Important notice for applying student visa (X)

Issued to the applicant who is going to China for a study, advanced studies or practice for a period of more than six months

    1,Documents to be submitted when booking appointment

l       One completed visa application form(V.2011A) together with  completed and signed Supplementary Visa Application Form(V2011B), with a recently taken passport photo stuck on it; all the items on the application form should be completed neatly with genuine information; false or incomplete information and illegible characters may lead to refusal of a visa.

l       The original passport with at least six months validity and two blank pages. After the appointment is made, the applicant's passport will be returned to him/her on site.

l       Photocopy of applicant's passport data page and all the previous Chinese visas.

l       Photocopy and the original Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201 or JW202) issued by the Ministry of Education of China. JW201 and JW202 form will be returned to applicant on interview date.

l       Photocopy and the original Admission Notice from a university, college or school. The original Admission Notice will be returned to applicant on interview date.

l       The Physical Examination Record Form (not required for the primary or the middle school student)

l       Any other document which the Chinese-Consulate General views necessary.


2,Procedure , time and reminders

l       Applicants must submit the original JW 201 or JW 202 Form and the completed visa form to book appointment on every Tuesday or Thursday morning between 9:30am to 12:30 noon in the Visa Hall.

l       Applicants must come in person to the visa hall for interview on appointed date (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:30am to 12:30 noon except for holidays)

l       It takes one to two weeks for processing the visa. The expedite fee of 4000 Naira is charged for express.

l       Mail-in application is not accepted.

l       Entrusting others or travel agency for visa submission is not allowed.

l       Alteration or forgery of invitation letters is absolutely forbidden.

l       Passport with fake Chinese Visa or fake entry and exit stamp on it will be handed over to the Police and the passport holder will be refused entry into China permanently.

l       X Visa holders must apply for a residence permit at the local public security authorities within 30 days of entry into China.

l       You pay when you pick up visa.

l       Download form : http://lagos.china-consulate.org/eng/lszj/bgxz/t232067.htm

3,Visa fee:(naira) , validity, entries and duration



express fees

extra express fees

single entry visa (valid for three months)




double entry in half a year visa(valid for six months)




multiple entry in half a year visa (valid for six months)




multiple entry in one year visa (valid for one year)





l       Validity ("Enter Before") means that the visa is valid, or can be used for entry into China from the date of issue to the "Enter Before" date indicated on the visa (Beijing Time). If a visa has unused entries, the bearer can enter China by 24:00 (Beijing Time) of the expiration date.  

l       "Entries" refers to the number of times the bearer is permitted to enter China during the validity of a visa.

l       "Duration of Each Stay" refers to the maximum number of days the visa bearer is permitted to stay in China each time, which is calculated from the date of entry into China.

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