CAMP PROGRAMS

FOR PARENTS

FOR EDUCATORS

Learn Chinese in Milan | That's Mandarin Chinese School

China Tourist Visa is Back! Great News for Short-Term Chinese Students

by | Mar 15, 2023

China Tourist Visa is Back! Great News for Short-Term Students | That's Mandarin Blog

Wonderful news for our students: China has announced resuming issuing all types of visas, including Tourist Visas, to foreigners starting from March 15, 2023!

This means that you can now come and learn Chinese in China for 1-3 months.

To all our summer course applicants – the wait is over! You can start applying now 🎉

Tourist vs. Student Visa

Since many of you have had questions, in this post, let’s look at the difference between Tourist Visa and Student X2 Visa to help you decide which one suits your trip best.

Visa Guide | That's Mandarin

Quick Visa Guide

  • 1-3 months: Tourist visa (L)
  • 3-6 months: Student visa (X2)

Depending on the length of your intended stay as well as your learning goals, you might choose one or the other. For more details, visit our Visa Guide.

Now let’s look at each type in detail.

Tourist Visa (L)

Tourist Visa | That's Mandarin
旅游签证
lǚyóu qiānzhèng
tourist visa

01. Features

  • Short-term. Available for students who come for a short term (1-3 months).
  • Easier to get. The Chinese L Travel Visa is relatively easy to get. We usually recommend it to all short-term students and summer camp participants, because it’s the fastest and easiest way to come to China, learn Chinese, and travel.
  • Fewer documents. You will need to provide your booking details for accommodation and your itinerary. We will help you collect the necessary documents.

02. Eligible Courses

We provide a wide range of short-term courses eligible for the L Tourist visa:

Intensive Group Chinese Course | That's Mandarin Beijing
Short-Term Intensive Course for Adults

Our Short-Term Intensive Group (or Private) program is a popular choice for learners who would like to improve their Chinese fast. The course features 3 group Chinese classes a day, 5 days a week. You will have the weekends free to explore the city and connect with locals. The course is available all year round.

Chinese Immersion Summer Program in Beijing | That's Mandarin Language School
Summer Immersion for Adults

Our Summer program is a popular choice for learners who would like to improve their Chinese fast over the summer. The course features 3 group Chinese classes a day, 5 days a week. You will have the weekends free to explore the city and connect with locals.

Graduation | Best Chinese Summer Camp 2022 is Now Online Too!
Chinese Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp programs are designed for kids & teens 7-17 years old. It’s a great way to learn Chinese and explore the Chinese culture, with various options available from Classes-Only camps to Homestay.

Study Visa (X2)

Tourist Visa | That's Mandarin
学习签证
xuéxí qiānzhèng
study visa

01. Features

  • Longer term. This type is more suitable for you if you’re planning to stay in China for a period from 3 to 6 months.
  • Stricter requirements. The requirements for X2 Student Visa state that you should have a minimum of 15 classes per week, and attend the classes.
  • More documents. You will need to provide an admission letter from our school, which we will help you prepare along with other documents.

02. Eligible Courses

Here is the list of our courses that match the minimum requirement of 15 classes per week:

Chinese Visa Program | That's Mandarin Beijing
Chinese Visa Program

If your goal is to come to China or extend your stay in China, here’s a course designed for quick Chinese mastery. It includes 3 group Chinese classes a day, 5 days a week.

Intensive Chinese group classes | That's Mandarin
Intensive Group Classes

Intensive Group classes are the popular choice for those who want to master Chinese fast. The program features 3 classes a day, 5 times a week. This program is available all year round, and you will be placed in a small group of peers with a similar level of Chinese.

Intensive Group HSK Preparation Course in Shenzhen | That's Mandarin
Intensive Group HSK Course

If you would like your intensive group classes to focus on the HSK preparation rather than on general language fluency, we have a special course for these goals. You will be placed in a small group of peers of the same level of Chinese. The schedule is also 3 classes a day, 5 days a week.

Private Chinese Course for Corporate Clients | That's Mandarin Shanghai
Intensive 1-on-1 Private Course

If you want to have 1-on-1 classes with a Chinese teacher, you can consider enrolling in our Private course. The learning content, schedule, and frequency are all customizable to meet your study goals, and the course generally features 20-30 classes a week.

[BONUS] Official News

Read to level up your Chinese?

Take a look at the translation of the official notice from the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco and pick up some visa-related Chinese vocabulary.

Official Notice | That's Mandarin Blog

01.

关于进一步调整外国人赴华签证及入境政策的通知

Guānyú jìnyībù tiáozhěng wàiguó rén fù huá qiānzhèng jí rùjìng zhèngcè de tōngzhī

Notice on Further Adjustment of Visa and Entry Policies for Foreigners to China

 

  • 赴华 (fù huá): to visit China
  • 签证 (qiānzhèng): visa
  • 入境 (rùjìng): to enter a country
  • 政策 (zhèngcè): policy
  • 通知 (tōngzhī): notice

02.

