• Service: Tax, International Executive Services, Global Compliance Management Services
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 9/26/2013

China - New rules on entry, exit of foreign individuals 

September 26:  New rules and processes apply in China with respect to the administration of the entry and exit of foreign individuals.

The new rules are contained in measures issued in July 2013 and are referred to, in English, as: “Ordinance on the Administration of Entry and Exit of Foreign Individuals in China.”

The new ordinance is effective 1 September 2013.

The new ordinance is intended to standardize the issuance of visas and to provide for effective governance of short-term and long-term stays by foreign individuals in China. Various changes apply with respect to securing working permits for foreigners (including procedural requirements and lead time for document processing) and will affect how companies must manage their foreign workforce.

Read a September 2013 report [PDF 381 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in China: Companies should actively review its existing expatriate immigration policy to ensure compliance

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