The Ministry of Public Security held a press conference in Beijing on Aug 28, 2018, and the State Immigration Administration announced that 22 new measures were introduced to promote opening up and improve the Exit and Entry services. New Changes To Visa Since Sep 1, immediate visa approval will be available for foreigners in urgent need. Among them, 3 new measures to visa will be launched: © Image | Baidu 1 For foreigners who lose their passports and need to re-issue their Visa, they can enjoy an instant acceptance and approval process, to remedy their emergency. The above situation is on the basis of the explanation letter provided by inviting unit, and the foreigner’s transport (Boat, Plane, Train) ticket is booked. © Image | Baidu 2 If the foreign crew member and their accompanying family members need urgently to apply for residence certificate to leave the port city and leave the country, they can enjoy immediate acceptance by the ship’s agency guarantee letter and the transport (Boat, Plane, Train) ticket with confirmed date and seat. 3 For a member of a foreign tour group urgently needs to apply for a visa to separate from the group and leave the country, they can use the letter of explanation provided by the host travel agency and the plane (railway / boat) ticket with the confirmed date and seat to apply. Currently, these take within 7 working days, but will be done instantly after Sep 1. © Image | Baidu Online Declaration and Immigration Inspection Implement the Online Declaration and Immigration Inspection procedures on International Shipping Vessels, no longer submit paper declarations. The person in charge of the Entry and Exit or his agent of the Exit and Entry business, shall declare the information of vessel and crew through the Public Security Entry and exit Internet Service Platform or the “Single Window” of International Trade. © Image | Baidu After the implementation of the new measures, it is estimated that nearly 30,000 foreigners per year can enjoy the convenience of urgent affairs. The Inspection Procedures for Entry and Exit vessels can be saved more than 200,000 hours per year, and the time for arrival and departure of ship will be significantly shortened,which will save a lot of cost and improve Customs Clearance efficiency.
From the next half year of 2017, Exit and Entry Administration Department started inspecting offices with police stations in all districts, and those have been found without actual business operation may be listed in abnormal status in Guangzhou foreign unit management system. It may affect the work and residence permit application of employees in the company, only obtaining stay visa with valid period of one month. Image | Google The unit class of exit and entry administration of enterprises can be found in Guangzhou foreign unit management system Image | HACOS What to do if your company is listed in abnormal status? ❶ Consult the exact reasons of abnormal status in window 2, 5th floor, No.155, Jiefang Nan Road, Exit and Entry Administration Mansion. Image | GOOGLE ❷ As for the reason of office inspection, you should submit the following things to local police station and ask the police officers to inspect your office as soon as possible. the originals as well as the copies of business license, valid contract of tenancy record, legal person’s passport, visa page (page with entry stamp), registration card, work permit, employees’ ID card official seal ❸ Arrange employees or legal person to wait for the police officers in the office and be patient with the inspection record updated by them in the system. ❹ After the police officers uploading the documents, legal person should submit the following things to window 2, 5th floor, No.155, Jiefang Nan Road, Exit and Entry Administration Mansion and ask the police officers to remove the abnormal status. the originals and copies of business license, contract of tenancy record, legal representative’s passport, visa page, page with entry stamp, registration card, work permit, employees’ ID card official seal Tips 1 Working hours of police stations: 8:30am-12:00am, 2:00pm-5:00pm; Working hours of Exit and Entry Administration Department: 8:30 am-12:00am, 2:00pm-5:00pm. 2 During daily working hours, you’d better arrange an employee in the office instead of letting it empty for a long time; besides, you may leave a notice when you are outside for work: Please contact our employee by calling “xxxxx” if the police officers come and inspect. We will arrange employee to go back to the office as soon as possible. 3 We suggest that you should maintain a good relationship with management office and landlord, and should pay the rent, utility bills and management fee on time for the reason that police officers may consult the management office and landlord directly about the office situation of your company. Image | GOOGLE Contradiction with landlord may result in he/she refusing to cooperate with the police officers, which may affect your visa application. 4 During the period of visa application, applicant must stay in the office and keep the fixed phone and mobile available. 5 HACOS will help check the unit class regularly and will inform you once there is abnormal status.