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Application for permanent residence status in China for foreign minors

Updated: Sep 4,2014 8:37 PM     english.gov.cn

According to Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of the Entry and Exit of Foreigners, Rules Governing the Implementation of the Law of the PRC on the Entry and Exit of Foreigners, Regulations on Examination and Approval of Permanent Residence of Foreigners in China:

Eligibility:

Minors dependent on their parents

Documents required:

1. Valid passport or alternate approved travel document

2. Health certificate issued by a medical institution designated by the Chinese government or issued by foreign medical institutions certified by a Chinese embassy or consulate

3. Document offering proof the applicant does not have a criminal record, issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate

4. Four 2-inch photos

5. A certificate of household registration if the parents are Chinese citizens or if the parents are foreign nationals holding Permanent Residence Permits;

Birth certificates or kindred certificates;

Certificates of adoption in case of adoptive relationships

Certificates or other documents issued by foreign organizations must be certified by the Chinese embassy or consulate in the country of issuance

Procedure:

Submission of completed application form for permanent residence in China

Fees:

Application fee: 1500 yuan ($234.8) per person

Certification fee: 300 yuan per certificate

Processing times:

The public security organ decides to approve or not to approve the application within six months from the day the foreign applicant submits the application for a permanent residence permit.

Responsible departments:

Applications for permanent residence in China relating to foreign nationals are received by the public security organ at the city level, checked by the municipal public security organs, reviewed by public security departments at the provincial level or by the authorities of autonomous regions and municipalities - and examined and approved by the Ministry of Public Security.

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