Good Samaritan Case Study 1:

10-yr multiple entry tourist visa(L) - consulting with the immigration officer and preparing for a stay permit application during covid-19 pandemic period

More notes from Good Samaritan #1:

I went once more to the Pudong Office in May, long before visa expiration, to check again on the requirements. I pleaded my case, mentioned my age, time in China, situation in my country, and presented medical reports. The officer was ready to give me a 30-day visa right away. He told me I would keep my 10-year L visa the first time, but would lose it if I asked for a second visa later on. He didn’t mention any other conditions.

As it was too early to apply, I said I’d rather come back later and was told to do so 2 or 3 days before visa expiration.

Which I did. I saw another officer that day, who offered me a 60-day visa. The visa was ready 10 days later, a 60-day S2 visa, starting from the day I had applied, and my 10-year L visa was canceled.”

Please consider sharing your experiences in extending your stay in China and paying it forward to inform others during this challenging time. You can email your experiences / findings at shanghai exit entry at gmail dot com, all in one word. Thank you.  

Thank you, Good Samaritan #1.

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