Residence Card for Foreigners

Entering China with "x1"visa means one would stay in China more than six month. He/she is required to apply for residence permit in the first month after arrival with the following steps


1.Fill the format "Registration of Temporary Residence for visitors" (临时住宿登记表)

You could get it from the SJTU dorm front desk if you live on campus, the hotel you stay, or the nearest police station around where you live.


2. Make an appointment at for physical examination. Please do it as soon as you arrive since it would take some time to wait for appointment and result.

Add:15 Jin Bang Road(near Shanghai Zoo)

Price: 600 RMB

International students who do not meet the requirement will have to re-take the medical examination. Those who refuse to re-take the medical examination or are diagnosed with diseases that are not permitted to enter China according to the Chinese laws and regulations will be required to leave China.


3. School Certificate. Please bring 1) passport, 2)pictures, 3)physical examination result, 4) admission letter to get certificate from Exit and Entry Department, SJTU:



Location: Exit and Entry Department, Room 200B, New Administrative Buidling, Minhang Campus



4. Shanghai Exit and Entry Bureau上海出入境管理局 to apply for Residence Permit

The materials you need: 1)passport 2)Admission Letter 3) JW202 4) SJTU certificate

Deadline: 30 days after arrival


Note:  If materials are handed in designated time, SJTU Exit and Entry Department maye apply for residence permit for international students collectively.


Location directory

A. Shanghai Entry-Exit Bureau General Office:

Add: 1500 Minsheng Road, Pudong District, Shanghai (上海市浦东新区民生路1500号)

Tel: (86-21)28951900

Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm; Monday to Saturday

From Xuhui Campus:

Option 1: Take Metro Line 9, from Xujiahui Stop to Middle Yanggao Road Stop, about 9 stops.

Length: about 1 hour Fare: about 4 RMB

Option 2: By taxi Length: about 30 minutes Fare: about 60RMB

From Minhang Campus:

Option 1: Take Metro Line 5, From Dongchuan Road Stop to Xinzhuang Stop, change Line 1 to People Square Stop, change Line 2 to Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Stop.

Length: about an hour and a half Fare: about 7 RMB

Option 2: By taxi Length: about one hour Fare: about 140RMB


B. Minhang District Entry-Exit Bureau branch office

Add: 3700 Yindu Road 闵行区银都路3700号

Tel: (86-21)34074800

Option 1: Take Metro Line 5, From Dongchuan Road stop to Yindu Road Stop

Option 2: By Taxi: about 24minutes and 46 RMB 

[ 2014-07-14 ]