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I received my admission package a couple days ago. I would like to reach my university by train crossing border with Kazkhkstan => Urumqi => Shanghai(my university is located in Shanghai). the problem is there is no direct train route from Kazakhstan to Shanghai. but urumqi . So I will have to plan my itinerary. so I wonder if the travel by train is permitted under this type of visa? As far as I know embassy issues 30 day single entry visa, so I'm supposed to apply for student visa upon arrival to my university city. I don't want to take flight to my university and lose the chance to see the china.


Thank you for the help in advance!

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Unless they changed their student visa process, I'm pretty sure that the document in your admission package nets you a student visa (single entry, valid for 30 days), and you need to convert it to a residence permit upon arrival.


Your student visa is fine, as long as you cross the Chinese border once (and it seems to be the case).

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