Tip on Visa, Residence and Stay Certificate Application
From:湖南省人民政府网 | Date Add in:2017-11-28 15:01:50 [A  A]

Application Methods
For the applying for the extension, renewal, reissue of visa or residence certificate, and stay permit, foreigners shall go through relevant procedures in the Exit-entry Administration Department of the public security bureau in person. In any of following circumstances, the host institution or individual, relatives of the applicant or related service institutions may apply on behalf of the applicant. Applying for visas, foreigners shall be subject to related inquiries of Exit-entry Administration Department of the public security organ. Related institutions (or individuals) shall cooperate if the Exit-entry Administration Department of the public security organ verifies relevant information with the host institution (individual). The Exit-entry Administration Department of the public security bureau may refuse to issue visas according to law if the applicant, related institutions, or individuals, without any justified reason, fails to be interviewed within the agreed time in line with the notification of Exit-entry Administration Department of public security bureau.

In applying for a residence certificate, foreigners shall go through relevant procedures in the Exit-entry Administration Department of the public security bureau in person. If the applicant falls under the category of high-level talent needed by our country and their expertise is urgently needed, in line with the first item of preceding paragraph, the host institution or individual, relatives of the applicant or related service institutions can apply on behalf of the applicant.

Application Procedure
Applying for visas, foreigners shall submit their valid passports or other international travelling documents, fill in Visa Application Form, submit a photo conforming to specialized requirements and relevant certification materials concerned objects of application.

Exit-entry Administration Department of public security organ shall accept and issue a receipt for applications conforming to requirements for acceptance after being reviewed, and make decision to issue or not within the validity of the receipt. The receipt of application of visa and stay permit is valid within 7 working days of the acceptance date; the receipt of application of residence certificate is valid within 15 working days as of the acceptance date.

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