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Application for Residence Permits
2012-05-28 19:59:47

Foreigners should apply for residence permits at the local exit-and-entry department of the public security bureau.

I. Foreign Experts Applying for Residence Permits

Foreign experts applying for residence permits should answer relevant inquiries and provide the following documents:

1. The original and photocopy of valid passport and visa;

2. One recent frontal hatless half-length passport-size photo;

3. The original Physical Examination Record for Foreigners and the original and photocopy of Foreign Experts Certificate;

4. Personal resume;

5. Official letter from the employer college;

6. Visa and Residence Permit Application Form.

Family members accompanying foreign experts applying for residence permits should answer relevant inquiries and provide the following documents:

1. The original and photocopy of valid passport and visa of the family member(s) accompanying the expert;

2. The original and photocopy of valid passport and visa and residence permit of the foreign expert;

3. One recent frontal hatless half-length passport-size photo;

4. The original Physical Examination Records for Foreigners;

5. Personal resume;

6. Official letter from the employer college and the Certificate of Kinship;

7. Visa and Residence Permit Application Form.

For the first application for residence permits, applicants should handle the formalities personally.

In case of changes of cause of residence, changes of passport number or changes of accompanying family members, holders of residence permits should apply for new ones within ten days since the change at the department where their original residence permits were issued.

In case of changes of place of residence, changes of college for studies or changes of employer unit or unit where the foreigners hold positions, holders of residence permits should apply for new ones within ten days since the change at the department where their original residence permits were issued.

In the event that holders of the residence permit for foreigners wish to move from one city to another within China, they shall apply to the exit-and-entry department of public security bureau stationed at the locality of their original residence or at the target locality for the changes.


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