03-22

Pay Attention to These Red Lines in China

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In the eyes of many foreigners, China is a country with tremendous charm. It is a safe and stable country with a lot of history and many scenic locations. This has attracted a large wave of foreigners to come to live in China.



However, as a foreigner, there are many things you must pay attention to, otherwise, you may break the Chinese law.


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 Resident Registration of Foreigners


According to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Exit and Entry Administration:


1. If you stay in China, it is necessary to register your presence with the police station near your place of residence within 24 hours after arrival.


2. If you check-in to a hotel, the hotel should register your information and submit it to the police station.


Punishment for your failure to do so


1. If you fail to register in accordance with the regulations, you shall be given a warning and shall be fined no more than two thousand yuan.


2. If the hotel fails to submit the registration information for foreigners to the police station, it will be given a warning. If the circumstances are serious, the hotel will be fined at least 1,000 yuan.

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Illegal Entry of Foreigners


According to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Exit and Entry Administration:


Foreigners who enter China must submit their passports and/or other international travel documents,  such as visas or other entry permits, to the border entry and exit inspection authorities, and perform any additional required procedures. Only after inspection will you be granted entry.


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Punishment for your failure to do so


Foreigners who enter the country illegally will be fined at least 1,000 yuan. If the circumstances are serious, you will be detained for at least five days, and fined over 2,000 yuan.



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 Illegal Residence of Foreigners


According to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Exit and Entry Administration:



1. Foreigners who plan to live in China for a long duration must apply for Residence Permit for Foreigners at the police station within 30 days from the date of entry.


2. Foreigners who need to stay or live in China after the expiration of their visa or residence permit should apply for an extension 30 days before the expiration.


Punishment for your failure to do so


1. If a foreigner illegally resides in China, he will be given a warning, and if the circumstances are serious, the penalty for each day of illegal residence shall be 500 yuan, or he shall be detained for at least five days.


2. If the guardian fails to fulfill the guardianship obligation and causes the foreigner under the age of 16 to illegally reside, the guardian will be given a warning and will be fined no more than 1,000 yuan.


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Illegal Employment of Foreigners


According to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Exit and Entry Administration:


Foreigners working in China must obtain work permits or work-type residence permits. Companies are not allowed to employ foreigners who have not obtained the right permit.


Punishment for your failure to do so


1. If a foreigner is illegally employed, he shall be fined at least 5,000 yuan, and if the circumstances are serious, he shall be detained for at least five days.

2. People who introduce illegal employment for foreigners will be charged a fine of 5,000 yuan per person.

3. If a company illegally employs foreigners, it will be fined 10,000 yuan per person.

4. If a foreigner has illegal income, the illegal income will be confiscated.