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8. Primary punishments and compulsory measures for foreigners violating Chinese exit-entry laws and regulations

(1) Deportation. The people's court may impose separately the punishment of deportation or additionally to other punishment on foreigners committed crimes in China. For foreigners who seriously violated the exit and entry administration law, the Ministry of Public Security can decide to deport them. Deported foreigners shall not be allowed to enter China within 10 years calculating from the date of deportation.

(2) Exit within a prescribed time limit. Where foreigners engage in activities not corresponding to the purposes of stay or residence, or otherwise violate the laws or regulations of China, which makes them no longer eligible to stay or reside in China, they may be ordered to exit China within a time limit.

(3) Repatriation. Foreigners (1) are ordered to exit China within a prescribed time limit but fail to do so; (2) are involved in circumstances in which they are not allowed to enter China; and (3) illegally reside or work in China. Repatriated persons shall not be allowed to enter China for one to five years.


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