Switching from X1 visa to Z visa during covid 60 day extension

Q & A ForumCategory: COVID: 2-month automatic extension(overstay)Switching from X1 visa to Z visa during covid 60 day extension
Peter C asked 4 months ago

Hello,
I am currently in Shanghai under a X1 student visa, originally due to expire on 31st July. I have two questions:

  1. Is there any way of knowing whether this 60 day extension will apply to my visa?
  2. Are there any restrictions on using this extension period to apply for a Z visa from within China?

Thanks.

1 Answers
ShanghaiExitEntry Staff answered 4 months ago

Hi Peter C,
 
You are automatically granted the extension. BUT, if before July 31st, the government announces “the pandemic period is over!” then you won’t get the 60-day extension. 
 
No restrictions. You can apply for a Z-visa during the extension period from within China.
Cheers.
 

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