Can I Get A Visa To Live In China?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
If you are planning to live in China, there are two routes you can take. You can either apply for permanent residency, or you can apply for the Chinese 'green card'
How do I apply to live in China?

The application for a Permanent Residence Visa (or D Visa) is slightly complex.Before you even start your application, the Chinese authorities require that  you:

  • Agree to abide by China's laws
  • Are in good health
  • Have no criminal record
If you manage to ticket all the boxes above, you will then need to fall into one of the following categories before you can apply for a permanent residence visa:

  • People who have direct and stable investments in China
  • People who hold a position of great responsibility within their workplace, and have held this position for no less than 4 years. (For example, a professor, a researcher, a CEO.)
  • People who have contributed to China in a significant way
  • A spouse or child of someone who qualifies for permanent residency
  • The spouse (or child) of a Chinese citizen or someone who has qualified for for permanent residency (although there are additional criteria in this case relating to income, length of marriage etc...) 
What are the requirements for applying to live in China?
The first thing you'll obviously need is a valid passport from your country of origin. Following this, the following documents need to be provided with your application:
  • A health guarantee certificate from an embassy or consulate approved medical organization.
  • A statement for your local embassy or consulate that can authenticate a clean criminal history
  • Four recent color photos
There may be further documentation relating to employment, your finances, and evidence of spouses or co-dependants that you may need to provide.
Suhail Ajmal Profile
Suhail Ajmal answered
Yes, of course you can live in China. You have to apply for a "D" Visa to reside permanently in China.

For all the details of the documents and how you should apply for the Visa. Kindly visit the following link.

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