A health examination is necessary for all students wishing to stay in China for over six months; these will be the students who have, or wish to upgrade to an X visa.
Health Examination In Home Country
Health examination in your home country is permissible but must conform to the following standards:
- The certificate of health submitted for check shall be issued by a public hospital of the country or region where the person resides and shall be stamped with the common seal of the examination-performing hospital and be signed by the practitioner, or shall be notarized by a notary organ of the country or region where the person resides if issued by a private hospital;
- The certificate of health shall be an original copy with the photo of the examinee and attached with the original laboratory sheet and report sheet. The examination items include internal medical, surgical, five sense organs, electrocardiogram, chest x-ray and the laboratory examinations which shall consist of the serologically defined examinations for AIDS, venereal diseases, infectious hepatitis. If there is any nonconformity in the certificate of health, the quarantine inspection physician is entitled to demand the applicant to re-take the examination or take supplementary examination.
Health Examination In China
The health examination can take place once you have arrived in China. CSA will be on hand to help you with the procedure. The examination costs around 440 RMB and students should make sure that they have an empty stomach before attending the examination. The results are usually obtained within 3-5 days. Please be sure to tell a CSA staff member if you have not taken the health exam in your home country.
The final part of the procedure is to obtain a health certificate. This will require you to bring your passport, 2 passport sized photos and health exam papers. These will be taken to the Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, if everything is in order they will issue you with a health certificate, the cost of this will be 40 RMB.
The cost of converting your visa once your health examination has been completed is approximately 480rmb. The total for changing your visa from tourist to student will amount to approximately 960 RMB.
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