Any foreigners entering
into China on a work " Z " visa must apply for a residence permit
with 30 days after entry. Note failing to apply for the residence
permit within the 30 days will be fined 500 RMB for each delayed
day and maximum fine is 5000 RMB.
As of November 22, 2004, Beijing Public Security Bureau started
issuing new version residence permit (click here
to see a sample). The new version residence permit
is not only an official document indicating you can legally
live in China, also a permit of (multiple) entering into China.
Within the validity period of the residence permit, you can
come into China without the need of applying for any Chinese
The validity of a residence permit issued in Beijing is from
one year to five year, two year and above ones are granted to
foreign investors, or high ranking positions. The majority of
Z-visa holders can only apply for a one-year RP.
The follwoing duments will be required at the time of application
in Beijing Public Security Bureau.
1. Passport with a Z visa;
2. One 2-inch photo;
3. Original " Residence Registration Certificate "; ( look at
here to see how to
get it )
4. Original Medical Examination Certificate; ( for those who
are 18+ year old and applying for the residence permit for the
5. Application form;
6. Business license of the Chinese " work unit ";
7. Work permit; ( either a " Foreigner’s Employment Permits
issued by Beijing Labor Bureau, or a " Foreign Expert Certificates
" issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs,
organizations authorized by the State Administration of foreign
Experts Affairs or Beijing Municipal Government Foreign Affairs
8. Accompanying spouses present marriage certificates;
9. Accompanying parents and children present kinship documents;
* Applying for the
residence permits for the first time, applicants have to show
up at Beijing PSB in person.
Time Required – 5 working days
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