Enrolling Binational Children in Beijing International Schools: Immigration Law Issues

Chalk BoardThe school year has just begun in Beijing. But for children of binational couples, it’s not too early to start thinking about immigration-related requirements for enrolling in Beijing international schools next year. In some cases, a child may need to renounce Chinese citizenship in order to become eligible for enrollment. Continue reading “Enrolling Binational Children in Beijing International Schools: Immigration Law Issues”

Ministry of Public Security Encourages Whistleblowers to Report on Persons with Dual Nationality

hukouChina’s Ministry of Public Security posted this appeal on its website: members of the public with knowledge of family residence registration (hukou) violations should report their tips to the public security bureau. This includes persons who have acquired foreign nationality but failed to cancel their hukou. Continue reading “Ministry of Public Security Encourages Whistleblowers to Report on Persons with Dual Nationality”

Translation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release, “How Chinese Citizens Should Deal with Nationality Issues” (Apr. 14, 2008)

Chinese-English-TranslationSource: China Web

Due to global integration and the day-by-day increase of Sino-foreign contacts, nationality problems are arising for Chinese citizens living in Mainland China . Some Mainland Chinese citizens qualify under foreign law to apply for or automatically acquire foreign citizenship (even if they have never been abroad) due to a foreign adoption, foreign marriage, or having foreign relatives. But Chinese law and regulations only recognize “automatic forfeiture of Chinese citizenship for Chinese citizens who are both settled abroad and voluntarily naturalize or acquire foreign citizenship.” Continue reading “Translation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release, “How Chinese Citizens Should Deal with Nationality Issues” (Apr. 14, 2008)”