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Visa & Residence Permit

Penalties Pertaining to Violating Residence Regulations

a.An X-visa holder who has not applied for a residence permit within thirty days of arrival, or a holder of an F-visa or a residence card who has not applied for an extension before the visas expiration date, is residing illegally. In dealing with students residing illegally, the Public Security Bureau will issue a. warning in accordance with "Rules Governing the Implementation of the Law of the Peoples Republic of China on the Entry and Exit of Foreigners", or fine the student 500 RMB for every day of illegal residence (total fine not to exceed 5,000 RMB), or detain him/herfor a period of three to ten days; serious offenders will be ordered to leave the country within a specified period;

b.All information registered on the foreigner residence permit (name, identity, place of employment, residence address, etc.) cannot be altered arbitrarily. If there have been changes from the informationon the foreigner residence permit, the permit holder must register the changes at the local Public Security Bureau within ten days. Otherwise, he/she will be issued a warning, or fined up to 500 RMB; serious offenders will be ordered to leave the country within a specified period; when applying for changes, foreigners are supposed to provide Application Form for Visa (Residence Permit) and Application Letter issued by OSAO.

c. When necessary, the Public Security Bureau will notify foreigners to present their foreigner residence permits to the Entry and Exit Visa Administrative Office for inspection. Students should present their permits before the appointed time. Those who disobey the above rules may receive a warning or afine of up to 500 RMB; serious offenders will be ordered to leave the country within a specified period.