (zero, once, twice) etc. are decided by your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate. Students shall come to university within the designated time to go through enrollment procedures and pay full tuition fees. Otherwise, X2 visa will be canceled. For more details about visa application, Please consult to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country