Entry Regulations For Staying In China
After entry into China, foreigners shall complete accommodation registration procedures in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations.
(1) When lodging at a hotel, register with the hotel in accordance with the public security administration regulations for hotels;
(2) To lodge at a place other than hotel, the lodger or his/her agent shall report to the local police station within 24 hours of arrival (72 hours in rural areas) with the lodger’s entry certificate, copies of its picture page, present visa page, last entry stamp page, as well as 4 one-inch full-faced recent pictures and complete a registration form of temporary residence, a copy of which should be stamped an official seal and kept by the lodger for future application purposes or possible police inspection;
(3) Foreigners holding a residence permit who wish to lodge elsewhere than their own residence shall report and register accommodation in accordance with the above rules.
外国人入境后，须按规定办理住宿登记。（1）在旅馆住宿的，按照旅馆业治安管理规定办理住宿登记；（2）在旅馆以外场所住宿的，须于抵达住 宿地24小时内（农村72小时内）， 由住宿人或代理人持住宿人的入境证件、以及该证相片页、签证页、最近入境验讫章页复印件和四张一寸免冠正面近照，向住宿地公安派出所申报，填写临时住宿登 记表，并请自行保留一份备用（如是复印件须盖章）；（3）已办理居留许可的常住外国人，离开常住住所到其他地方住宿，按上述规定办理住宿登记。
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