Permanent residence permit (green card).

If you are looking to make China your permanent home, the permanent residence permit, or green card as it is often nicknamed, is highly recommended. Our professional immigration team can advise you on your eligibility and guide you smoothly through the process.

Permanent residence permit (green card)

What is a permanent
residence permit?

Say goodbye to visa renewals! Getting a permanent residence permit is basically getting a multiple-entry visa for 10 years. Once granted, you will have a Certificate of Permanent Residence of Aliens for 10 years, and it is renewable. This becomes your ID card and, together with your passport, the certificate allows you to leave and enter China without visa stamps and without limit.

Eligibility is gained through several categories and our team can guide through the best approach.

Permanent residence benefits

Benefits of having a permanent residence permit.

The most significant benefit of the green card is that you are allowed to stay in the country for 10 years without extending your permit every year. In addition, you will be eligible for:

  • Visa-free travel in and out of mainland China
  • Unrestricted employment opportunities
  • Access to state (free) education for children
  • Eligibility for professional awards, grants and qualifications
Application process

Taking care of the whole application process from start to finish.

Pre-application advice

Advice on acquiring permanent residency in China and requirements for a successful application

Application tracking

Compiling, filing and tracking the status of applications

Document issuance

Arranging for issuance of the certificate of permanent residency and updating documents

Permit renewals

Reminders and handling renewal of permanent residency before it expires
Application documents & timeline

Application procedure.

The applications are filed with one agency and the decision to grant a permanent residence certificate is taken by another. Our team will not only make sure your application is filed properly, but we will also follow the process through to completion. We will aim to maximise your potential for getting the green card and to relieve you of having to keep checking with authorities on progress.

Be aware that the decision-making process can take up to six months.

Ready to get started?

Our dedicated immigration team will process your permanent residence application accurately and reliably..

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