Most of us are confused with the new visa rule changes that have come up in the recent times. Starting on 1st September, the following on the link are the changes come in effect. http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2013/07/25/china-releases-final-draft-of-new-visa-and-residence-permit-regulations-for-foreigners.html
1. One’s valid passport and visa;
2. Host units’ official letters in chinese (if hosted by independent investment joint venture and foreign investment enterprises the whole-people collective and joint stock companies etc., must also provide originals andcopies of duplicate of “Business License”);
3. Adding the official seal of the unit when fill out “Application Form for Visa Residence Permit”, and stick a recent, two in., bareheaded, full-faced photo.
Official website: http://www.bjgaj.gov.cn/web/
Note: You cannot apply for an extension of visa AGAIN. You have the choice of either leaving the country (eg HK) or apply for another kind of visa. I know, totally sucks. Let’s see what’s in store for me next week.
Address of visa Office: 2 Andingmen Avenue (East), Dongcheng District, Beijing (Southeast of BeiXiaoJie Bridge, 2nd Ring Road).
How to get there: Public transportation: BeiXiaoJie HuoKou Stop by Bus 44, 13, 116,807, 117, or Lama Temple Station by Underground Line 2, exit B