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Permanent Residence

2015-12-10 15:19:16

A. Foreigners shall invest directly and stably in China for three consecutive years and have good tax records, and the actually paid registered capital shall meet one of the following conditions:

1. A total investment of over USD 500,000 in encouraged industries of Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment.

2. A total investment of over USD 500,000 in China’s western region or in key counties of national poverty alleviation and development efforts.

3. A total investment of over USD 1 million in China’s central region.

4. A total investment of over USD 2 million in China.

Materials needed:

1. Valid foreign passport or documents to replace such passport.

2. Health certificate issued by health and quarantine authorities designated by Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions and approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country.

3. Foreign non-criminal record approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country. Those who have lived in other cities of China for more than one year shall submit non-criminal record provided by exit and entry department of local public security bureau.

4. Four, recently taken, two-inch full-faced color photos.

5. Foreign invested enterprise of the encouraged industries shall also submit confirmation letter for state encouraged foreign investment project.

 

B. Foreigners who hold positions of deputy general-manager, deputy director of a factory or above, or hold such senior titles as associate professor, associate research fellow or above, and those who enjoy the same treatment, have served continuously for four consecutive years, lived accumulatively in China in the four years for no less than three years with good tax record and their service entities shall meet one of the following conditions:

1. Department of the State Council or institutions of provincial people’s government

2. Key institutions of higher learning

3. Enterprises or public institutions undertaking national key engineering projects or major scientific and technological research projects

4. High-tech enterprises, foreign-invested enterprises in encouraged industries, foreign-invested enterprises of advanced technologies or foreign-invested export enterprises.

Materials needed:

1. Valid foreign passport or documents to replace such passport.

2. Health certificate issued by health and quarantine authorities designated by Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions and approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country.

3. Foreign non-criminal record approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country; those who have lived in other cities of China for more than one year shall submit non-criminal record provided by exit and entry department of local public security bureau.

4. Four, recently taken, two-inch full-faced color photos.

5. Position or title documents provided by entities where the foreigner serves.

6. Foreign expert certificate or foreigner employment permit.

7. Register documents and annual inspection documents, individual tax clearance documents; where the entity the foreigner serves is a foreign-invested enterprise, foreign-invested enterprise approval documents and joint annual inspection documents shall also be submitted.

8. Those who serve in enterprises or public institutions undertaking national key engineering projects or major scientific and technological research projects shall submit project documents provided by competent provincial or ministerial government authorities. Those who serve in hi-tech industries shall submit hi-tech enterprise certificate. Those who serve in foreign-invested enterprises in encouraged industries, foreign-invested enterprises of advanced technologies or foreign-invested export enterprises shall submit confirmation letter for state encouraged foreign investment project or for foreign-invested enterprises of advanced technologies or for foreign-invested export enterprises.    

 

C. Foreigners with major or outstanding contributions to China or those specially needed by China.

Materials needed:

1. Valid foreign passport or documents to replace such passport.

2. Health certificate issued by health and quarantine authorities designated by Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions and approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country.

3. Foreign non-criminal record approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country; those who have lived in other cities of China for more than one year shall submit non-criminal record provided by exit and entry department of local public security bureau.

4. Four, recently taken, two-inch full-faced color photos.

5. Recommendation letter and supporting documents provided by competent authorities of Chinese government.

 

D. Spouse and the unmarried children under 18 years old of above foreign investors, foreigners holding above mentioned positions, titles or enjoying special treatment.

1. Valid foreign passport or documents to replace such passport.

2. Health certificate issued by health and quarantine authorities designated by Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions and approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country.

3. Foreign non-criminal record approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country; those who have lived in other cities of China for more than one year shall submit non-criminal record provided by exit and entry department of local public security bureau.

4. Four, recently taken, two-inch full-faced color photos.

5. The spouse shall submit their marriage documents; unmarried children under 18 years old shall submit their birth certificates or documents of parent-child relationship, adopted children shall submit adoption certificates.

6. The above-mentioned documents or certificates provided by foreign institutions shall be approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the country.

 

E. Foreign spouse of a Chinese citizen or of a foreigner with permanent residence in China, the marital relationship shall last for five consecutive years, the spouse has lived in China for five consecutive years and has stayed in China for at least nine months every year, and shall have stable living guarantees and dwelling.

Materials needed:

1. Valid foreign passport or documents to replace such passport.

2. Health certificate issued by health and quarantine authorities designated by Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions and approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country.

3. Foreign non-criminal record approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country; those who have lived in other cities of China for more than one year shall submit non-criminal record provided by exit and entry department of local public security bureau.

4. Four, recently taken, two-inch full-faced color photos.

5. The one who has a Chinese spouse shall submit the permanent residence household register documents of the Chinese spouse. The one with foreign spouse shall submit the Permanent Residence Certificate for Foreigners of the foreign spouse, documents for their marital relationship, notarized living guarantee documents, house rental documents or property right to real estate.

6. The above-mentioned documents or certificates provided by foreign institutions shall be approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the country.

 

F. Unmarried children under 18 years old who seek to live with their parents.

Materials needed:

1. Valid foreign passport or documents to replace such passport.

2. Health certificate issued by health and quarantine authorities designated by Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions and approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country.

3. Foreign non-criminal record approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country. Those who have lived in other cities of China for more than one year shall submit non-criminal record provided by exit and entry department of local public security bureau.

4. Four, recently taken, two-inch full-faced color photos.

5. The spouse shall submit their marriage documents. Unmarried children under 18 years old shall submit their birth certificates or documents of parent-child relationship and adopted children shall submit adoption certificates.

6. The above-mentioned documents or certificates provided by foreign institutions shall be approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the country.

 

G. Foreigners of over 60 years old who have no immediate family members in other countries and seek to live with immediate family members, who have lived in China for five consecutive years and have stayed in China for at least nine months every year having stable living guarantees and dwelling.

Materials needed:

1. Valid foreign passport or documents to replace such passport.

2. Health certificate issued by health and quarantine authorities designated by Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions and approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country.

3. Foreign non-criminal record approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the foreign country. Those who have lived in other cities of China for more than one year shall submit non-criminal record provided by exit and entry department of local public security bureau.

4. Four, recently, taken two-inch full-faced color photos.

5.  The duration of years mentioned in this article all refer to the consecutive years before the date of application. The applicant shall submit the permanent residence household register documents of the Chinese citizen to live with or the Permanent Residence Certificate for Foreigners of the foreigner to live with, notarized documents of their family relationship, documents to prove the applicant is without any immediate family members in other countries, notarized living guarantee documents or document of assurance of economic support provided by the person to live with as well as house rental documents or property right to real estate provided by either the applicant or the person to live with. 6. The above-mentioned documents or certificates provided by foreign institutions shall be approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the country.

6. The above-mentioned documents or certificates provided by foreign institutions shall be approved by Chinese embassy or consulate in the country.