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Notice for Residence Permits of Journalists Application and Extension for Foreigners (Temporary)

Posted 2020/3/12

Ⅰ Application Objects
The foreign journalists residing in Beijing

Ⅱ Application Materials
1.Valid passport or other international travel documents.
2.Valid “Temporary Accommodation Registration Form” issued by a local police station or a hotel in Beijing.
3.Completely filled VISA / STAY PERMIT / RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with recent half-length, white background, bareheaded, full-faced 2-inch color photo and official seal of the Unit. Please fill in the application form in black ink or sign pen.
4.“Journalist Card” issued by the Press and Media Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or other authorities.
5.Health Certificate issued by the Beijing exit-entry hygienic quarantine organ (i.e. Beijing International Travel Health-care Center) is required for the first-time application of a residence permit.
6.Other necessary application materials that are required by the Division of Exit-Entry Administration.

Ⅲ Timeline for Application
The applicant can apply for a residence permit with validity of no longer than 1 year and no shorter than 180 days.

Ⅳ Points for Attention
1.Applicants will be required to accept a face-to-face interview.
2.The employer should go through the registration procedures at the Division of Exit-Entry Administration based on the requirements.
3.For the above-stated materials, if with no special instructions, the original documents need to be verified, and submit the copies in A4 paper.
4.Application materials with foreign language (except for English) should be translated into Chinese by qualified translation Company and submitted finally.
5.Applicant who doesn’t nullify cancel China's household registration should apply after the cancellation of household registration. The relevant cancellation certificate issued by police station will be submitted if the Exit-entry Administration Department considers it necessary.

Ⅴ Warm Prompt of Regulation
1.Foreigners residing in China who apply for the extension of the duration of residence shall, file application within 30 days prior to the expiry of the validity period on their residence permits.
2.Where the registered item in a foreigner's residence permit has changed, the holder shall, within 10 days from the date of change, apply for going through the formalities for alteration.
3.If units find foreign employers to leave, change working area, violate the provisions of the administration of entry or exit, die or disappear, etc, they shall timely report to the Exit-entry Administration Department.
4.Entities or individuals that issue written invitations shall be liable for the fidelity of the contents.
5.The Exit-entry Administration Department of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau may verify the authenticity of the applicants’ purpose through interviews, telephone inquiry and investigation. The applicants and the inviting units issuing the invitation letters and certificate materials shall cooperate.
6.Decisions made by the exit-entry administration of public security organ on rejecting applications for visa extension or reissuance, or on not issuing foreigners’ stay or residence permits or not extending the duration of residence shall be final.
The visa-issuing authorities are not required to give reasons for refusing the issuance of a visa.

(source: Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau)

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