1. 申请来华签证：Visa Application
留学生需在本国所在的中国使馆或领事馆申请入华签证。 申请签证所需要提供的文件包括您的有效护照，录取通知书（原件）及外国留学人员来华签证申请表（也称为JW201/JW202表）。在您取回护照及领取入华签证的同时，请确保使馆把您的录取通知书及JW201/JW202表原件归还给您。在华学习时间超过半年的学生须持 “X1”签证 入境。
You may apply for your Chinese Visa at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your home country. When applying for your visa, please remember to bring along with you your valid passport, the original copy of the university's admission notification and a Visa Application Form for Foreign Students Studying in China (also known as the JW201/JW202 form). Do make sure that your letter of admission and JW202 form are handed back to you together with your passport after obtaining your Chinese visa.International Students who will be studying in China for more than 6 months are required to obtain an ‘X1' Visa.
Important: (1) The ‘X1’ Visa will is only valid for 30 days after your arrival. You must apply for a Residence Permit within these 30 days；you would be otherwise considered staying illegally and heavily fined.
(2) According to Chinese law and regulations, international students MUST register at universities with X1/X2 visa or residence permit issued by Chinese police stations. Students with other types of visa are NOT permitted to register.
It is not advisable to arrive way before the day of registration since you will not be able to apply for a Residence Permit prior to registration.
Students are required to arrive in university no later than the day of registration (the registration date is written on your admission notification). If you do have need of arriving early, we suggest you arrive no earlier than 2 weeks before the registration date. Students can reserve rooms for new semester by the end of June or December, and check in with own passport at the front desk of the dormitory when arrive.
Dormitory Address: International students’ dormitory, east campus Soochow University, #50 Donghuan Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
There are several banks near university where you can set up a bank account after you have arrived. If you are planning to convert foreign currencies into RMB, the bank of communication on campus usually accepts the foreign currencies of: American Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, etc.
If you are planning to wire-transfer funds/money to your Chinese bank account, do prepare some “on-hand” cash to cover the expenses needed for short-term housing, meals, etc. To be on a safe side, we recommend students you to carry the amount (of cash) that is enough to cover your monthly living expenses as it takes several working days for the money-transfer to be completed.
4.所需携带的文件：What to Bring
What to Bring
Below is the checklist of important documents that you must carry with you to Suzhou
•Valid passport and visa
•Admission Letter (original copy)
•Visa Application for Study in China form (also known as the JW201/JW202 form) (original)
•Tuition (if self-funding)
•2-inch full-faced photos with white background (at least 6 copies)
•Physical examination record and blood test reports (original, if available)
Degree students should also bring:
•No criminal record
•Notarized graduation certificate
•Hsk certificate (original, if available)