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Post time 2009-3-11 22:35:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2009-3-11 23:20
Has any of you guys ever had a Resident's Permit?

If not, why not?

The only thing China ought to consider introducing at this moment is a RP for non-business long-term residents - think of a ...


I believe that such RP's exist already.

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Post time 2009-3-13 11:01:13 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2009-3-13 11:32


Of course, such RPs are available, have been for years

I did not refer to ordinary RPs but to what you wrote before:

The only thing China ought to consider introducing at this moment is a RP for non-business long-term residents - think of affluent elderlies who want to retire to an exotic or hot locale (such as Hainan) away from where they have spent their entire lives.

They are also available. I know two families that have settled in Beijing permanently and they are holding this kind of 'permanent resident permit'. I believe it was introduced in either 2005 or 2006.

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Post time 2009-3-13 21:16:26 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2009-3-13 20:33



Can you enlighten us as to what the type of RP is called? You were not, perhaps, talking about the Greencard or the 'Permanent Visa'?

And, are these RPs available to expats married to locals?


Seneca,

I'm not better informed than anybody else who is interested in this subject.  For easy reference I quote:


Permanent Residency:



On August 15, 2004 the Ministries of Public Security and Foreign Affairs jointly issued the Regulations on the Examination and Approval of Permanent Residence of Aliens. These Regulations allow for permanent residency for foreigners who wish to make China their home. This has brought China into better compliance with its WTO accession commitments.

The Chinese permanent residency system can be likened to Western nations’ investor immigration programs, with the regulations directed towards individuals of "extraordinary" ability, such as senior level executives or highly specialized workers, and foreign nationals who have made large investments in China.  As such, most foreign workers will not qualify for this permit.

Foreign nationals who wish to apply must fall under at least one of the eligible categories below:

1.       Family members of Chinese nationals, such as children, spouses (spouses must be married for approximately 5 years before becoming eligible);

2.       Individuals who make a large direct investment in China for three consecutive years;

3.       Individuals who make outstanding contributions to China’s development or are considered by the Chinese government to be critical to the needs of the country; or

4.       Individuals who have held a high-level position and have resided in China for three of the past four years, in a business which promotes the country's economic, scientific and technological development or social progress.

For Item 2 above or the investment category, the minimum level of investment is defined as follows:

1.       The amount meets or exceeds US $500,000 if invested solely in Western China;

2.       The amount meets or exceeds US $1,000,000 if invested solely in Central China; or

3.       The amount meets or exceeds US $2,000,000 if invested in multiple locations in China.

If the individual is successful in their application, they will be granted a 5- or 10-year renewable permanent residency card, which allows them to enter or exit China freely without a passport. Further, there is no requirement to continuously renew the work permit, and continued residency is not dependent on employment in China.

The Regulations are a welcome change to long-time exptriates, many of whom now consider China to be their ‘adopted’ home.

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Post time 2009-3-13 21:18:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2009-3-13 20:33


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