Tenwest Mandarin School

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  • RegisteredMarch 4, 2009
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Forums > Living in Kunming > Needed documents to apply for a Marriage Visa

What is the invite application letter that is now needed? Is this the same as getting an invitation letter from a Chinese citizen for a tourist visa? Seems silly that you'd need to be invited for a residence permit to a place where you already live (if renewing) by your own spouse...

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Student Visa Crackdown

The traveling part when school is in session still worries me a bit as a student who is supposed to be here to do research, which means travel is essential to what I'm doing. The guy from the campus foreign students office told me not to worry about it too much but then simultaneously has said I should show up to language classes when I'm in Kunming sometimes to keep the PSB happy. People have been coming to China for years on student visas with the sole purpose of doing research, but after these changes it still worries me a bit that next year when I need to renew the PSB will have some issue with all the travel I've done. Hopefully others are right and its a non-issue with public universities and just the private schools...

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Student Visa Crackdown

Student visas can be used for research as I am currently doing, but it must be facilitated through a public university, not through a private language school. You also need to have a sponsor/local advisor from the faculty at the university who will be the supervisor for your project. If you'll be working less than six months you can also simply get an invitation letter for an M used to be F visa which can be used for shorter term research. In all cases for things to be fully official, the university will also need to vet and get your research approved by the provincial foreign affairs office as well.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > jewelry repair in KM

After a lot of searching last year my fiancé and I found a decent jewelry department within a big department store downtown that was able to weld and resize her engagement ring which I bought in the states. It's in the large square near Nanping Jie and the bus turnaround loop and the sidewalk water fountains. Don't know the name of the store but it's right on the edge of the square and the jewelry department is on the 4th or 5th floor.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Student Visa Crackdown

Anyone know when these interviews began? I just got my new student residence permit in July and no such interview took place when I went with the university to the PSB, very easy process, just paperwork. Also, you've all been talking about student visas, do you actually mean one year residence permits or are you here on shorter term student visas?

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I've actually been excited about the idea of a new modern international airport for quite some time but now I'm actually hoping it won't actually open on time as I have a short trip back to Kunming (I'm usually only in Yunnan about six months out of the year, this is a random short visit) of about ten days in March and don't really wan't to deal with traveling to and from the new location twice in such a short time period. If I was around for my typical long term stay it wouldn't bother me so much.

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