Foreign expertsholding valid passports or other identification documents are
allowed to stay in the P.R. China - and also to leave the country.
The experts should make sure they have made adequate preparations
before the end of their period of employment.
1.Foreign experts should discuss their preferred itinerary with
their employer when booking plane tickets – and they must determine
which party is responsible for the total costs.
2.Imported duty-free personal belongings cannot be sold to
individuals or organizations without permission, according to China
Customs regulations.Any such transaction requires an application to
local Customs authorities, who will process the application and
also collect taxes.Donations also require an application and
approval from local Customs authorities. Foreign experts can also
send their belongings using a shipment service provided by local
3.Consumer durables imported by foreign experts should be taken out
of China when the experts leave the country at the end of their
period of employment. They should also obtain receipts – from
state-regulated institutions - concerning any items they may have
sold. And they should have legal documents – issued by China
Customs - concerning donated items.
4.Legal documents - including their Residence Permit, Foreign
Expert Certificate, Company Pass, and medical certificate - should
be returned to the issuing unit, which will cancel them. (They may
be kept as souvenirs after they are cancelled.) Foreign experts who
hold valid Chinese residence permit are required to apply to local
public security organizations for visa if they intend to return to
China after departure. The organizations that foreign experts work
for should assist them with those procedures.