Instructions on Foreigner Visa
ordinary visas, stay or residence permits (including visa documents) held by
foreigners need to be reissued due to damage, loss, theft, robbery after
foreigners enter China, those foreigners shall apply for a reissue the same
with the Exit-Entry Administration
Department of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau (hereinafter referred to as this “Department”).
Application Procedures and Documents Required (the following steps are compulsory)
step: The applicant shall report to the police station where his/her passport
is lost, stolen or robbed and obtain return receipt specifying his/her name;
(it needs not to be reported as losses if visa is damaged).
step: Fill in Passport Loss Report and providing return receipt and 3 pieces of
2 inch color photos (full face without hat), then get acceptance receipt; (it
needs not to be reported as losses if visa is destructed).
step: In afternoon of the next working day, the applicant shall get Certificate
of Loss of Passport issued by this Department upon production of acceptance
receipt; (it needs not to be reported as losses if visa is damaged).
step: The applicants shall apply for a new passport at foreign embassies or
consulates in China; if his/her passport is damaged, then the applicant may
take the damaged passport and directly contact embassies or consulates;
Certificate of Loss of Passport issued by the Exit-Entry
Administration Department also shall be submitted if
an applicant’s passport is lost or robbed.
step: after obtaining his/her new passport or travel permit, an applicant also shall
obtain Registration Form of Foreigner Temporary Residence issued by police
station where he/she temporarily lives, or Registration Form of Foreigner
Temporary Lodge issued by hotels connected to network of public security
bureau, if the applicant intends to apply for a new visa at this Department.
step: Applying for reissuing a new visa documents at this Department after
providing the following documents:
1. Completing the Foreigner Visa Documents Application Form and
affixed with recently taken two-inch half-length, bareheaded and full-faced
photo in blue background; then the form is sealed by the inviting entities and
signed by the applicant and the agent’s signature shall also be affixed as required;
Providing effective Receipt for Digital Photo Collection in Visa for Foreigners
in Guangdong and
signature of applicant;
Providing a new passport or other travel certificate and its photocopies;
Providing computer print-out, Registration Form of Temporary Residence, issued
by police station where he/she temporarily live or Registration Form of
Foreigner Temporary Lodge issued by hotels connected to network of public
security bureau; the photocopies shall be provided after the original ones pass
Certificates related to application
Passport Loss Report or notice delivered to his/her embassies or consulates in China shall be provided if his/her
visa is lost or robbed in China.
Damaged passport or notice delivered to his/her embassies or consulates in China shall be provided if visa is
Change registration number specified on Foreigner Employment Certificate and
other employment certificates etc due to reissue of stay permit, then the
following certificate of employment shall be provided (selected one of
these):Foreigner Employment Certificates issue by Shenzhen Bureau of Human Resource
and Social Security, Foreign Expert Certificates issued by competent
authorities, or Employment Pass for Offshore Oil issued by China National
Offshore Oil Corp, Approval on Performance issued by culture department, or
Approval on Study issued by education department, or approval issued by
department of foreign affairs or journalists card etc.
Business license, organization code certificate and identity certificate of
his/her inviters (individuals) shall be provided if non-group tourist visa is lost,
robbed or damaged.
Certificate Letter on Visa Documents Application provided by local travel agency and the photocopies of his/her group visa if it is lost, robbed or damaged.
6. Other certificates required by Public Security Bureau.
III Application method
applicant must personally present to this Department to conduct related
procedures and make interview with our staff if the foreigners apply for visa
extension in Shenzhen. Under any one of the following circumstances, the application
may be conducted by his/her agent. This Department also has the
power to interview the applicant as it thinks necessary notwithstanding the
following requirements are satisfied.
Applicant less than 16 years of age or exceeding 60 years of age and mobility-handicapped applicant due to diseases etc. and providing
certificate of diagnosis issued by the People’s Hospital above district level;
2. Foreigners are identified as [high-level talents] under these
instructions; provided that sixth step must be
conducted the applicant him/herself and no agent shall be permit.
person may act as agent for visa application if the fist paragraph of this
article is satisfied and one of the following requirements is met:
1. Family members of the applicant may act as agent upon production
of family relationship certificate;
2. Employee of inviter may act as agent upon Handling of Entry &
Exit Business signed by inviter and the agent’s ID card;
1. After acceptance of application, staff of
Exit-Entry Administration Department may verify the inviter and
applicant information through telephone, interview and field survey to ensure
its truth. The acceptance shall be revoked if application fails to pass
exanimation. If visa and certificates become invalid after revocation of
application, it shall be settled in accordance with laws.
2. Contact person of inviting entities, inviter, agent and applicants
shall keep their telephone open (it is suggested that both mobile phone and
fixed-line telephone are provided and extension number also shall be provided).
If any one of contact numbers cannot be reached, the application shall be
revoked. If visa and certificates become invalid after revocation of application,
it shall be settled in accordance with laws.
application shall be revoked if the applicant fails to present interview with
out staff at date and place designated by this Department except it is caused
by force majeure. If visa and certificates become invalid after revocation of
application, it shall be settled in accordance with laws.
days after acceptance of application for visa and stay permit; 10 working days
after acceptance of application for residence permit (investigation period
shall not be calculated if the public security bureau thinks necessary for
(I) [Paper and pen] Please use pen with blue or black ink or roller
pen to complete the application form. Except otherwise required, original of
all documents shall be examined and photocopies shall be submitted. A 4 paper
is used for photocopies and all application documents shall be arranged in
accordance with the above sequences.
(II) [Return receipt] Public Security Bureau will
issue return receipt after accepting foreigner’s passport and application documents. A
foreigner may stay in China in
accordance with such return receipt during submission of passport.
((III) [High-level talents] 1. Senior advisers invited (or
employed) by the state organs at the provincial (or ministerial)
level, and high-tech or high-level managerial staff implementing science and
technology joint projects, key project agreements that Chinese central or local
government signed with foreign countries;
2. Those who have made great or prominent
contributions to the nation and the society, as well as those who are
implementing agreements of inter-government aids without repayment;
3. Academic or scientific research
fellows employed by scientific research institutions or key colleges and
universities that are at the national and provincial (ministerial) level, and
academic or scientific research fellows who are employed by related units and
have at least the professional titles of associate professor or associate
research fellow or enjoy the same treatment;
4. Those Chinese who have foreign
nationalities and won important international scientific awards, as well as
other outstanding and important Chinese with foreign nationalities;
5. Spouses and children under the age of
18 of those people mentioned in item 1 to 4 above.
to visa application made by the Exit-Entry Administration
Department of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau shall be final. The competent
authorities need not to give reasons why not issue visa.
instruction shall be construed by the Exit-Entry Administration
Department of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau and this bureau reserves rights
to amend this instructions.
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