Notices for Foreign Nationals in Nanjing
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                 Notices for Foreign Nationals in Nanjing

   Exit-Entry Administration Division of Nanjing Public Security Bureau 

China's reform and opening up has attracted large numbers of foreign nationals for tourism, business, studies, and exchanges. The Exit-Entry Administration Department, as functional department of the Chinese government, sincerely welcomes you and wishes you an enjoyable stay here, in your studies and work.

The legal rights and interests of foreign nationals within the territory of China are protected by Chinese laws. Foreign nationals shall abide by the local Chinese laws, shall not endanger the national security of China, or harm its social and public interests, or undermine social public order within the territory of China.

In order to help you better understand the Chinese laws, we have compiled the relevant articles below:

I. Residence and Stay

1. The duration of stay specified on the visa held by a foreign national shall not exceed 180 days, and the visa holder may stay within the territory of China in accordance with the specified duration of their visa.

A foreign national extending the duration of his/her stay within the territory of China may apply to the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Public Security Authorities under local People's Government at above county level, at least seven (7) days prior to the expiration of duration of stay indicated on his/her visa, and shall submit materials relevant to the application as required.


2. A foreign national needing to handle residence permits after entering the territory of China shall, within thirty (30) days after the date of his/her entry into the territory of China, apply to the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Public Security Authorities under local People's Government at above country level of target place.

A foreign national residing within the territory of China and applying for an extended duration of residence shall apply to the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Public Security Authorities under local People's Government at above county level of his/ her residence place, at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the effective period of his/her residence permit, and shall submit materials relevant to the application as required.


3. Foreign nationals reaching the age of 16, if to reside or stay within the territory of China, shall take their passport or other international travel documents, or foreign national's residence/stay permits with them, and allow the public security authorities' inspection of the aforesaid documents.

4. Items to be registered on the residence permit held by a foreign national include his/her name, gender, date of birth, purpose of residence, duration of residence, date of issue, place, the number of his/her passport or that of any of his/her other international travel certificates.

In case of changes in the registration items required for the foreign national’s residence permit, the holder shall apply to the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Public Security Authorities under local People’s Government at above county level of his/ her residence place, making corresponding changes in ten (10) days since the change in registration items.

5. Foreign nationals residing or staying within the territory of China must not engage in activities that are not consistent with the purpose of their residence or stay within the territory of China.

6. Following the birth of a foreign baby within the territory of China, his/her parents or representatives shall handle registration of residence or stay within sixty (60) days of his/her birth, at the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Public Security Authorities under local People’s Government at above county level of his/ her parents’ residence place, with his/her birth certificate.

7. Following the death of a foreign national within the territory of China, his/her family, guardians or representatives shall declare with his/her proof of death to the  Exit-Entry Administration Department of Public Security Authorities under local People’s Government at above county level, and apply for the nullification of his/her residence or stay permit according to related regulations.

8. Foreign nationals shall not forge, alter, defraud or fraudulently use visas and certificates.

II. Accommodation Registration

9. For foreign nationals checking in at hotels within the territory of China, the hotel shall handle the accommodation registration in accordance with the relevant regulations on the maintaining of public order at hotels.

10. A foreign national residing or staying at a location other than a hotel shall handle the registration formalities him/herself, or through the host at the local public security authorities, within twenty-four (24) hours of taking up said residence.

11. Foreign nationals staying in Nanjing for long term, if temporarily staying at a location other than their own residence, shall also handle accommodation registration.

III. Law and Order

12. Foreign nationals staying in Nanjing shall not disturb public order, gang up to fight, cause affrays, or insult women.

13. Foreign nationals staying in Nanjing shall not disturb public order, carry or store firearms, ammunition or controlled knives.

14. Foreign nationals staying in Nanjing shall not infringe others’ personal rights, assault, or illegally restrict others' freedom, or intrude into others’ residences.

15. Foreign nationals staying in Nanjing shall not take opium, morphine or other drugs, or traffic or transport drugs.

16. Foreign nationals staying in Nanjing shall not involve themselves in prostitution or create conditions for prostitution. 

17. Foreign nationals staying in Nanjing shall not produce, reproduce, sell, rent out or disseminate pornographic books, paintings, videos, or any other pornographic material.

18. Foreign nationals rallying, marching, or demonstrating in Nanjing must apply to the Nanjing Public Security Bureau for permission. Without permission from the public security authorities, foreign nationals shall not involve themselves in rallies, marches or demonstrations held by Chinese citizens.

IV. Religious Activities

19. Foreign nationals conducting religious activities within the territory of China shall abide by Chinese laws and regulations, shall not form any religious organization, establish religious offices or sites for religious activities, or open religious schools within the territory of China, shall not propagate religious belief or appoint religious personnel, or get conduct any other missionary activity among Chinese citizens.

20. Foreign nationals shall not bring to China religious publications or religious audiovisual products that may endanger the social and public interests of China.

21. Foreign nationals may be involved in religious activities held in churches or other sites of religious activity within the territory of China. Only at the invitation of religious groups above the levels of province, autonomous region or municipality may foreign nationals preach at the sites for religious activities in Nanjing.

V. Other Affairs

22. Foreign nationals travelling to cities or counties that are not open to foreign nationals shall apply in advance to the public security authorities' Exit-Entry Administration Department for a travel permit, and only travel there with permission.

23. Foreign nationals working within the territory of China shall obtain a work permit and working residence permit according to regulations. No organization or individual is allowed to employ any foreign national who has not obtained a work permit or working residence permit.


24. Foreign nationals holding an international driver’s license shall not drive a motor vehicle in Nanjing if they have failed the Nanjing Public Security Bureau Traffic Management Department examination and not received a Chinese driver’s license.

Foreign nationals holding a Chinese driver’s license shall not drive any unlicensed or undocumented motor vehicle.

25. A foreign national shall immediately report a lost or stolen passport to the local public security authorities, and by dint of the case evidence issued by the public security authorities, register the loss at the Exit-Entry Administration Division of Nanjing Public Security Bureau.After investigation and verification,

the Exit-Entry Administration Division of Nanjing Public Security Bureau shall issue the Certificate of Missing Passport, and the owner of the lost passport shall apply for a new passport at his/her embassy or consulate within China, before handling visa and other relevant formalities at the Exit-Entry Administration Department of public security authorities.

26. A foreign national shall immediately report lost or stolen property to the local public security authorities, and by dint of the case evidence issued by the public security authorities, register the loss at the Exit-Entry Administration Division of Nanjing Public Security Bureau. After investigation and verification, the Exit-Entry Administration Division of Nanjing Public Security Bureau shall issue a Certificate of Missing Property