China Is to Ease Green Card Policy

This is very good news for foreigners staying in China and overseas Chinese, as the country is actively considering amending the “green card” rules, by lowering the application and approval threshold, said by the Organizational Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. With a more flexible and pragmatic application requirements, China is going to attract more foreign experts and talents, as well as more overseas Chinese.

The regulations on permanent residence for foreigners in China or the green card policy was first Launched in August 2004, drafted by the ministry of public security and the ministry of foreign affairs and approved by the state council. The policy was to provide permanent residency for high-end foreign experts, people with large investments or outstanding contributions to the country, and those having families in China.

Foreigners who have obtained permanent residence in China can enjoy the services as smoothly as normal Chinese residents during the duration of their stay in China. They can get into and out of China freely with passports and China green cards, without visas.

Apparently, it is an attraction of foreign talents, and a good move for more areas apart from Beijing and Shanghai in China to take in talents and experts. However, many green card holders still ask for more improvements to realize their rights, and suggested that the green card cover a larger group of foreigners who have good education and stable jobs as the skills they possess are needed in China. (Know more about Beijing on:

According to statistics, as of now, a total of applicants from 91 countries and regions have got China green card at the first time. Most of them come from the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, and Germany.

The first green card holders include 94 investment professionals and their families, mostly being returned overseas Chinese, 763 people company personnel, teachers, professions and their families mainly in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu province, Zhejiang province, Guangdong province, and 1612 special contributors and their families.

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