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On February 8, 2021, according to the Entry-Exit Administration Bureau, four places in China have declared the residence permit of five foreign nationals invalid in the past month, involving Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hebei. Furthermore, the endorsement of residence permits for foreign individuals has been restored in Guangdong Province since February 2021.

More Info about Cancellation of Residence Permit

As per the local Entry-Exit Administration Bureau, the details of the declaration of invalidation of foreigners’ residence permits are as follows.

Fujian: False Reason for Residence Permit

On January 15, 2021, according to the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau of Fuzhou, an American man, named Wang, obtained a residence permit on the ground of visiting his father. However, after investigation, his father was found not to be eligible to visit, as he was not even in China. Then, this man’s residence permit was revoked.

Jiangxi: Abnormal Resignation

On February 1, 2021, according to the Yichun Public Security Bureau, a Georgian woman, called E.K, who worked in Uncle Sam Kids English training school, left her job during the employment improperly and then lost contact, so her residence permit (till April 19, 2021) was declared invalid.

Zhejiang: Be Overdue on Handling

On January 13, 2021, according to the Ningbo Public Security Bureau, a South African man, named M.D, had his residence permit (valid until September 21, 2021) revoked as he failed to go through the cancellation procedures at the original place of issue before January 23, 2021. Moreover, once he is seized without any other valid visa across China, he will be treated as an illegal resident.

Hebei: Be Overdue on Handling

On February 4, 2021, according to the Handan Public Security Bureau, two Vietnamese women, named P.T and D.T respectively, hold the reunion residence permits which are still valid. If they do not go through the corresponding procedures in the original issuing place before February 14, 2021, their residence permit will be invalid.

The Policy of Residence Permit Endorsement Resumed

Besides, due to the normalization of epidemic prevention and control in Guangdong Province, the Public Security Department of Guangdong Province has decided to resume the original residence permit endorsement policy from February 1, 2021, which means the extension endorsement service of residence permit during the COVID-19 epidemic has been canceled. Therefore, each foreign individual in the province shall go through the endorsement procedures in a timely manner, otherwise his/her residence permit will be suspended after the expiration.

Two Ways to Complete the Procedures

Per the local police, below are the two methods to complete the procedures for residence permit endorsement.

Method 1: Online Processing. Using the mini program, named Yue Sheng Shi (粤省事), to apply for the residence permit endorsement.

Method 2: Offline Handling. The holder of a residence permit can apply for the residence permit endorsement at the local police station where he/she lives. When applying, please bring the original residence permit, valid identification materials and relevant supporting documents as required.

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