Instructions of Aliens’ Application for Permanent Residence Card

Contents

I.  Points to Know for Aliens When Applying for Permanent Residence Card

II.  Classification

Application for Permanent Residence Card for Investors

Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Holding Posts

Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Specially

Needed

Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Seeking Reunion with Spouses

Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Seeking Reunion with Parents

Application for Permanent Residence Card  for those Seeking Shelter with Relatives

III. Instructions of Application for Re-issuance or Replacement for Alien Permanent Residence Card


 

Points to Know for Aliens When Applying for Permanent Residence Card

Welcome to apply for permanent residence card, here are some instructions related for you, thank you for your cooperation.

I.           About trust application

1.   To apply for permanent residence in China, the applicant should submit an application to the Entry and Exit Administration Bureau of Hangzhou Municiple PSB, or to apply for that with the help of the trustees ( relatives, state organs and atorneys).

2.   Those applicants who are under 18 should submit the application by parents, or parents can apply with the help of trustees.

3.   Those applicants submitting application with the help of the trustees should have entrustment certificates signed by the applicants or their parents if they are under 18.

4.   Those applicants whose trustee is their relative should explain the reason of trust and the relationship between them.

II.         About handling organs

1.   Those foreign investors in China applying for permanent residence permit, can apply to the city level public security organ of the place where they invest the most.

2.   Those holding posts in China can apply to the public security organ of the place of their long-term residence. Those whose inhabitant and working place are not the same can apply to the city level public security organ of the place where they work.

3.   Those who are specially needed can apply to the city level public security organ of the place they seek to live permanently.

4.   Those spouses or children are under 18, those seeking reunion with the spouses, those seeking reunion with parents and those seeking shelter with relatives can apply to the city level public security organ of the place where chinese’ household registration is available or of the place of long-term residence for those who have Alien Permanent Residence Permits.

III.     About Time processing

1.   The decision of approval or disapproval will be made by the public security agency within 6 months of receiving your application for permanent residence;

2.   The re-issuance and replacement will be made by the public security agency within one month of receiving your application for alien’ permanent residence permit;

3.   For those application approved, the agency in charge should offer notification to applicants.

4.   To applicants who fail to be approved, should be notified with notice; to those who have been approved permanent residence in China will obtain Alien Permanent Residence Permit issued by Ministry of Public Security; to applicants outside China, an Alien Permanent Resident Status Confirmation Letter shall be issued by Ministry of Public Security, with which they may apply for D Visas from a Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country, and receive the Alien Permanent Residence Permit from the public security organ which handles their applications within 30 days of entering China.

IV.         About the using of Alien Permanent Residence Permit

1.   For aliens with permanent residence permit in China, the Alien Permanent Residence Permit in China is their legal idendity document during their stay in China and can be used alone.

2.   For aliens with permanent residence permit in China, can enter and exit China with valid passport and the Alien Permanent Residence Permit in China.

3.   For aliens with permanent residence permit in China, can have free choice of living and working places without applying for moving or changing, with no need for regular document checking, but in accordance with Aliens Entry and Exit Administration Act of People’s Republic of China, they should report for their accormadation registration, working or living places, they should take with them the documents of permanent residence permit; when they travel to the regions not open to the world, they should apply for the travelling documents. Those who voilate the regulations will be punished accordingly.

4.   For aliens allowed for permanent residence in China before the practice of Permanent Residence Administration Act, should go to the public security organ which issued the original one and replace their Alien Permanent Residence Permit in China since the time of the practice of this act.

5.    For aliens with permanent residence permit in China, they should stay in China for no less than 3 months each year.

V.           About the vadility period

Alien permanent residence permits are valid for 5 or 10 years, certificates with five-year vadility are granted to aliens who are under 18, while certificates with ten-year vadility are granted to aliens over the age of 18.

VI.         About loss of permanent residence status

Aliens with permanent residence status in China will be deprived of such status in any of the following circumstances, the Ministry of Public Security will confiscate the Alien Permanent Residence Permit or declare it invalid:

1.   Those who endanger national security or interests;

2.   Those who are sentenced to expulsion by the People’s Court;

3.   Those who have gained the permanent residence status in China by fraud;

4.   Those whose periods of residence in China do not reach 3 months every year or one year within five years.

VII.     About the photos used

The same requirements as passport photos:

1.   recent photo full face without hat, not in uniform, should wear glasses for those who are used to them.

2.   color of the snap-shot should be accurate, clear with natural facial expression and no dramatic change.

