As an international student, if you are planning to study in China for more than 6 months, you must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (also known as Physical Examination Record for Foreigner) designed by the Chinese Quarantine Authority when you applying for Chinese universities.
- Where to get the latest designed Foreigner Physical Examination Form?
- What are the requirements when doing the physical examination?
- Which hospital should I choose?
- When should I do the medical check-up?
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If you also have the above doubts in your mind, don't worry, I will give you a comprehensive explanation in this article on how to do a perfect Physical Examination according to the requirements from a Chinese university in the post of Foreigner Physical Examination Form Download & Guidance.
Part #1: 【Steps】8 Steps to Complete a Standard Physical Examination
Part #2: 【Definitive Sample】What a Standard Sample Looks Like
Part #3: 【Most Common Errors】Mistakes that Need to Be Avoided
Part #4: 【FAQ】To Solve Your Doubts
Part #5: 【Download】Foreigner Physical Examination Form PDF.
Step 2: Print the Foreigner Physical Examination Form on the front and back of the same piece of A4 paper. ( Do not print it into two pieces of paper )
Step 3: Fill in your personal information on the Foreigner Physical Examination Form as same as the information on your passport and affix one of your recent passport-sized photos. The name written on the form should not be abbreviated or omitted.
Step 4: Bring the form to a public hospital to complete all the checkups, explain to the staff, and have the doctors fill in all boxes for you in English only. Let them know that signature of the doctor and date at the end of the form are required, hospital stamps on the applicant’s photo and the end are required as well. The official hospital stamp on your ID photo should be the same as the one stamped on the bottom of the second page.
Step 5: Confirm the pick-up date of the report before you leaving the hospital
Step 6: Go and get the report and inspection contents on time. To meet the application requirements, please carefully check the form to see that is it as complete as the Definitive Sample shown on the【Part #2】when you receive the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Make a necessary correction in the hospital before you leave there if it’s incomplete or has any mistakes. The report should be attached with the negative film for Chest X-ray exams, ECG, and the examination certificates/sheets for laboratory exams (Serodiagnosis), which include exams on Cholera, Yellow fever, Plague, Leprosy, Venereal Disease, Opening lung tuberculosis, AIDS, Psychosis, Liver function, and HBsAg. If the physical check-up is done at a private hospital, you should get the certificate notarized.
Step 7: Scan the Foreigner Physical Examination Form, ECG, X-ray, laboratory exam report and other all testing reports into one PDF in order with the Foreigner Physical Examination Form on the first two pages, then submit the PDF to the Chinese university with other required documents. If your universities only accept Foreigner Physical Examination Form submitted in JPG. or JPEG. format, follow their own instructions, please.
Step 8: Keep the both original and copies of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form and related reports carefully and bring them along with you when you leave for China. The Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine may double-check the submitted form and attached documentation upon your arrival and decide whether it's acceptable or you should take additional or another physical examination. If additional check or re-check is required, related fees should be covered by yourself. Universities in some strict cities even require every international student to do a new medical check-up at the local designed hospital once they arrive in school, which is also a common situation.
Alright, If you check these 8 steps of Foreigner Physical Examination Form Download & Guidance carefully, you will definitely understand what to do once you are preparing for the medical check-up.
Although I listed as much detail as possible in the previous instructions for each step, I still have to highlight some of the things that are prone to error. The most common mistakes easy to be ignored I've seen in medical forms are as follows:
1. Some medical examination items listed in the form have not been checked.
2. The date of the medical examination is not indicated at the end of the form.
3. The doctor's signature or suggestion is missing.
4. There is no official seal of the hospital, or only have the personal seal of the doctor there.
5. The student's ID photo is not stamped with the official seal of the hospital, or the stamp is not the same as the second-page ones.
6. The medical examination form is beyond the validity period of six months.
7. The student's blood type has not been filled in.
8. The student's home address has not been filled in.
These are all the most common mistakes I've ever seen and want to remind you. Although not all schools are so strict with the physical examination form, we should never allow the medical form to be a reason for the school to refuse our application. If you check this post of Foreigner Physical Examination Form Download & Guidance carefully, you will definitely understand what to do once you are preparing for the medical check-up.
A: Yes. Generally speaking, you can submit a statement first requesting permission of the late submission of the Physical Examination Report from the school. If you don't have a way to communicate with the school for permission and there are still months before the application deadline, then I suggest you wait until the physical examination is available, and submit your application with complete documents. If the application deadline is approaching, then I suggest you submit other materials first and supplement your medical examination form later. If you are applying for Chinese universities through an agency, it will be easy for your agent to communicate with the school about the delay of some of your documents so you don’t have to worry too much. As for a reliable agency, maybe you can check this website and another scholarship website.
Q2: If I am in China and I have a valid Medical Report in another format from the local Chinese Inspection and Quarantine Center / Chinese International Travel Health Center, do I still have to submit a new medical report in common format when applying for further study?
A: No. According to our experience, the medical report issued by the Chinese Inspection and Quarantine Center / Chinese International Travel Health Center is equally valid when applying for a Chinese university if it does not expire. Normally, you don't have to have a physical examination again.
Q3: I was admitted by a Chinese university in 2020, but I haven't been to China because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and now my physical examination form has expired. Do I need to re-provide a new physical examination report when I can enter China in the future?
A: Yes. The Physical Examination Form is one of the documents for visa processing. Usually, when the school needs to make the JW Form (Visa Form) for you, a valid medical examination report been done within 6 months is required. If the school needs your new medical form, the school will let you know.
Q4: What will happen to me if I had a new physical examination in China when I arrive at school and the physical examination report show that my body is abnormal?
A: For students who will study in China for more than six months, their visas will only be valid for 30 days when they enter China. Students need to go to the local Chinese immigration office within 30 days to apply for a residence permit. The immigration office will decide whether you can get a residence permit based on your new medical report. If your physical condition doesn't allow you to get a residence permit, then you can't get a residence permit and stay in China. Conversely, if there is no big problem with your medical report and you have successfully obtained a residence permit, then you can continue to study there.
Q5: The study duration of the program I want to apply for is less than six months. Do I still need to provide the medical form?
A: No. Students who are gonna study for less than six months generally do not need to provide a physical examination. But for double confirmation, please consult the university you apply for.
Q6: In my first summer vacation after studying in China for one year, I returned to my country with my residence permit valid. When I go back to China after the holiday, do I need to provide a new medical examination form again?
A: No. Under normal conditions, students who already have a residence permit do not need to have another physical examination when they enter China again during the study period.
Q7: To improve my Chinese, I want to apply for an online Chinese course from a Chinese university and I have no intention of going to China, do I need to submit a medical report?
A: Different schools have different requirements. You can consult the target school for information. I know a popular Chinese university that doesn’t ask for medical reports for their online Chinese class at a cheap price and you can check the details here.
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