• Visas

    Basic Facts

    Foreigners intending to enter China must apply for a visa issued by government-authorized bodies based on Chinese laws and regulations.

    Visa Types

    There are four main types of Chinese visas: diplomatic, courtesy, service and ordinary. Ordinary visas are further divided into 16 categories.

    Visa Application

    Foreigners with valid passports or documents are welcomed to apply for a China visa for various purposes, including visiting, studying or business.

  • Work in China

    Employment of Foreigners

    Many foreigners are employed in China and their rights and obligations are prescribed in the Rules for the Administration of Employment of Foreigners in China.

    Work Permits

    Foreigners who work in China must obtain work permits and work-type residence permits in accordance with the relevant regulations.

    Permanent Residency

    Foreigners who receive permanent residency in China can permanently live in the country and don't have to apply for a visa to enter or leave the territory.

  • Doing Business

    Laws and Regulations

    It offers an collection of laws and regulations as well as rules of law implementation related to doing business in China for foreigners.

    ABC for Foreign-Invested Enterprises

    It offers information about basics and requirements for foreign-invested enterprises, including required documents, procedures and methods.


    It offers basics about taxation in China, such as relevant provisions, ways of taxation collection and common problems.

  • Study in China

    Learning Chinese

    In recent years, a growing number of foreigners are learning Chinese and taking the Chinese proficiency test launched by Hanban.

    Higher Education

    International students are welcome to study in China. Chinese universities offer thousands of programs for foreign students.

    Education for Foreign Children

    Some primary and secondary schools in China are accredited by the Ministry of Education to accept foreign students at an appropriate age for study.

  • Live in China


    Marriage in China, regardless of the nationality of those being married, is registered according to the laws of China.


    A foreign adopter may adopt only one child, male or female, unless the adoptees are twins or siblings living in the same charity authority.


    China has provided comprehensive and effective healthcare services to foreigners living in China, especially in big cities.

  • Visit China

    China Facts

    This part is to introduce the information pertinent to travel and daily transportation in China based on laws and regulations.

    Entry & Exit

    Permission must be obtained from the competent authorities of the Chinese Government by an individual for his/her entry, transit and residence in China.


    From the Great Wall to Mogao Grottoes, China is a country full of profundity, adventure, and fascination that has attracted millions of travelers for centuries.


China releases circular to protect cultural relics

The State Council held a policy briefing on Sept 22 concerning a circular recently released by the government, which called for more protection of cultural relics.


Rise in number of foreign students reflects country's bright prospects

At a news conference of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing on Sunday, Chen Baosheng, the education minister, said that Chinese education's international influence has continuously increased over the past five years.

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