Expatriate Employment and Residence Procedure

Expatriate Employment/Residence Documentation-First time (Flowchart)


Expatriate China-assignment from Abroad

Procedure for expatriates in China Mainland employed by a company registered in Beijing
Procedure for expatriates in China Mainland employed by a regional headquarters company

Expatriate Employment/ Residence Documentation Renewal (Flowchart)

Procedure for expatriates in China Mainland employed by a company registered in Beijing
Procedure for expatriates in China Mainland employed by a regional headquarters company

Expatriate Employment and Residence Documentation

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Foreign expats who did not register in hotels, hostels or guest houses must apply for a Temporary Residence Registration at the Local Police Station within 24 hours of their entry in China.

未选择酒店、宾馆或旅店为住所的外国人应在入境后24小时内到当地派出所办理临时住宿登记。

Holders of Z or S1 visas, should apply for Residence Permit at the Division of Exit-Entry Administration of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau within 30 days of their arrival in China.

持Z或S1类签证入境的外国人应在入境后30天内到北京市出入境管理局申请外国人居留许可

Foreign expats should apply ASAP for Residence Registration Renewal at the Local Police Station after they have obtained their new visas or Residence Permits. A valid Temporary Residence Registration Form should be provided every time during a new visa or Residence Permit application.

外国人在获得签证或居留许可后,应马上到当地派出所更新临时住宿登记表,并在每次申请签证或居留许可时,提供有效临时住宿证明。

If there are any changes regarding Residence Permit/Visas (new address, new employer, different identity/status in China, new passport number etc.,) within 10 days foreign expats should apply for Residence Permit/Visa info changes at the Division of Exit-Entry Administration at Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.

如果住址、工作单位、在华身份(员工变家属,家属变员工)、护照号码有变化,应在10日内到北京市出入境管理局申请居留许可信息变更。

Newborn babies of foreign expats should be registered at the Division of Exit-Entry Administration of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau if they cannot obtain their foreign passports within 60 days from the birth date.

外籍新生婴儿在出生后60天内未能取得外籍护照时,应到北京市出入境管理局办理登记手续。

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