We simply the procedure of getting China Green Card into Steps:

  1. Submit an application to a city-level Public Security Bureau or at the county-level branch of the Public Security Bureau directly responsible for the community of the applicant's major investment or long-term residence.
  2. Provide the specified application documents.
  3. The public security body shall investigate and verify the conditions of the applicant according to the specified pre-requisites.
  4. The local department will submit the application to the Ministry of Public Security for examination and approval.
  5. The ministry shall decide whether to approve or reject the application for permanent residence permit within 6 months of receiving the application.
  6. Upon the approval of the Ministry of Public Security, the applicant will be granted a Foreigner Permanent Residency Permit by the Ministry of Public Security.

Above is simplified procedure, in fact, each steps has its own protocol, so you may need to take a look at the Regulations on Examination and Approval of Permanent Residence of Foreigners in China which came into force on August 15th 2004.


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According to the state-own news agency - Xinhuanet, 1576 foreigners got China Green Card in 2016.