The Guide to X1 & X2 Visas for China – Index
- What is an X visa?
- What’s the difference between the X1 and X2 visas?
- What documents do I need to get a X1 and X2 visa?
- Where can I apply for an X1 or X2 visa?
- What’s the duration of the X1 and X2 visas and how many entries can I get?
- How can I apply for a residence permit for a X1 visa?
- How can I renew a X1 or X2 visa in China?
- How much do X1 and X2 visas cost?
- How can I read X1 and X2 visas?
- Can I work in China with an X visa?
What is an X visa?
One of the main reasons that motivates many people to apply for a Chinese visa, besides tourism or work, is to study abroad. Thanks to the policy of spreading Chinese culture abroad (for example, through the Confucius Institutes spread all over the world or through numerous graduate courses dedicated to Oriental languages), more and more young people have chosen to study Chinese language and culture.
As with any language, the best way to learn is onsite, and for this reason a specific type of visa has been arranged. A study visa (or X visa) is issued, in fact for those who intend to study at a Chinese university, a private firm or something similar.