3.   background should be pure white, with a full image of shirt collar or collarbone at the bottom of the photo

4.   the photo should be with a length of 48mm and a width of 33mm, in which the face should be placed in the middle with a width of 21-24mm and a length of 28-33mm.

5.   no digital photos can be used.

VIII.  About the ways of applying

We offer reservation service for applying for permanent residence permit. Please do have a reservation if you submit your application.

Telephone for consulting service: 0571-87071973

IX.        bout the documents required for application

Each applicant should submit an application form, with four copies of application documents. All copied ones should have original documents for checking. For dedails, see the column of classifications. All materials in foreign languages should be translated into Chinese by experienced translation agency.

X.           About the charges

1.   application fee: 1,500 RMB

2.   certificate fee: 300 RMB

3.   replacement fee: 300 RMB

4.   eplacement fee for damage or. re-issuerance fee for loss: 600 RMB

 

Instructions of Application for Permanent Residence Card for Investors

I.           Eligibility

The aliens who belong to the following categories can apply for the Alien Permanent Residence Card:

1.   Those whose investment is more than 2 million US dollars to China and never below that amount within 3 years;

2.   Those whose investment is more than one million US dollars to central regions of China and never below that amount within 3 years;

3.   Those whose investment is more than 500,000 US dollars to western region of China or to key counties listed in the state poverty alleviation and development projects and never below that amount within 3 years;

4.   Those whose investment is more than 500,000 US dollars in the industries listed in “Guidance Directory of Industry of Foreign Investment” promulgated by the country and never below that amount within 3 years.

The spouse and children (under 18 and unmarried) of those mentioned above can apply for permanent residence permit in China also.

II.        Documents required

1.   Submit a fully filled application form for Alien Permanent Residence Permit ( for investors and for spouse or children if needed), 4 colored recent photos of 2-inch (full face without hat)

2.   Submit the original and photocopy of valid passport & visa or travel documents;

3.   Submit health confirmation issued by Quarantine Department designated by Chinese government or by a foreign medical institute which is verified by Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country ( excluding children who are under 18)

4.   Submit non-criminal record in a foreign country verified by corresponding Chinese embassy and consulate. ( excluding children who are under 18)

5.   Submit non-criminal record in China. ( excluding children who are under 18)

6.   Submit certificates for temporary residence in Hangzhou

7.   Submit certificates for foreign-invested enterprises such as approval certificate, business licence, certificate of registration, certificate of annual joint inspection( 3 years ) and certificate of capital verification;

8.   Submit certificates of confirmation for encouraged investment projects if your employers are foreign-invested ventures encouraged by the government;

9.   Submit the certificate of the personal tax payment ( 3 years )

10. Submit written application form ( personal resume, family and working experience)

Besides their valid passports and visas, your spouse and children shall submit the kinship certificates. Kinship certificates are as follows: the marriage certificate for your spouse; the birth certificates or kinred certificates for your children ( under 18 years old or unmarried); certificates of adoption if they are adopted. All the evidence issued by foreign institutes should be autheticated by the Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country.

 

Instructions of Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Holding Posts

I.           Eligibility

The aliens who belong to the following categories can apply for the Alien Permanent Residence Card:

1.   Those who have held posts as deputy general managers, deputy factory directors or higher positions, or have been entitled with associate professors, associate researchers, or higher professional titles in China;

2.   Those who have enjoyed the equal favorable treatment for consecutive four years and have resided in China for no less than three years in these four years;

3.   Those have good taxpaying records;

4.   Those who are employed by institutions that come into the following categories:

A.    Departments directly under State Council or research or adminstrative institutions affilliated to provincial people’s government;

B.    Key institutions of high education ( those of “211” Education Project or of first-block enrollment in National Entrance Examination);

C.    Enterprises and institutions carrying out national key engineering projects or major research projects;

D.    New and high-tech enterprises, foreign-invested ventures encouraged by the government, foreign-invested ventures with advanced technology or export-oriented foreign-invested ventures;

The spouse and children (under 18 and unmarried) of those mentioned above can apply for permanent residence permit in China also.

