Where do foreigners need to apply for visa renewal in China? What is the process?

Foreigners who wish to renew their visas in China need to go to the entry and exit management agency of the public security organs for processing. The process is as follows:

1. Scope of application: Applicable to foreigners who need to stay in China after entering the country with a regular visa.

2. Acceptance agency: The National Immigration Administration entrusts the entry and exit management agency of public security organs at or above the prefecture level city (including districts and counties under the direct jurisdiction of the municipality) to accept foreign visa documents.

3. Decision making agency: The entry and exit management agency of the corresponding level of public security organs is responsible for issuing foreign visa documents.

4. Application requirements: Foreigners who enter the country with a regular visa can apply for visa extension, renewal, and reissue in accordance with regulations.

5. Application materials: A valid passport or other international travel document, a completed application form, photos that meet the standards, and supporting documents related to the application are required.

6. Basic process for processing: The applicant needs to personally or through a designated representative go to the entry and exit management agency of the public security organs to handle relevant procedures. After acceptance and review, the decision-making agency will make a decision on whether to issue a visa.

7. Deadline for processing: For applications that meet the acceptance criteria, the entry and exit management agency of the public security organs will make a decision on whether to issue them within 7 working days.

8. Fee basis and standards: Visa fees are charged according to relevant standards, and specific fees can be consulted during processing.

The specific processing location and detailed requirements may vary by region, subject to local policy regulations.

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