The application may apply for high-level foreign talented individuals certified by the Organization Department of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, and Beijing's human resources and social security authorities, competent authorities in charge of foreign experts and of scientific and technological innovation.

1. A valid passport or any other international travel document.

2. A completed VISA/STAY PERMIT/RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with one front-facing, bareheaded, full-faced 2-inch color photo taken recently against a white background.  

3. A valid accommodation registration record in Beijing.

4. Any foreigner aged 18-70 who applies for a residence permit with a validity period of more than one year shall submit the Certificate of Verification (for Physical Examination Record for Foreigner or Overseas Chinese) issued by an exit-entry health and quarantine authority of China within six months.

Foreigners who have submitted their certificates to Beijing Overseas Talents Center when applying for a work permit are not required to resubmit them. 

5. Certification recognizing the applicant as a high-level foreign talented individual issued by the Organization Department of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, a human resources and social security authority, or a competent authority in charge of foreign experts or of scientific and technological innovation in Beijing.

6. Any foreign national of Chinese descent shall submit a photocopy of his/her once-owned Chinese passport, household registration certificate, resident ID card, etc., which can prove that he/she once had PRC nationality (or proof that his/her parents have/had PRC nationality).

Exit and Entry Administration Service Center of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau: 9:00-17:00 from Mondays to Saturdays (Except statutory holidays)

See the Information on Visa/Stay Permit and Residence Permit Application for the details of the acceptance time and place of each branch office.

  • Timeline for Application
  • Points for Attention
  • Legal Reminders

The processing of each application shall be completed within seven working days upon the submission of all the application materials.

1. Every applicant is required to go through relevant procedures in person at the exit-entry administration department of a public security organ. For high-level talented individuals urgently needed by the state, minors aged under 16 and seniors aged over 60, and those with mobility challenges due to illness, their applications may be submitted by their inviting organizations or relatives, or relevant service agencies.

Any individual or organization concerned failing to attend a scheduled interview without valid reasons may face the denial of visa issuance as per the relevant laws. The decision of the exit-entry administration department on matters such as rejecting visa extension, renewal, or re-issuance, or denying the issuance of stay or residence permits, shall be final.

2. In case of unknown or conflicting nationalities, relevant nationality identification documents such as foreign passports, permanent residence permits, and naturalization certificates shall be submitted. Applicants under 18 years old applying for the first time in China shall also provide their birth certificates, parents' passports, and certificates of residence outside China for nationality determination.

3. The application materials shall be submitted in original.

4. Relevant materials in foreign languages shall be translated into Chinese.

5. Those who have not canceled their Chinese household registration and resident identity card shall do so before application.

Information and Supervision Hotline: +86-10-12367

Official WeChat account of the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau: Beijing Gong'an Churujing

Related website:→Online Services →Foreigners →Visa/Stay or Residence Permit Application.

· Foreigners residing in China who apply for the extension of the duration of stay shall file their applications at least 7 days prior to the expiry of the validity period on their visas.

· During the period when the applicant's passport or other travel document is under legal custody of the exit-entry authority for the issuance of visa or resident permit, the applicant may, bearing the receipt notice of the application herein, travel and reside legally within the territory of China.

· The exit and entry administration authority of the public security organ may verify the purpose of application through such means as interview, telephone inquiry and on-the-spot investigation.

· Decisions made by the exit-entry administration of public security organ on rejecting applications for extension or reissuance of ordinary visa, or on not issuing foreigners' stay or residence permits or not extending the duration of residence shall be final.

The right to interpret this Instruction shall reside in the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.