Can I still use my original Chinese ID card after joining a foreign country?

According to the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China, China does not recognize dual nationality. Applicants who have acquired foreign nationality will automatically lose their Chinese nationality and must cancel their Chinese registered residence before they can apply for visas, residence certificates and residence certificates for foreigners. If necessary, submit the registered residence cancellation certificate issued by the relevant police station.

Common questions after joining a foreign country:

Q1: When applying for a work permit, if the name displayed on the educational (degree) certificate does not match the applicant’s passport name, how should it be proven that they are the same person?
A: If there is any inconsistency in the name of the educational materials, the employer shall submit a certificate issued by the relevant department of the applicant’s country of nationality and certified by our embassy or consulate abroad or the embassy or consulate of the country of nationality in China. This is also commonly referred to as the “same person declaration”, which proves that the Chinese name on the applicant’s educational background is the same as the name on the foreign passport.

Q2: When applying for an entry visa, how can you prove that the applicant is the same person if there is a ID number number of the applicant’s original Chinese nationality when providing a kinship certificate?
A: Proof documents issued by relevant departments of the applicant’s country of nationality should be submitted and authenticated by our embassy or consulate abroad or by the embassy or consulate of the country of nationality in China. This is also commonly referred to as the “same person declaration”, which proves that the applicant’s Chinese name and foreign passport name are the same person, and confirms that the family relationship is the same person.

Q3: What is the same person’s declaration? What is its purpose?
A: (1) Prove that the Chinese ID card before the nationality change and the passport after the nationality change belong to the same person.
(2) Prove that the information on the new and old passports is consistent, and that the new and old passports belong to the same person.

Q4: What situations would use the same person declaration?
A: (1) Trading and buying of real estate such as real estate and land ownership in China;
(2) Identification of personal account information such as bank cards, passbooks, stocks, securities, etc. in China;
(3) Handling legal person changes for enterprises in China
(4) Handle personal social security and provident fund withdrawals;
(5) Handling changes to various types of driver’s licenses in China;
(6) Identification during inheritance, etc.

Q5: Does the same person’s declaration require notarization and authentication?
A: Due to the fact that the same person’s declaration belongs to foreign documents, in order to be recognized by relevant departments and institutions in China, notarization and Hague authentication are required.

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