New regulation on foreigners' exit and entry administration has taken effect in China

By Pattie Walsh, Chris Lin and Ying Wang

After the new PRC exit-entry law came into force on 1 July 2013, the State Council issued a new regulation on the administration of foreigners’ exit and entry on 12 July 2013 to clarify the rules relating to exit and entry, stay and residence and the employment of foreigners. The new regulation is intended to facilitate the importation of foreign talents and to further regulate foreigners’ exit and entry administration.

The new regulation took effect on 1 September 2013 and the existing regulation (the Implementing Rules of Administration Law on Foreigners’ Exit and Entry promulgated in 1986) was abolished at the same time.

The new regulation will create four new types of visas…

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