Foreigners Must Register Their Residence In China

Foreigners Must Register Their Residence In China

According to Law of the PRC on Entry and Exit of Aliens and the rules governing the implementation of the law, foreigners shall register their residence in China within 24 hours of arrival. Article 13 of Regulations on the Administration of Rental Housing in Shenzhen (amended on March 23 of 2007) stipulates that, within 10 days of signing of lease, the owner or manager of the house and the leaser shall register with or report to the housing rental administration department. Violations of such stipulations will be punished.

This form is based on the above stipulations and is for registration by local police station, housing rental administration department and other government departments. It is available at real estate agencies, housing management offices, etc.

It shall be truthfully completed in print by the lodger/resident or agent, and shall, together with copies of the entry certificate’s picture page, present visa page, last entry stamp page, as well as 4 one-inch full-faced recent pictures, be submitted to either Police Station, or Community Police Office, or Housing Rental Administration Office, where the entry certificate shall be examined and a receipt of registration will be issued.

When moving out of the registered residence, the lodger/resident shall have his/her registration canceled with one of the above-listed



三、此表应由住宿人或代理人使用正楷如实、完整填写,然后连同本人入境证件相片页、签证页、最近入境验讫章页复印件,以及本人近期1寸免冠照片4张,交到 派出所,或者 社区警务室,或者 房屋租赁管理站。同时须交验入境证件原件,并领取登记回执。


Posted by Jason Wu jason.wu@shenzhenstandard.com Nanshan Public Security Bureau


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