China Residence Permit Process
China residence permit-Interview
When foreigners apply for China residence permit, the organisation will arrange an 'interview' with the local PSB office (it might be as little as just seeing who you are!). You will need to take along at least the following:
• Accommodation registration printout from the police
• Physical examination results
• Employment or student documentation (from your organisation, as explained in the previous paragraph)
• The fee.
China residence permit-Processing Time
Processing the residency application itself is likely to take at least 14 days. If you have a very efficient organisation and PSB office, it is theoretically possible to get the Temporary Residence Permit within 3 weeks or your arrival, but 6 weeks is more typical, and it can take much longer .
China residence permit-Key Point
During this time (except when your application is being processed and your passport is with the PSB) you are permitted to exit the China mainland, but you CANNOT re-enter unless you get another visa which automatically cancels the old one. You would need the full paperwork from the employer or college to get another Z or X, essentially, start all over again. So, realistically, do not plan to travel outside the Mainland soon after you arrive. Most of the time you have your passport, so you can stay in hotels if you want to travel on the Mainland. When your permit is being processed you will not have your passport, but if you can use your Foreign Expert Certificate (a small booklet) and carry a photocopy of your passport for hotel registration.
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