为进一步便利中外人员往来,中国政府决定自北京时间2023 年3月15日零时起,就外国人赴华签证入境政策作如下调整:

Wéi jìnyībù biànlì zhōngwài rényuán wǎnglái, Zhōngguó zhèngfǔ juédìng zì Běijīng shíjiān èr-líng-èr-sān nián sān yuè shíwǔ rì líng shí qǐ, jiù wàiguó rén fù huá qiānzhèng rùjìng zhèngcè zuò rúxià tiáozhěng:

In order to further facilitate people-to-people exchanges between China and foreign countries, the Chinese government has decided to make the following adjustments on the visa and entry policies for foreigners to China as of 00:00 Beijing time on March 15, 2023:

 

  • 便利 (biànlì): to ease; to facilitate
  • 作调整 (zuò tiáozhěng): to make adjustments

03.

一、恢复2020 年3月28 日前签发且仍在有效期内的签证入境功能。

Yī, huīfù èr-líng-èr-líng nián sān yuè èrshíbā rì qián qiānfā qiě réng zài yǒuxiàoqī nèi de qiānzhèng rùjìng gōngnéng.

1. Valid multi-year multi-entry visas issued before March 28, 2020 by the Chinese visa authorities abroad will resume function.

 

  • 恢复 (huīfù): to resume; to recover
  • 签发 (qiān fā): to issue (a document)
  • 仍在有效期内 (réng zài yǒuxiàoqī nèi): still valid; still within the period of validity
  • 功能 (gōngnéng): function

04.

二、中国驻外签证机关恢复审发外国人各类赴华签证(包括旅游、就医事由签证)。向我馆申办签证的具体要求,详见我馆网站及微信公众号《中国驻旧金山总领馆关于申办签证最新要求的通知》发布于北京时间 2023年3月14日)。

Èr, Zhōngguó zhù wài qiānzhèng jīguān huīfù shěn fā wàiguó rén gè lèi fù huá qiānzhèng (bāokuò lǚyóu, jiùyī shìyóu qiānzhèng). Xiàng wǒ guǎn shēnbàn qiānzhèng de jùtǐ yāoqiú, xiáng jiàn wǒ guǎn wǎngzhàn jí Wēixìn gōngzhòng hào “Zhōngguó zhù Jiùjīnshān zǒng lǐngguǎn guānyú shēnbàn qiānzhèng zuìxīn yāoqiú de tōngzhī” fābù yú Běijīng shíjiān èr-líng-èr-sān nián sān yuè shísì rì).

2. Foreigners may apply for all types of visas including those for tourism and medical treatment. For the specific requirements on visa application, please refer to Notice on Visa Application Requirements on the website and Wechat public account of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco (released Beijing time on March 14, 2023).

 

  • 驻外 (zhù wài): stationed abroad
  • 机关 (jīguān): establishment; office; body
  • 审发 (shěn fā): to review and issue
  • 旅游签证 (lǚyóu qiānzhèng): tourist visa
  • 就医事由签证 (jiùyī shìyóu qiānzhèng): visa for medical matters
  • 具体要求 (jùtǐ yāoqiú): specific requirements
  • 详见 (xiángjiàn): for further details, refer to
  • 网站 (wǎngzhàn): website

05.

三、口岸签证机关恢复审发符合法定事由的各类口岸签证。

Sān, kǒu’àn qiānzhèng jīguān huīfù shěn fā fúhé fǎdìng shìyóu de gè lèi kǒu’àn qiānzhèng.

3. Port visas shall resume to be issued in line with the relevant laws and regulations.

 

  • 口岸签证 (kǒu’àn qiānzhèng): port visa
  • 符合 (fúhé): to meet; to correspond with
  • 法定事由 (fǎdìng shìyóu): legal reasons
  • 各类 (gè lèi): all kinds of; all types of

06.

四、恢复海南入境免签、上海邮轮免签、港澳地区外国人组团入境广东免签、东盟旅游团入境广西桂林免签政策。

Sì, huīfù Hǎinán rùjìng miǎn qiān, Shànghǎi yóulún miǎn qiān, Gǎng’ào dìqū wàiguó rén zǔtuán rùjìng guǎngdōng miǎn qiān, Dōngméng lǚyóu tuán rùjìng Guǎngxī Guìlín miǎn qiān zhèngcè.

4. The visa-exemption policy for Hainan, visa-exemption cruise policy for Shanghai, visa-exemption policy for foreigners to visit Guangdong from Hong Kong and Macao, and visa-exemption policy for ASEAN tour groups to Guilin, Guangxi shall resume operation. 

  • 免签 (miǎnqiān): visa exemption; visa-free
  • 邮轮 (yóulún): cruise liner
  • 组团 (zǔtuán): organized group
  • 海南 (Hǎinán): Hainan island
  • 上海 (Shànghǎi): Shanghai city
  • 港澳地区 (Gǎng’ào dìqū): Hong Kong and Macao area
  • 东盟 (Dōngméng): ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
  • 广西 (Guǎngxī): Guangxi province
  • 桂林 (Guìlín): Guilin city

Contact Us

Have questions regarding our courses or regarding visas?

Ask us on WeChat, or contact us via Contact page:

Contact Us on WeChat

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Other posts you might like

Get 2-week FREE
Chinese Classes

Original Price: ¥600

Get 2-week FREE Chinese Classes

Original Price: ¥600
LEARN MORE
Share This
Thats Mandarin Logo
Live chat
Wechat Logo
WeChat
Chat icon
Chat
Chat with us
WeChat
Thats Mandarin QR Code
Take a screenshot and use WeChat to scan the QR code
Chat Chat with our Course Consultant