Renewing a visa

Last updated on Feb 28, 2012

Foreigners who need to renew their visas may go to Division of Entry-Exit Administration of the Suzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau.

When: Operating hours are from 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday

Where: Division of Entry-Exit Administration of the Suzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau, 1109 Renmin Road; Entry/Exit service spot in the Suzhou Administrative Service Center, 389 Sanxiang Road

What: Take your passport (and a photocopy), your Registration Form of Temporary Residence from the local police station, Public Security Bureau (PSB), or from your current hotel (and a photocopy), and at least one passport-size (2x2 square-inch) photo. Applications are provided for completion while you are at the Entry/Exit Bureau.

How much: 160 RMB

Wait time to receive renewed visa: One week. Expect the line to pick up your new visa to be considerably shorter than the application line. You may have the visa delivered to your home or office for a fee.

A temporary de facto passport may be provided upon request if traveling during the one-week wait time to receive the renewed visa. Remember to take with you an additional passport-size photo for this official document.


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