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It has been 3 weeks since the Chinese government announced the "3 categories residence permit holder can enter China" on 23th Sept 2020, below we have listed some Q&A that hopefully can help you clarify the policy and also including of some advice from VisaInChina

Policy Review:

Effective from 0 a.m., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas.

If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after 0 a.m., 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders' visit to China remains unchanged. The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control.

Question & Answer

Q1: How do I check if my current China visa is qualify for those 3 categories or not?
A: Please check the following samples, it must have following 3 elements, if yes then it's qualify. If not, then it's not qualify
Frame A - It must show it's Residence permit (in Chinese is 居留许可, you can compare the Chinese character)
Frame B - It must show it's work (in Chinese is 工作)or personal matters (In Chinese is 私人事务) or reunion(In Chinese is 团聚)
Frame C - Valid date should over 28th March 2020



Q2: I have a China work residence permit valid until 7th Nov 2020 (like above sample2), I have a flight to China on 1st Nov 2020, can I enter China with that residence permit directly?
A: Yes, you can. Since you flight to China before your residence permit expiring date, you can enter directly with that residence permit.

Q3: Following above situation, because I need to take 14 days quarantine, after that, my residence permit already expired, what should I do?
A: You need to go to the entry & exit bureau right after your quarantine and extend your residence permit. Because it's already expired, so you need to go to the overstay office first (same building) and clear the overstay problem (because the quarantine cannot be avoided, so normally, the officer will only give you a warning instead of penalty).

Q4: I have a China work residence permit expired already on 1st April 2020 (like above sample1), but my work permit (the blue card) has already been extended till April 2021, what should I do to enter China? Which documents should I prepare? And who should I contact to?
A: You need to apply a new Z visa in the Chinese Consulate in your country. You can contact the <China visa application service center> (website: www.visaforchina.org) to do the visa application. Documents you needed to prepare are (since the policy changes quickly, so please double check with them in advance):
1. Your passport
2. Your work permit (the blue card) - scan copy
3. Your expired residence permit - scan copy
4. Scan the QR code on your work permit (the blue card) and screenshot all the information inside, it will shows that your work permit is still valid.
5. A letter from your Chinese employer to explain that they need you to go back to China to work- scan copy

Advice: If you are the client or audience of VisaInChina, you must already knew that your work permit (the blue card) can be extended remotely even you are outside of China. (If you still don't know it, you can check our old article to get more details >>>).

Q5: My China work residence permit and work permit (the blue card) all expired on 1st April 2020, what should I do to enter China? Which documents should I prepare? And who should I contact to?
A: You need to apply a new Z visa in the Chinese Consulate in your country. You can contact the <China visa application service center> (website: www.visaforchina.org) to do the visa application. Documents you needed to prepare are (since the policy changes quickly, so please double check with them in advance):
1. Your passport
2. Notification of Foreign Work Permit (NFWP)
PS: You can to ask your employer or VisaInChina team (we only do shanghai case) to help you apply this NFWP, it's mostly like a brand new application, which means you need to provide the degree authentication, legalized police clearance etc. all over again, it takes at least 1 month to get it done.
3. Your expired residence permit - scan copy
4. A letter from your Chinese employer to explain that they need you to go back to China to work- scan copy

Q6: After I entered China, Do I need to do the quarantine?
A: Yes, a 14 days quarantine is mandatory.

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