Is it feasible for foreigners to apply for permanent residence in China by themselves?

2023/08/18 14:48:10

In recent years, with the rapid development of China's economy and the gradual improvement of its comprehensive national strength, many foreigners choose to come to China to work and live. After working and living in China for many years, many foreigners may choose to apply for permanent residence in China (China Green Card) status in order to obtain various convenient treatment for living in China. There are many application materials and complicated procedures for permanent residence in China, so is it feasible for foreigners to apply for permanent residence in China by themselves? What are the common problems encountered during the application process? We combines daily consulting experience and service experience to help you summarize the following frequently asked questions, which can be bookmarked and forwarded to friends in need.

I.Is it feasible for foreigners to apply for permanent residence in China by themselves?

A: Yes. The application conditions for permanent residence in China are jointly issued by the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and have clear rules. If the foreigner meets the application conditions, then the application can be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the relevant departments to submit the application information.

II.What obstacles may exist in the process of applying for permanent residence in China?

A: First, obstacles in data preparation. The application for permanent residence in China requires a lot of materials, and many of thematerials have content, translation, notarization and certification requirements. If there is no experience in the preparation of application materials, it may consume a lot of time and energy. Second, communication barriers with relevant departments. In the process of applying for permanent residence in China, a lot of communication with relevant departments is essential, and if the applicant's Chinese proficiency is not high, the communication cost of the whole application process will be very high, which will consume a lot of time and energy of the applicant. Third, there is the cost of capital barrier. Part of the application process requires translation, certification, and timeliness, which costs money. If the data exceeds the validity period or the data does not meet there quirements for other reasons, and needs to be re-processed, it will greatly increase the cost.

III. What are the more difficult parts of the self-application process?

A: the most difficult thing in the process of applying for permanent residence in China is the issuance and certification of no criminal record. Generally speaking, if you apply on your own, then the applicant needs to go back to the country of nationality to issue no criminal record, and do the Chinese consulate certification, the middle also needs to find a lawyer, the whole process is cumbersome, time-consuming and costly. Taking a Canadian customer served by agency as an example, it took him nearly four months to issue and certify that he had no criminal record by himself, spending more than 4,000 yuan, and consuming a lot of time and energy in the whole process. In the end, due to the lack of attention to details, other materials were not fully prepared, subsequent documents were invalid, and finally could not withstand repeated twists and turns, or sought agency to assist in preparation, within 2 months, all documents were prepared in place at one time, and the application was successfully submitted.

Infact, if the applicant's nationality is such a large country as the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, you can find anintermediary service agency to issue and certify the certificate ofno crime, the overall cost will only be slightly higher than their own, and the time required will be greatly shortened. The experience of intermediary service agencies is rich, and giving it to a reliable agency can greatly save your time and energy.









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