II.        Documents required

1.   Submit a fully filled application form for Alien Permanent Residence Card ( for those holding posts and for spouse or children if needed), 4 colored recent photos of 2-inch (full face without hat)

2.   Submit the original and photocopy of valid passport & visa or travel documents;

3.   Submit health confirmation issued by Quarantine Department designated by Chinese government or by a foreign medical institute which is verified by Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country ( excluding children who are under 18)

4.   Submit non-criminal record in a foreign country verified by corresponding Chinese embassy and consulate. ( excluding children who are under 18)

5.   Submit non-criminal record in China. ( excluding children who are under 18)

6.   Submit certificates for temporary residence in Hangzhou

7.   Submit certificates for posts or titles issued by institutions, and “Foreign Expert Certificate” or “Foreigner’s Enployment Permit”

8.   Submit the certificate of the personal tax payment ( four years)

9.   Submit certificates of registraion and annual examination by your employer ( four years)

10. Submit written application form ( personal resume, family and working experience)

11. Others:

Submit the Project Certificate issued by the authorities at the provincial level or ministerial level if you are employed in enterprises or institutions carrying out national key engineering projects or major reseach projects;

Submit certificates of New and high-tech enterprises issued by authorities at the provincial or higher level if you take a post in it; (Submit certificates for foreign-invested enterprises such as approval certificate, certificate of annual joint inspection)

Submit certificates for foreign-invested enterprises encouraged by the government if you take a post in it such as confirmation certificate for projects investment, approval certificate, certificate of annual joint inspection;

Submit certificates for foreign-invested advanced technology enterprises issued by authorities at the provincial or higher level if you take a post in it such as confirmatin certificate for advanced technology investment, approval certificate, certificate of annual joint inspection;

Submit certificates for export-oriented foreign-invested enterprises issued by authorities at the provincial or higher level if you take a post in it such as confirmation certificate for export-oriented enterprises, approval certificate, certificate of annual joint inspection;

Besides their valid passports and visas, your spouse and children shall submit the kinship certificates. Kinship certificates are as follows: the marriage certificate for your spouse; the birth certificates or kinred certificates for your children ( under 18 years old or unmarried); certificates of adoption if they are adopted. All the evidence issued by foreign institutes should be autheticated by the Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country.

 

Instructions of Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Specially Needed

I.           Eligibility

The aliens who belong to the following categories can apply for the Alien Permanent Residence Card for those specially needed:

1.   Those who have made massive or special contribution to the state’s economic development and social progress;

2.   Those who are outstanding world top talents, who have special techniques or who are world famous;

The spouse and children (under 18 and unmarried) of those mentioned above can apply for permanent residence permit in China also.

II.        Documents required

1.   Submit a fully filled application form for Alien Permanent Residence Card ( for those specially needed ), 4 colored recent photos of 2-inch (full face without hat)

2.   Submit the original and photocopy of valid passport & visa or travel documents;

3.   Submit certificates for temporary residence in Hangzhou or Alien Residence Permit in China

4.   Submit written application form ( personal resume, family and working experience)

5.   Submit official letters of recommendation and letters of confirmation from relevant authorities of Chinese government, such as recommendation letters from ministries of State Council, residence certificates from authorities of China, certificates of honors or certificates of research achievement with worldwide effect.

6.   Submit non-criminal record in a foreign country verified by corresponding Chinese embassy and consulate. ( excluding children who are under 18)

7.   Submit non-criminal record in China. ( excluding children who are under 18)

Besides their valid passports and visas, your spouse and children shall submit the kinship certificates. Kinship certificates are as follows: the marriage certificate for your spouse; the birth certificates or kinred certificates for your children ( under 18 years old or unmarried); certificates of adoption if they are adopted. All the evidence issued by foreign institutes should be autheticated by the Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country.

 

Instructions of Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Seeking Reunion with Spouses

I.           Eligibility

The aliens who belong to the following categories can apply for the Alien Permanent Residence Card for those seeking reunion with spouses:

1.   Those whose spouse is a Chinese citizen or of an alien with permanent residence status in China;

2.   The marriage relation shall have existed for five years or above;

3.   Those who should have resided in China for five consecutive years and no less than nine months every year;

4.   Those who have stable source of income and residence;

II.        Documents required

1.   Submit a fully filled application form for Alien Permanent Residence Card ( submit application form for spouse or children if needed), 4 colored recent photos of 2-inch full face without hat

2.   Submit valid passport & visa or relavant documents and their copies;

3.   Submit health confirmation issued by Health Quarantine Organization ( those who are under 18 are not required), health confirmation issued by overseas medical organizations should be confirmed by Chinese embassy and consulate;

4.   Submit non-criminal record in a foreign country verified by corresponding Chinese embassy and consulate. ( excluding children who are under 18)

5.   Submit non-criminal record in China. ( excluding children who are under 18)

6.   Submit certificates for temporary residence in Hangzhou ;

7.   Submit spouse’s certificates for household registraion in Hangzhou or Alien Permanent Residence Card in China;

8.   Submit the certificate of marriage issued by Chinese Civil Affairs department; certificates of marriage issued by foreign institutes should be verified by Chinese embassy or consulate;

