We heard about the change of China visa policy and regulation at the end of May 2013. And we suggested our clients to get long term visa via our Hong Kong solution. Now we inform our clients and website visitors, the Hong Kong long term visa solution is not the same as before.

  The content of Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China.

Here we divided this article into 3 blocks, see UK government's report, China's new visa rules & our solutions as below.

China New Visa Rules 2013

Following are some changes (in Chinese visa extension in Beijing) we just get confirmed:

  • L or F visa extension takes 7 working days (It takes 5 working days before the 1st of July 2013).
  • Residence permit application takes 15 working days (It takes 5 working days before the 1st of July 2013).
  • The immigration office (Exit and Entry Administration) request you to process your visa at least 1 week before it expires, earlier is better. Don't wait until the last 1-2 days.
  • L visa can only be extended for 1 time, maximum 30 days. (before was twice 30 days)
  • If you register too late (over 24 hrs) in the police station to get the registration form of temporary residence, they can charge you maximum 2,000RMB for the penalty (before was 500RMB)
  • If you over stay your visa, they can charge you 500RMB/day maximum up to 10,000RMB (before was maximum up to 5,000RMB)
  • Certificate of No Criminal Record (click for more) is required when applying for China residence permit for work in Beijing.

1st case of paying fine for staying without getting Registration Form of Temporary Residence: 2 South Korean Males Fined For 4 days stay without Registration in Qingdao

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