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Residence Permits for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Residents Could Be Applied for at 322 Service Centers in Zhejiang Province
2018-09-04 09:45:52

Since September 1st, residence permits for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents can be applied for and issued in Zhejiang Province. Those who hold a permit will enjoy the same public services and conveniences as the inland (Mainland) residents.

 

Recently, in order to facilitate the study, entrepreneurship, employment and life of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents in the inland (Mainland), the General Office of the State Council issued the “Measures for the Application for and Issuance of Residence Permits for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Residents” (hereinafter referred to as the “Measures”), which will be officially implemented on September 1st.

 

According to the “Measures”, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents holding a residence permit can enjoy three rights in the place of residence, employment, social insurance, and the payment and use of housing provident fund in accordance with the law, they can enjoy 6 basic public services, like compulsory education, basic public employment services, basic public health services, public cultural and sports services, legal aid, and other legal services, and they can also enjoy 9 conveniences at the place of residence, including motor vehicle registration, the application for a driving license, entering for a vocational qualification examination, the application for a vocational qualification certificate, birth registration and accommodation in the inland (Mainland), taking domestic flights, trains and other modes of transport, financial services related to banking, insurance, securities and futures, enjoying the same treatment as inland (Mainland) residents in terms of shopping, purchasing tickets for parks and various cultural and sports venues, as well as consumption on cultural entertainment and business travel.

 

In order to give Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots living, working or studying in Zhejiang a facility for the application for a residence permit in their vicinity, this province has approved the first batch of 322 service centers for the application for residence permits for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents. These residents can apply for a residence permit in their vicinity by using a valid permit for Hong Kong and Macao residents to travel to and from the inland or a five-year permit for Taiwan residents to travel to and from the Mainland, after residing in the inland (Mainland) for more than half a year and meeting one of the requirements of legal and stable employment, legal and stable residence, and continuous study, according to their own will. The permits will be available within 20 working days from the date of application.

 

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