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New Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to DMU!We are delighted to have you as a new member ofDMU. The registration days for 2016 Spring Semester are from 3 to 4, March, 2016. The schoolaccommodation officially opens to new students on March 1, 2016. Starting at university can feel likestepping into the unknown, but there is no need to worry. By completing all relevant tasks in thechecklist below, you can ensure your arrival at DMU goes smoothly.  
Stay, Exit and Entry
At the beginning and end of each semester, IEC coordinates international students in visa issues. International students should come to Comprehensive Service Office(405 room) with related documents to apply for visa during the required time period that will be published by IEC. Students who do not have scholarship should pay fees including tuition, accommodation, and insurance before applying for visa.

a) International students must comply with PRC Entry & Exit Rules for Foreign Citizens, and apply for entry & exit or residence permit according to related regulations. Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau is in charge of these issues.
b) International students who enter China with X1 visa should apply for Residence Permit: international students who study at China for over 6 months should apply for X1 visa; new international students who have X1 visa should go to Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau to apply for Residence Permit for Foreign Citizens after entering China over 30 days.
c) Issues about X2 visa: international students who stay in China for less than 6 months need to apply for X2 visa. X2 visa holders can stay in China for 3 to 6 months from the day of entry. The valid period is marked on visa. It should be noted that X2 visa is valid only once, and will be invalid after the holder exits China. The holder’s valid residence period should refer to the new visa.
d) For international students who transfer from other Chinese places with Residence Permit: these international students must go to Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau to apply for the change of address where the visa is issued. Anyone who violates this regulation will be penalized by the Entry & Exit Department.
e) Passport change: if anyone changes passport during the study period, it is required to transfer the visa to the new passport within 10 days after the new passport is received, which could be done at Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau. IEC will support students in this issue such as offering related documents. If anyone violates this regulation, they will be fined by Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau according to Chinese regulations and laws.  
f) Valid period of visa or residence permit: international students should always keep in mind the valid period on the visa or residence permit, and should ask for an extension letter from IEC 30 days before the expiry. Then students need go to Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau for the extension issue. Self-funded students should first pay off all fees before applying for visa or residence permit extension. Those who do not deal with the issue on time would be penalized by the public security bureau. 
g) International students who graduate, finish study, or drop out must leave China within the required time period. Students who drop out, transfer to another school or finish study early should go to Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau to shorten visa valid period - usually to transfer the residence permit to short stay visa. Otherwise, the university will not issue to students any graduation certificates.

Notes:
IEC is not responsible in facilitating students’ family members to get a visa. Students who need to get a visa/ residence permit for their family should contact Chinese Embassy in their home country and Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau.
International students who miss the period when student visas are applied collectively need personally apply for visa at Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau. Procedures are as follows: present all required documents → wait for documents review → pay and arrange the document shipping → wait for the review online → get your passport back (20 days later)

Entry & Exit Administration Department of Dalian Public Security Bureau
Add: Floor 2, Administration Service Building, Hi-tech Zone, Dalian
Office hour: 8:30am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:30pm (Mon - Fri)
Tel: +86-0411-86766108
Website: http://www.gacrj.dl.gov.cn/
Transport: 20 yuan by taxi, round way