FAQ: China’s New Visa Law

China_VisaChina is overhauling its immigration law regime. A new Exit-Entry Administration Law (EEAL), enacted by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, became effective July 1, 2013. New State Council regulations became effective Sept. 1, 2013.

The  law and regulations cover, among other things, visas, entry, and exit;  stay, residence, and permanent residence; and investigation, penalties, and deportation.  Continue reading “FAQ: China’s New Visa Law”

New Visa Pilot Program in Beijing’s Zhongguancun Science Park

zhongguancunBeijing’s Zhongguancun Science Park has received approval from the Ministry of Public Security for a visa pilot program to take effect March 1.  The policy is meant to lure foreign talent to help to continue to develop Zhonguancun as a national center for science and technology innovation. Zhongguancun covers 488 square kilometers and has more than 20,000 companies. Continue reading “New Visa Pilot Program in Beijing’s Zhongguancun Science Park”

Party and State Council Plan for Immigration to Spur Innovation

National People's CongressPremier Li Keqiang last month delivered a report to the National People’s Congress, saying “We will work to attract high-caliber foreign professionals and bring in other expertise from overseas.” Soon afterwards, a document released by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and the State Council elaborated on this plan. Continue reading “Party and State Council Plan for Immigration to Spur Innovation”

Event: China’s New Exit-Entry Administration Law and the State Council’s Draft Regulations–a Panel Discussion

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May 27 (Monday) at 2pm: The State Council has released draft regulations to implement China’s new immigration law, which becomes effective on July 1.  This panel discussion will cover key provisions of the law and regulations that foreigners and companies employing them should prepare for, such as:

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Translation: State Council Draft Regulations Implementing the Exit-Entry Administration Law

Chinese-English-TranslationUpdate: The State Council has issued final regulations as of July 22, 2013. Read them here.

The State Council has published draft regulations implementing the Exit-Entry Administration Law, which was enacted by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee last year and due to go into effect on July 1, 2013. Continue reading “Translation: State Council Draft Regulations Implementing the Exit-Entry Administration Law”