Foreign nationals in China must register their temporary residence with the public security bureau (PSB). Further, registration is a prerequisite to filing with the PSB Exit-Entry Division an application for a new visa, stay certificate, or residence permit. Here’s a FAQ:Continue reading “China: Foreign Nationals Must Register Their Residence with Local Police within 24 Hours”
China 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”
Beijing’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”
Premier 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”
China Exit-Entry Bureau specifications for travel document photographs are here.
New visa regulations issued by China’s State Council went into effect yesterday, September 1. CCTV news interviewed immigration lawyer Gary Chodorow about how the new regulations will impact employers’ ability to attract and keep international talent. Continue reading “CCTV News on China’s New Immigration Law (Gary Chodorow Interviewed)”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a bilingual Notice on Handling PRC Visa Applications spelling out China’s new visa categories. Continue reading “Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice Spells Out China’s New Visa Categories”
The China Hangup podcast is a weekly discussion with social, business and political figures hosted by Eric Fish, Hudson Lockett and Nicole Sy for the Economic Observer newspaper. This week’s episode, “All About Visas,” covers China’s new immigration law.
Continue reading ““All About Visas”: Podcast by the Economic Observer”
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:
Update: 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”
(Click here to see if the rules remain in effect.) Continue reading “Rules for the Administration of Employment of Foreign Nationals in China”
See our firm’s attached article on the Exit-Entry Administration Law enacted June 30 by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee. This is the first overhaul of China’s immigration law since 1985.
China’s Exit-Entry Administration Law was enacted by the National People’s Congress on June 30th, 2012. The government’s official translation is reproduced below.
State-controlled media is reporting that the draft Exit-Entry Administration Law being deliberated by the National People’s Congress may be enacted as early as “late June.” Unfortunately, the most recent draft has not been released for public review and comment.
Beijing Public Security Bureau announced on May 14 a 100-day crackdown on illegal immigration. At the same time, anti-immigrant rhetoric is heating up in China. Is this likely to all blow over? Continue reading “Will It Blow Over? Beijing’s Immigration Crackdown and Anti-Foreign Sentiment”
The second draft of a new Law on Exit-Entry Management has been introduced in China’s National People’s Congress (NPC). The draft does not yet appear on the NPC’s website, but according to press reports, the law would cover various issues: Continue reading “Second Draft of Law on Exit-Entry Management Introduced in National People’s Congress”
A draft Law on Exit and Entry Administration was recently introduced in China’s National People’s Congress. This would be the first major overhaul of China’s immigration law since the Law on Entry and Exit of Foreigners was enacted in 1986. Continue reading “Update: PRC Draft Law on Exit and Entry Administration”
In addition to large flows of emigrants leaving China in search of opportunities elsewhere, a new trend of immigration to China is emerging. That’s the conclusion of a report by the Migration Policy Institute, “China: An Emerging Destination for Economic Migration” (May 2011). Continue reading “China: Increasing Economic Immigration But Outdated Laws”