9.   Submit notarized certificates of applicants’ income or economic guanrantee confirmation of their spouses; those relevant certificates issued by foreign institutes should be verified by Chinese embassy or consulate;

10. Submit notarized certificates of house ownership or the lease;

11. Submit written application form ( personal resume, family and working experience)

 

Instructions of Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Seeking Reunion with Parents

I.           Eligibility

The aliens who belong to the following categories can apply for the Alien Permanent Residence Card for those seeking reunion with parents:

1.   One or both of whose parents is or are Chinese citizen(s) and have household registration in China or with permanent residence status in China;

2.   Those who are under age of 18 and unmarried;

3.   Those who have confirmed to have foreign nationality after examination according to Law of Nationality of P.R.C

II.        Documents required

1.   Submit a fully filled application form for Alien Permanent Residence Card ( submit application form for spouse or children if needed), 4 colored recent photos of 2-inch full face without hat

2.   Submit valid passport & vis or relavant documents and their copies;

3.   Submit certificates for temporary residence in Hangzhou or Alien Residence Permit in China;

4.   Submit parents’ certificates for household registraion in Hangzhou ;

5.   Submit the applicants’ birth certificates or kinred certificates.( Certificates issued by Chinese public security organ or justice organ or Chinese household registration certificates); those relevant certificates issued by foreign institutes should be verified by Chinese embassy or consulate;

6.   Submit certificates of adoption in case of adoptive relations; certificate of adoption should be issued by department of civil affairs at the provinial level;

7.   Certificate of adoption should be verified by Chinese embassy and consulate in case the adoptive relations are established overseas;

8.   Submit certificate of adoption by notary of HK, Macau and Taiwan in case the adoptive relations are established there;

9.   Confirmation of applicant’s nationality if required;

 

Instructions of Application for Permanent Residence Card for those Seeking Shelter with Relatives

I.           Eligibility

The aliens who belong to the following categories can apply for the Alien Permanent Residence Card for those seeking reunion with parents:

1.   Those who have no direct family members outside China and seek shelter with direct family members in China, here direct family members refer to parents ( or spouse’s parents ), grandparents, children over 18 and their spouses, grandchildren over 18 and their spouses;

2.   Those who are at the age of 60 or above;

3.   Those who have resided in China for 5 consecutive years and no less than 9 months each year;

4.   Those who have stable source of income and residence.

II.        Documents required

1.   Submit a fully filled application form for Alien Permanent Residence Card ( for those seeking shelter with relatives), 4 colored recent photos of 2-inch (full face without hat)

2.   Submit the original and photocopy of valid passport or travel documents;

3.   Submit health confirmation issued by Quarantine Department designated by Chinese government or by a foreign medical institute which is verified by Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country ( excluding children who are under 18)

4.   Submit non-criminal record in a foreign country verified by corresponding Chinese embassy and consulate.

5.    Submit non-criminal record in China.

6.   Submit certificates for temporary residence in Hangzhou ;

7.   Submit family members’ certificates for household registraion in Hangzhou or Alien Permanent Residence Card in China;

8.   Submit notarized kinship certificates; those certificates for kinship and no direct family members overseas issued by foreign institutes should be verified by the Chinese embassy or consulate in that foreign country;

9.   Submit notarized certificates of family members’ income or economic guanrantee confirmation; those relevant certificates issued by foreign institutes should be verified by the Chinese embassy or consulate;

10. Submit notarized certificates of house ownership or the lease;

11. Submit written application form ( personal resume, family and working experience)

 

Instructions of Application for Re-issuance or Replacement for Alien Permanent Residence Card

I.           Eligibility

The aliens who belong to the following categories can apply for re-issuance or replacement for Alien Permanent Residence Card

1.   In case of expiration of the Alien Permanent Residence Card;

2.   In case of content change of the Alien Permanent Residence Card;

3.   In cade of damage or loss of the Alien Permanent Residence Card .

II.        Documents required

1.   Submit a fully filled application form re-issuance or replacement for Alien Permanent Residence Card , 4 colored recent photos of 2-inch (full face without hat)

2.   Submit the original and photocopy of valid passport & visa or travel documents; for re-issuance you should submit the original card, for replacement your should submit certificate of loss issued by public security organ;

3.   In case of expiration, appicant should apply for a new card within one month before it expires,

4.   In case of content change,  appicant should apply for a new card within one month of such changes;

5.   In case of damage or loss, appicant should promptly apply for a new card or a replacement ;

6.   For re-issuance or replacement, applicants can go to the public organ which is in charge of their long-term residence, or go to the local public security organ if they have changed their places of long-term residence.