Good Samaritan Case Study 9:

Received a Stay Permit on Business visa(M)

“Just wanted to remind your readers that each extension needs a full passport page, in case they are running low on passport pages.

I recently followed the helpful suggestions on your site to get a 90-day extension to my stay in China on an M business visa. However, the EEB treated this like a new visa application and put a new full-page sticker in my passport, with all the entry / exit info listed as ‘N/A’. This was a surprise to me – I was not expecting this as my original M visa is still valid well into 2021.

Just wanted to let your readers know in case they are running low on passport pages. Getting a new passport in China in order to have enough pages for the visa extension stickers could become a big headache!”

SHEE: Did they void your existing visa?

No, they didn’t void it with a stamp or anything, so that’s why I was so confused to get an additional full-page sticker.

It seems that I have two concurrent visas: the original one valid until well into 2021 and the new one that has no info about entry dates, number of entries or duration of stay, but in the ‘observations’ section it says that I am permitted to stay until November.

I guess they treated my application like a stay permit application and just gave me the 90 day stay extension as this is the duration of each stay via the M visa. Perhaps they didn’t cancel the visa because it’s a business visa and it seems like China is trying to encourage businesses / economic growth? Who knows…

I assume I will need to keep applying for 90-day extensions each time until my visa expires or I can ‘reset’ by traveling overseas and re-entering China.

Hope this clarifies and can be helpful for your other readers.

Good Samaritan #9, thank you for validating information found on the site and adding your experience. 

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.  

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