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Legislation to Make it Easier for Foreigners to Get Green Cards

Legislation to Make it Easier for Foreigners to Get Green CardsA recently released legislation is now making it easier for foreigners who are looking in settling down in China stated that the Ministry of Public Security is modifying the requirements for getting a permanent residency. Although official statements are still yet to be confirmed, the Chinese Government is issuing only a handful of permanent residency permits or green cards.

The new legislation to get a green card will only for a short period or a few months and an official from the Shenzhen’s public security bureau that the new requirements will be stricter compared to other countries since the legislation and rules haven’t been updated since 2004. The new regulation is soon to be released and foreigners must pay close attention to websites of local and national exit and entry administrations.

Requirement to apply for a permanent residency meant the only a hand ful for foreigners nationwide have been issued green cards, the requirement includes having extraordinary contributions to China, being married to a Chinese passport holder for more than five years or a manager of a large scale company. Only a few foreigners were granted green cards in Shenzhen in the past 11 years due to only a few of them met the requirements. A transitional period will be held to allow foreigners to be familiar with the new regulations. Requirements for Chinese citizenship remains unchanged in the short term and China still will not allow dual citizenship.



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