Hello, I plan to extend my stay in Shanghai by applying for a tourist visa (currently on a X2 visa). How long does it usually take for the visa to arrive? Are there any things I should bring with me in advance to the bureau?
“L1 Service: You have China X or Z Visa now, stop working (or studying), Want to change it to 1 month with no entry nonrenewable Stay Permit (Humanity) :
1. Passport with valid visa
2. Local Shanghai Registration Form Of Temporary Residence( up to date )
3. 2 Passport Photographs (size 4.5cm*3.5cm)
If you have X China student visa, then you need to provide 1 more letter from your school to confirm you have already quit (with school official stamp, release date on the letter must be a recently date within a 10 days) or your graduated certificate.
If you have Z China working visa, then you need provide 1 more letter from your former company to confirm you have already quit (with company official stamp, release date on the letter must be a recently date within a 10 days) + your old company business license copy and enterprise code license copy.
Normal Service takes: 8 Working Days”
sourced from VisaInChina