- Registration time
- Last login
- Online time
- 1423 Hour
- Reading permission
This post was edited by WhiteBear at 2013-7-17 13:43|
I think that there are far more changes than changing the "24h rule" and the fines related to entry/exit rules violations...
J-visa is not, and never was, issued to a tourists.
J2 is for a short-time visit of the correspondants and related personnel
J1 is for a resident ones
registration (after entry) was always required
if You didn't register - You can't deal with the government and the police - first thing They ask is the "temporary registration form" that You should always have with Your passport if You don't have the residence permit, if You don't have it - You are fined OR ... asked to make it immediatelly and then come back to proceed with whatever You want
the requirement was to ensure all parties arrived safely at intended their destination
- registration is required because of the public safety reasons, not the personal safety :)
btw. let's see some complete information...:
"From 1st July 2013, the new Chinese immigration laws take effect. According to that, it will have a lot of changes for the China visa application/extension rules. We will keep updating our website focus on those changes if we get more information, feel free to refer to your friend if it helpful. Following are some changes (for Chinese visa extension in shanghai) we just get confirmed:
For L or F visa extension, before it takes 5 working days, now it takes 7 working days.
For Residence permit application, before it takes 5 working days, now it takes 15 working days
Online application in shanghai was suspended, all the application must go through the immigration officer in person.
The immigration office request you to process your visa at least 1 week before it expires, earlier is better. Don't wait until the last 1-2 days.
Tourist L visa can only be extended 1 time, maximum 30 days. (before was twice 30 days)
If you register too late (over 24 hrs) in the police station to get the registration form of temporary residence, they can charge you maximum 2,000RMB for the penalty (before was 500RMB)
If you over stay your visa, they can charge you 500RMB/day maximum up to 10,000RMB (before was maximum up to 5,000RMB)
New! Business F visa extension: Only the company who invite you to Shanghai (which sent you the official invitation letter for you to apply F visa in the Chinese Embassy in your country) can support you to get extension in Shanghai.
New! If your wife/husband is Taiwanese or HKese, before you can get 1 year family residence permit, but now only can apply 3 month visit family L visa."