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Pre-Departure Service

Facilitating your Foreigner Physical Examination, Money Affairs, Airport Pick-up, and luggage preparation are also provided. Our job is to ensure your smooth start on your educational journey in China. We want to assure you have no stress or difficulties arriving to China. Our agency will save you a lot of time, money and unnecessary headache.
Pre-Departure Service includes:
1. Foreigner Physical Examination
2. Airport Pick-Up
3. Money Affairs
4. Luggage Preparation
Subtotal Service Fee: 110 USD
 
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If you require any assistance or have any questions about payment please contact us and our consultant can answer your questions.
 
1. Airport Pickup Service
With experience in doing airport pick-up, most students have chosen our service because it is obvious for one to find himself/herself exhausted, even disoriented after taking a long-haul flight, feeling unable to find your way to the university.
By Yourself:
1. Might forget or lose precious things because you bring your heavy luggage and feel exhausted;
  2. Not easy for you to find the right way by taxi and have to wait more than 1 hour;
  3. Difficult to communicate with the driver in English, let alone other foreign languages;
4. Taxi driver might charge you extra fee, which will add up and become an expensive fee.
To ease the pain and discomforts, we are pleased to offer airport pick-up service to all, because we believe the “last mile to destination” matters: it is the first and crucial step to make a sound impression on our clients. All you need to do is inform us of your arrival city, flight number, estimated arriving time, and then, we will pick you up. Our chartered car will wait for you even if your flight is delayed. 
Ni Hao China Airport Pick-Up Service:
Step 1: Login in your Ni Hao China account, and then click the button to reserve the airport pick-up service or contact our student care service team directly.
  Step 2: Make the payment and give us your flight details. You are advised to reconfirm your flight details with us at least 3 work days prior to your departure.
  Step 3: Ni Hao China will arrange the transportation and pick you up at any time, take a photo of you and send to your parents of your safe arrival in China, then drive you to your dorm in the university.
Cities available for Airport Pick-Up Service
Airport Pick-Up Service is available in most cities in China. Please contact our student care service team to make sure your arrival city is available for the service.
Service Fee: 80 USD
 
2. Foreigner Physical Examination
All foreigners or international students who intend to stay in China for a period of time more than 180 days/6 months are required to take physical examination, which costs around 100 U.S. dollars in total, either before or after they come to China.
Consultants with Ni Hao China are pleased to help you on this issue, saving you a lot of time by informing you when and where the physical examination will be happening, what you need to have on that day and what are your steps after.
It is required for an applicant to submit relevant documents proving that he/she has passed the physical examination to apply for a residence permit in China.
One might need to take a physical examination in his or her country and submit the completed Foreigners’ Physical Examination Form with other documents prior applying for a student visa. You should download the form below and ask a doctor to complete the form. The hospital should sign the document and stamp it with the official seal over your photograph.
Service Fee: Free. Our student care service team will provide a guidebook for you with the procedure, documents needed, and tips of physical examination.
 
3. Luggage Preparation
What to include in your Luggage
1) Your passport, admission letter, visa, physical examination form and other important documents.
3) At least 1000 RMB in cash for any unforeseen circumstances.
4) Back-up batteries or alternative source of power.
5) A smart phone. Trust me, you will be using it a lot on daily basis.
6) Plug adapters and voltage converters. Because of various engineering influences,  China  has several types of electrical sockets, but with a good adapter set you should be fine.
7) Other necessities, such as medicine, clothes, shoes and others. Ni Hao China consultant will send you a list of luggage preparation in case you forget something.
Tips on clothing
Season  Month  Temperature Options Available
Spring Mar. - May From 10 ℃ to 20 ℃ / From 50.00℉ to 68.00℉ Sweat suits, jackets, sport coats, wool coats, outerwear, and travel shoes 
Summer Jun. - Aug. Above 25 ℃, Up to 40℃ / Above 77℉, Up to 104℉ T-shirts, skirts, shorts, sandals, caps, slippers, sunglasses
Autumn Sept. - Nov.   From 10 ℃ to 20 ℃ / From 50.00℉ to 68.00℉  Sweatshirts, jackets, sports coats, wool jackets, travel shoes
Winter Dec. - Feb. From -10 ℃ to 10 ℃ / From 14℉  to 50.00℉ Down jackets, wool sweaters, gloves, scarves and warm boots, under paints.
  Service Fee: 30 USD. Besides guidebook, our student care service team will provide online service for you and assist you to prepare your luggage very well.
4. Money Affairs
The Currency of China
The renminbi (literally "people's currency") or the yuan is the official currency in the mainland of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is issued by the People's Bank of China, the monetary authority of the PRC. The official ISO 4217 abbreviation is CNY, although also commonly abbreviated as "RMB". The Latinised symbol is (), while in Chinese it is usually written with the character.
The base unit of the renminbi is the yuan. As with Chinese numerals, this character has two forms -- a common simplified form () and a formal form () used to prevent alterations and accounting mistakes.
One yuan is divided into 10 jiao (), and one jiao is divided into 10 fen (). So 3.45 yuan would be spoken of as "3 yuan 4 jiao 5 fen", as opposed to "3 yuan 45 fen".
The largest denomination of the renminbi is the 100-yuan note. The smallest is the 1-fen coin or note. One of the more interesting things to notice is that all denominations are available as banknotes.
Characteristics of the Chinese Yuan (CNY/RMB)
Names & nicknames Yuan renminbi, yuan, renminbi, jiao, fen
Symbols & abbreviations CNY, RMB, CNH, CN, ¥
1 CNY One yuan is divided into 10 jiao, and there are 10 fen in one jiao.
 
