Notes for Foreigners to China
Foreigners in China are required to
abide by the law and regulations of the People's
Republic of China.
1. The applicant shall check the validity
and number of entries of his or her visa before
visiting China, and those whose visas have expired
or exceeded the maximum number of entries are
required to re-apply for a visa.
2. Foreigners who carry such things
as animals, plants and currencies to enter China
must abide by relevant Chinese laws, as well as
regulations related to frontier health and quarantine,
animal and plant inspection and quarantine, customs
and financial regulatory authorities.
3. Foreigners shall not be engaged
in activities which are incompatible with the
purpose of journey stated with applying the visa.
4. Foreigners are not permitted to
overstay in China. Foreigners shall pay attention
to the validity of their passports and the duration
of stay stated on their visas. If they want to
stay in China longer, foreigners shall apply for
an extension of the duration of their stay at
local public security authorities before their
5. Foreigners who intend to travel
in cities and counties not open to foreigners
shall apply for permission in advance at local
municipal or county public security authorities.
Foreigners are not allowed to places that are
not open to foreigners unless the acquire special
On the following occasions, foreigners may be
refused to board a flight, enter the border of
China or be punished: without applying a Chinese
visa except those who exempted from visa application;
holding invalid visa to China; overstaying in
China; and holding expired passport.