Chinese Visa Extension and Long-term Residence

If the visa is about to expire, you must prepare as soon as possible and prepare materials to apply for a long-term residence permit or visa extension.

1. What is the difference between visa extension and long-term residence permit process?

A: the process of visa extension is similar to that of residence permit, but residence permit requires physical examination, and extension does not require physical examination.

2. Is the stay time in China the same after visa extension and residence permit?

A: the maximum validity period of visa extension is no more than 180 days, and the minimum is 30 days. It cannot be extended all the time; The residence permit has a minimum stay period of 1 year and a maximum stay period of 5 years. It can be extended many times after expiration.

3. If you don't stay in China for a long time and just want to stay in China for a long time, can you apply for visa extension directly?

A: if you just want to stay in China for a period of time, you can apply for visa extension directly period is OK.

4. Is there any difference between the treatment of holding residence permit and visa extension?

A: the visa extension is unable to open bank cards and insurance in China and prepare for a green card in the future; However, the residence permit can set up bank cards and driver's licenses in China. After obtaining the residence permit, you can start to accumulate time, and you can apply for a Chinese green card five years later.

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