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15 July 2015

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What are the new types of residence permits?

Under the regulations, residence permits are divided into the following types:

1. Residence permits for employment (工作类居留证件), issued to foreigners who will work in China. A person entering on a Z (work) visa would apply for this type.

2. Residence permits for study (学习类居留证件), issued to foreigners who will study in China. A person entering on an X1 (student) visa would apply for this type.

3. Residence permits for journalists (记者类居留证件), issued to foreign journalists who reside in China on behalf of permanent offices of foreign news agencies. A person entering on a J1 (journalist) visa would apply for this type.

4. Residence permits for family reunion (团聚类居留证件), issued to persons seeking to reside in China with Chinese citizen or  permanent resident relatives, or who need to live in China for foster care. A person entering on a Q1 visa would apply for this type.

5. Residence permits for private affairs (私人事务类居留证件), issued to certain relatives of foreign nationals holding residence certificates for purposes of employment, study, etc. These permits are also issued to foreigners who need to reside in China to deal with other private affairs. A person entering on an S1 visa would apply for this type.

 

Source:lawandborder.com