Many foreign workers in China also need to help their accompanying family members (parents, spouses or children) apply for visas after applying for residence permits for work, and residence permits for personal affairs can meet their needs.
However, the following points need to be noted:
1. The validity period of a personal affairs residence permit cannot exceed the validity period of one’s passport;
2. Children over the age of 18 cannot apply for a private affairs residence permit;
3. For the first time applying for a private affairs residence permit, it must be issued for a minimum of 180 days.
Recently, GEI encountered a very classic case where they encountered the second and third points mentioned above, which resulted in the inability to apply for a private affairs residence permit.
Mr. A’s daughter turned 18 years old in October this year. We went to the scene to apply in June. At that time, the staff at the on-site acceptance counter informed us that due to the minimum 180 days required for the first application for a private affairs residence permit, but Mr. A’s daughter turned 18 years old in October this year, and children over 18 years old cannot apply for a private affairs residence permit, therefore, Mr. A’s daughter was unable to apply for a private affairs residence permit and could only leave before the visa expired.
So what materials are required for applying for a private affairs residence permit for the first time?
1. Visa and residence permit application form
2. Visa photo receipt
3. Medical Examination Report (Applicants aged 18 to 70 must submit a physical health certificate issued by the Shenzhen Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Department (Port Hospital) within six months)
4. Relationship Certificate
6. Other relevant materials