In order to encourage overseas talents to live and work in China, the state has issued the Measures for Foreigners to Enjoy Relevant Treatment for Permanent Residence in China. This policy is to implement and protect the rights and interests of foreigners holding Chinese permanent residence ID cards in terms of work, life and entrepreneurship. As a result, more and more foreigners have submitted applications for permanent residence in China, and some foreigners have been successfully approved for permanent residence in China. So, when getting a Chinese permanent residence ID card, what are the precautions that expats must know?
The Chinese Permanent Residence ID Card is a legal identity document for foreigners who have obtained the status of permanent residence in China to reside in China and can be used separately.
Foreigners who have obtained the status of permanent residence in China need to use their Chinese permanent residence ID card and passport at the same time, although they do not need a visa and there is no limit to the number of times they enter and exit China.
Foreigners who have obtained the status of permanent residence in China do not need to confirm the reception of the hotel in advance, and can use the Chinese permanent residence ID card to stay in the hotel, and need to cooperate with the accommodation procedures. However, those who live or stay in other accommodations than hotels are still required to report temporary accommodation registration to the public security organ of their place of residence within 24 hours after check-in. Those responsible for not reporting the accommodation registration to the public security organs or staying foreigners without valid documents will be warned or fined in accordance with the law, even if the foreigners have obtained permanent residence in China.
The validity of the Chinese permanent residence ID card is five or ten years, and you need to apply for renewal within one month before the validity of the ID card expires. If the certificate is damaged or lost, it is necessary to apply for replacement or replacement in time.
A foreigner who has been granted permanent residence in China shall, after obtaining the permanent residence qualification, stay in China for a cumulative period of not less than three months per year. If the applicant is unable to stay in China for a cumulative period of three months per year due to actual needs, the applicant shall obtain approval from the public security department or bureau of the province/autonomous region/municipality where the long-term residence is located, provided that the cumulative period of residence in China must not be less than one year within five years.