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China PSB's Clampdown On Foreign Business Visitors

June 15, 2008

China clampdowns on expatriate registration requirements
Received by mail
June 14, 2008

This a business circular circulated to the business executives
traveling to China.

It gives details of the instructions issued by PSB asking the
visiting business executives to seperately register their visit with PSB.

It talks of a fine of Yuan 5,000 (US 715.00) for non compliance.

Expatriate China Staff PSB Registrations To Be Enforced From 1st July

The Chinese Public Security Bureau issued new guidelines today to
hotels and apartment management companies concerning the registration
of foreigners in China, set to take effect July 1.

The PSB, a part of China's domestic police force charged with
policing public security and immigration residence registration and
immigration affairs for foreigners, has insisted that the existing
regulations for the registration of foreigners in China must be
strictly adhered. Violators and those who fail to report, be they
individuals or building management, will be subject to fines the
bureau has said.

* Guests staying in Hotels and Serviced Apartments

Guests must be registered upon arrival with the PSB by the hotel and
if separate, serviced apartment management company. Usually this
procedure is automatic with input from the hotel being directly fed
into the local PSB computer at the check-in procedure, with no
additional action being required from the guest. However, daily
checks are now in operation with the PSB physically visiting hotels
to request copies of the hotels in-house guest list to make sure they
match the PSB's own records. If they do not, the hotel / serviced
apartment will be fined RMB5,000 per missing entry. Hotel guests
under these circumstances would not be fined. However it does mean
that foreigners wishing to stay at an hotel in China must provide
full passport and visa credentials in order to check in.

* Expatriate Employees Living In Private Apartments

The apartment management company should be contacting foreign tenants
/ residents and requiring them to register with the local PSB. If
this is not done, both the management company and the foreigner can
be fined RMB5,000. It is important to note that this rule applies to
any foreign person living in any apartment or private dwelling - even
if it is for just for one night. If staying overnight or visiting
friends in China, registration must be carried out upon arrival with
the local PSB office responsible for the area within 24 hours of arrival.

We strongly recommend all expatriate personnel living in apartments
in China register with the local PSB prior to July 1st to avoid problems.
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