Govt. Bulletin

Getting a Chinese 'Green Card'

This information was updated on July 25

 

Who can apply?

Investors:

● Made a direct investment in China with stable operations for three successive years

and

● Invested at least $500,000 in total registered capital

and

● Have a good tax record

Professionals:

● Worked as a deputy general manager, deputy factory director or above or of associate professor, associate research fellow and other associate senior titles of professional post or above or enjoying an equal treatment

and

● Worked for at least four successive years, with a minimum period of residence in China for three cumulative years within the four years

and

● Have a good tax record

Contributors:

● Having made an “outstanding and necessary contribution” to China

Family:

● An unmarried minor under 18 born to a Chinese citizen or a foreigner with permanent residence status in China

or

● Married to a Chinese citizen or a foreigner with permanent residence status in China for at least five years, with at least five successive years of residence in China and at least nine months of residence in China each year, and having stable source of subsistence and place of residence

or

● A person above 60 years old that has no immediate relatives* abroad and seeks to remain with an “immediate relative” in China, and has stayed in China for at least five successive years with at least nine-month residence in China each year, and has stable source of subsistence and place of residence

*Immediate relatives shall include parents (spouse's parents), grandparents, children at least 18 years old and his (her) spouse, and grandchildren at least 18 years old and his (her) spouse.

How to apply:

Eligibility:

A foreigner under 18 years old approved to permanently reside in China must have a valid Foreigner's Permanent Residence Card for fiveyears; those 18 years and older must have one valid for ten years.

(Source: Global Times)