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Immigrate to China from UK

Immigrate to China from UK

Updated on Tuesday 17th November 2020

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Immigrate to China from UK.jpgBritish nationals in China benefit from complete support offered by the dedicated consular departments in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. As for the legal assistance for immigration to China from UK, our Chinese lawyers can provide the necessary guidance and advice. We also present you with a few important facts and details about how British citizens can relocate to China.
 
 

Do I need a visa to enter China from UK?

 
Yes, a valid visa to enter China is required. The Visa Application Centers in China issue visas for foreign citizens interested in relocating from UK to this country. Plus, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese authorities also solicit a Health Declaration Form that must be completed before traveling from UK to China. Here is important information about visas for China:
 
  • The passport must have a validity of at least 6 months prior to the immigration to China.
  • The Chinese family visa is available for 180 days, with the possibility of extension.
  • Short-term study visa for China is available for no more than 180 days, while long-term study visa can be prolonged for more than 180 days.
  • In the case of British nationals interested in permanent residence in China, the D visa is required.
 
There are different types of visas for China, depending on the purpose of the visit or stay. Academic exchanges, activities related to non-profit organizations, medical treatments, litigation, family reunion, or work are covered by the Chinese visas that can be issued for UK nationals. All the legal aspects of visas for China can be explained by one of our Chinese lawyers. Feel free to discuss all the details with our specialists.
 

Health and safety requirements to enter China

 
A series of requirements should be verified before immigrating to China. As such, any kind of medication should be accompanied by a prescription, mentioning that specific products might not be accepted in China. A full medical cover is required before visiting China. All you need to know about the health requirements and conditions for China can be offered by our team of lawyers in China.
 

Do I need to register with the Chinese authorities?

 
Yes, British citizens entering China must register with the local authorities and particularly with the Public Security Bureau. It is important to make the registration within 24 hours from the arrival in China and provide documents showing the place of living in China. Those who stay at hotels in China will be registered by the staff, as part of the check-in formalities.
 

Can I work in China with a tourist visa?

 
No, you cannot work with a tourist visa for China because a work permit is required. This is the Z visa that must be presented by the UK nationals before starting the work in China. One should note that the Chinese authorities make regular verifications to see if the immigration rules are respected. In case of violation of immigration laws in China, the authorities can impose penalties, imprisonment, deportation, and even an exclusion order. The legal advice offered by our attorneys in China will help you stay away from delicate and unwanted situations like these. It is best to have a clear picture of the immigration process in China prior to any visit or relocation. Please feel free to address your inquiries to our team of specialists in immigration to China and find out more about the applicable laws.
 

Legal support offered by our lawyers in China

 
Immigration to China is a sensitive topic that requires extra attention. British nationals can relocate to China following a few simple, yet important conditions and requirements. Depending on the type of visa, UK nationals can work, study, or simply visit the country. Our Chinese lawyers have experience in immigration matters and can handle a wide range of issued and visa-related aspects. Work permits are required in China, therefore, other rules apply. Our team of advisors closely works with the local authorities and with the British embassies and consulates, do make sure you get in touch with us and solicit our help. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the population of China:
 
  1. According to worldometers.info, the population of China is around 1,4 billion.
  2. Around 60% of the Chinese population is urban.
  3. By population, China ranks 1st on the list of countries in the world.
  4. China represents around 18% of the total population of the world.
 
Interested in immigration to China from the UK? We kindly invite you to talk to our advisors and contact our law firm in China right away. We can handle the immigration formalities from a legal point of view.