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”

Translation: PRC Regulations on Exit-Entry Administration for Foreign Nationals

Chinese-English-TranslationThe National People’s Congress enacted the Exit-Entry Administration Law on June 30, 2012.

On July 12, 2013, the State Council made public regulations implementing the law. The new regulations became effective on September 1, 2013. They differ significantly from draft regulations which had been released for public comment by the State Council on May 3, 2013.

The government’s English translation of the regulations follows. (source)

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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”