IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? China’s National Immigration Administration has begun accepting applications for entry and exit documents at any Public Security Bureau in China.
What does the change mean? Applicants may now apply for Chinese passports and permits to travel from mainland China to Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan at any Public Security Bureau in China. Previously, applicants had to apply for these documents at the office located in the district where their household was registered.
Additional information: The immigration administration has also launched a new online portal for mainland Chinese citizens in need of entry-exit application services, including scheduling appointments at the Public Security Bureau.
Analysis & Comments: The recent developments are part of China’s efforts to centralize immigration processes and ease travel procedures to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The changes will save some applicants time because they will no longer have to travel to apply for entry and exit documents in their home district and will have an easier time booking appointments.
Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.
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