Licensing Item: Visa Notification for Aliens Invited to Hunan
Application Units: state organs, enterprises and institutions registered as legal persons (including state-owned, private, joint venture and sole proprietorship enterprises), schools and other corporate organizations
Handling Authority: Foreign Affairs Office of Hunan Provincial People’s Government
Address: Certification Service Hall, 3rd Floor, Xianghui Building, No. 12 Shaoshan North Road, Furong District, Changsha City
Work Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) Morning: 8:30-11:30; Afternoon: 13:00-17:00
1. Application Form for Inviting Foreigners to Hunan Province filled out by the host units in duplicate (consent of the superior authority concerned and personal information of the foreigner being invited shall be included in the form);
2. Schools inviting experts of foreign nationalities shall go through relevant formalities at the Hunan Provincial Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, who shall then present relevant materials for visa notification;
3. Universities and colleges applying visas for foreign students shall first have the JW202 Form endorsed by the Hunan Provincial Department of Education before applying for the visa notification;
4. Foreign individual who is to derive income from work or employment with enterprises or organizations within the territory of Hunan shall first get the Employment Permit at the Hunan Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security before applying for visa notification with work permit and the Application Form for Inviting Foreigners to Hunan.
Bases for the Administrative Action:
1. Regulations on Examination and Approval of Requests to Send Personnel Abroad for Short Trips and Requests to Invite Foreigners to China (ZF  No. 10 by CPPCC) ;
2. Measures on Adjusting Examination and Approval of Requests to Send Personnel Abroad for Short Trips and Requests to Invite Foreigners to China (ZBF  No. 11 by General Office of the CCPCC);
3. Provisions on Providing Entry and Residential Conveniences to High Level Experts and Investors of Foreign Nationalities (GBF  No.32 by General Office of the State Council) ;
4. Notice on Improving Visa Notification Application and Streamlining Visa Process (WF  No. 15 by Foreign Affairs Office of the CPPCC).
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn