Good Samaritan Case Study 3:
Business Visa(M) - consulting with the immigration officer on how to stay longer during covid-19 pandemic period
From Samaritan #3:
“Already used auto 60-day extension. Successfully got visa extension for M visa today. It does not cancel my current visa.
Making a post to let everyone know: Make sure you go to the Pudong headquarters of the 出入境管理局 to apply.
I went to the Jing An office first and they had no idea what I was talking about, said I could get humanitarian visa for 30 days and cancel current visa if I wanted, but absolutely no other option. So I drove to Pudong and I didn’t have to explain anything to them, all was done in five minutes.
I cannot speak to anything other than M visa. They did ask me if my business activities were still ongoing or not, if I said no maybe they wouldn’t have allowed me to extend, not sure.
Hope no one goes to a non-HQ office and takes their word for not being able to do 2nd extension.
You will need:
1) Invitation letter with company stamp (newly written from company, not original you used from visa app, have them say you need to stay for ongoing business + pandemic)
2) Your inviting company’s business license (original and copy)
3) Police address registration form
5) They will take your photo and give you application form there
The invitation letter contained a statement that all expenses would be covered by them[the Company] and they take responsibility for me. Standard template.“
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, Good Samaritan #3!
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