 
CNY coins
Coins are available in denominations from 1 fen to 1 yuan. However, as prices increase, Fen and jiao denominations are increasingly unnecessary. Coins under ¥0.1 aren't frequently used. Chinese retailers avoid decimal values such as ¥19.99 in favor of integer values of yuan like ¥19.
CNY banknotes Renminbi banknotes are printed in denominations from 1, 2, and 5 jiao, and ¥1, ¥2, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, and ¥100 yuan.
 
 
Always bring enough cash with you!
Take enough cash, because credit cards are less popular/or not acceptable in a lot of places in China.
Bring enough cash, even though China is moving towards a cashless society. Apps such as WeChat or Alipay will come handy by helping you adapt to the digitized world, but you need time to get used to them.
Prepare new and clean bills (not torn/scuffed/dirty), or the bank won't accept it and exchange RMB for you.
Payment Options
The most secured and time-saving way to pay for the tuition fees is wire transferring money to the university’s international account (in most cases, accounts are available for payment in USD & EUR) before one’s departure, which will smooth the path for your registration.
However, for students planning to pay after their arrival in China, bear in mind that most Chinese universities only accept payment in cash (RMB), so planned and have your money exchanged prior to registration.
Traveler's checks: Because carrying a large amount of money can be a dangerous, many people prefer to purchase traveler’s checks from companies like Visa or American Express. Unlike cash, if you lose these or have them stolen, you can always have it replaced.
Almost every bank will accept traveler’s checks in China, but plan for about an hour or two waits in a line and make sure to follow the instructions on the back of the check.
Some universities may accept traveler’s checks. But it is advised that you contact Ni Hao China or the admission office in advance for any assistance
Credit cards: some universities accept payment by credit card, but a service fee will be charged. Some bank cards cannot work properly in Chinese banks. Therefore, it is wise to contact your bank back home before your departure.
It is advised that you should contact your bank before your departure, informing them that you’ll be in China because banks could freeze bank accounts if they spot suspicious overseas transactions.
Get yourself a Chinese bank Account.
To facilitate the study life in China, we recommend new students open a bank account soon after arrival. It will be very convenient to pay for such expenses as tuition fees with a UnionPay card.
There are several banks near the campus where international students can open a bank account with the passport. Besides the passport you might want to take your Admission Notice and resident permit as well.
Have Money Exchanged in China
The Chinese exchange rate is regulated/fixed, so you don’t have to worry about where to exchange your money in China, which means unlike most other places, the airport exchange rate is fair. But extra transaction service fees might be charged when exchanging at the airport.
In most cases, you find a better exchange rate in China than in your own country. There are several major Chinese banks that are open for business 24 hours a day and will have the money exchanged.
Most Chinese ATMs accept Visa (Plus), Cirrus and Maestro. They accept both chip-and-pin cards and cards with only a magnetic stripe on the back. There are also special ATMs for foreign cards in many major business and shopping malls.
Chinese ATMs have daily and per transaction withdrawal limits, which vary from bank to bank. You can withdraw up to CNY 2,500 per transaction and a maximum of CNY 20,000 per day.
Your home bank may also impose daily and per transaction withdrawal limits. You are advised to make an inquire before you take off to set limits for the withdrawn amounts.  
However, it’s still a good idea to bring a few hundred CNY (equivalent to 50 or 100 USD) with you prior to your arrival.
Do bear in mind to keep the receipts of your currency exchange transactions in safe places, because one will have very hard time having RMB exchanged back into your currencies in the bank. Many hotels will exchange limited amounts of currency. Be sure to avoi-d exchanging currency on the black market from street vendors. You're likely to get fake notes.
Starting from January 2010, Chinese and non-Chinese citizens are subject to an annual exchange limit of US $50,000. And remember that you cannot exchange your money until you show up in person at the bank with either a valid passport or Chinese ID(applies to Chinese citizens only).
Caution: Fake/Counterfeit Money
Fake money has taken a heavy blow as China evolves into a cashless society. However, one is advised to be extra cautious about on this matter while traveling and studying, especially in those less developed or rural areas. 
It is advised that one should carry a selection of lower-denomination notes with themselves for minor transactions.
How to Recognize Fake Money and Other Tips
Do check 50, 20 and 10 yuan notes by the following instructions, in particular, if you see the notes or changes you’ve just got fishy.
The image of Mao Zedong should not be blurred, and you should be able to feel the embossed surface of his coat shoulder.
The metal strip should be of the correct width and in the correct position, well-embedded in the note.
The number showing the denomination of the note on the front bottom left should be white and sharp when you hold it up to the light.
The round symbol with a square in the middle (like an old coin) next to it, front bottom left, should line up with the like image on the back of the note when held up to the light.
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Close-up on the 100 yuan bank note
Changing Yuan Back to Your Currency
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The RMB is becoming increasingly transferable overseas but is still largely restricted. 
Do not over change your foreign currencies, or you may be subject to confiscation (The limit of RMB allowed to bring in or take out is 20,000 yuan. The exceeding part is prohibited). 
One thing you must do is save all your receipts for foreign currency to RMB conversions. This will smooth the path when it comes to changing money back again, either at a bank or, possibly, at the airport upon your departure.
Service Fee: Free
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