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12 Policies of the National Immigration Bureau Policy and Measures of Entry-Exit Immigration Facilitation

12/31/2019


1. Foreigners with high-level talents, with outstanding contributions, which the state specially needs and whom received the recommendation of relevant state authorities, provincial people's governments or national key development regional administrative departments may apply for permanent residence in China from the entry-exit administration of public security organs. Their accompanying spouse and underage children may also apply for permanent residency.

2. Foreigners working in China that have worked continuously for 4 years and actually stayed no less than 6 months accumulatively each year in China, whose annual wage is not less than six times the average salary of urban employees of the previous year, whose annual personal income tax is not lower than 20% of the annual income may apply for permanent residence in China from the entry-exit administration of public security organs. Their accompanying spouse and underage children may also apply for permanent residency.

3. Overseas Chinese working in China whom have a doctoral degree or master’s degree or have worked continuously for 4 years in key development areas of the country and actually stayed no less than 6 months accumulatively each year in China may apply for permanent residence in China from the entry-exit administration of public security organs. Their accompanying spouse and underage children may also apply for permanent residency.

4. Foreign professionals and scholars invited by key domestic institutions of higher learning, scientific research institutes and well-known enterprises, as well as high level management and professional, and technical personnel that have been recognized by the competent scientific and technological innovation departments of the people's governments at or above the municipal level may apply for visa on arrival from the port visa administration office of the public security organs. After entering the country, a multiple entry visa or residence permit with a validity of up to 5 years may be applied from the entry-exit administration departments of public security organs on the basis of certificates and letters from the inviting units.

5. In key domestic development areas, foreign talents introduced by the industry and members of innovative entrepreneurship teams may apply for residence permits of up to 5 years from the entry-exit administration departments of public security organs on the basis of work permits and unit correspondence materials. Foreign members of the innovative entrepreneurship team may also apply for a residence permit of up to 5 years of validity with the letter of guarantee from the team leader.

6. Foreigners with outstanding contributions, which the state specially needs may recommend foreign members and research assistants of the work team they lead to apply for long-term visas or residence permits with up to 5 years of validity from the exit and entry management department of the public security organ.

7. Foreigners employed by enterprises and institutions in China who have completed work permit notice and are unable to leave the country to apply for a work visa may apply for a work residence permit at the entry and exit administration department of the public security organ with the work permit notice documents and other materials; If you have applied for a residence permit for work twice in a row for more than one year and there is no violation of laws and regulations, the third time you can apply for a residence permit with a validity period of 5 years from the entry and exit administration department of the public security organ.

8. Foreign high-level talents working in key domestic institutions of higher learning, research institutes and well-known enterprises shall be approved by the work unit and part-time employer and can apply for part-time innovation and entrepreneurship from the exit and entry administration department of the public security organ.

9. Foreign outstanding students with bachelor's degree or above who engage in innovative and entrepreneurial activities in China after graduation from key universities in China may apply for residence permits valid for 2 to 5 years from the entry and exit administration department of the public security organ on the basis of their certificates such as university diplomas and innovative and entrepreneurial activities proofs.

10. Foreign students who graduate from internationally renowned universities and come to China for innovation and entrepreneurship within two years after graduation may apply for residence permits valid for up to two years from the entry-exit administration departments of public security organs on the basis of their academic qualifications (degree) certificates and other materials.

11. Foreign students from overseas universities invited by well-known domestic enterprises and institutions for internship in China may apply for a visa valid for one year from the entry-exit administration departments of public security organs for internship activities on the basis of invitation letters and university study certificates. Foreign students from overseas universities who come to China for internship under intergovernmental agreements may apply for work-related residence permits according to regulations.

12. Promote the establishment of immigration service centers (sites) in places where foreigners are concentrated and build an interactive platform for immigrant exchanges, and provide social integration services such as policy consultation, residence travel, legal aid, language and culture for long term foreign resident.