Residence Registration Procedures for Foreign Citizens

A. Foreign citizens staying in guest houses, hotels, motels, or other living quarters of schools, enterprises, and organisations are to present their passports or Resident Permit and register their residence in the Temporary Residence Registration Form.
  B. Foreign citizens staying at the home of Chinese citizens are to register their residence upon presentation of their passport, other identity documents and their host's Residency Certificate either in person or through their host within 24 hours after their arrival with the local Public Security Bureau in urban areas, or 72 hours with the Police Station in the vicinity for rural areas.
  C. Foreign citizens staying at living quarters provided by foreign agencies/organisations or at the home of foreign residents in China are to register their residence upon presentation of their passport and Resident Permit either in person or through their host within 24 hours after their arrival with the Police Station in the vicinity of the host's domicile.
  D. Long-standing China resident foreign citizens are to abide by the aforesaid rules in the event where they stay away from their residence.
  E. Foreign citizens temporarily residing in mobile accommodation means are to register their residence at the local Public Security Bureau within 24 hours after commencement of such residence; the same if required of the organisation or individual providing such accommodation means.
  F. Foreign citizens who have purchased or rented living quarters in Beijing are to apply for Residence Certificate with their passport and current visa/Resident Permit with the Police Station in the vicinity of the purchased or rented property.
  G. Foreign citizens under hospitalisation in Beijing shall present such Residence Registration Certificate issued by the hospital.
  H. Foreign citizens approaching but not having overstayed the expiry date of their visa or Resident Permit whose application for renewal of such documents have been accepted by Beijing Administration of Entry & Exit may apply with the Visa & Resident Application Receipt for the Residence Registration Certificate in accordance with the same approved validity term from the Police Station in the vicinity of their temporary residence or guest houses, hotels, motels, property management office of their living compound; and collect their passport from the Beijing Administration of Entry & Exit with such certificate in due course.
  I. Foreign citizens who have stayed in China beyond the validity date of their visa or Resident Permit while granted renewal of such documents having accepted penalty for overstay by the Beijing Administration of Entry & Exit can apply from the Police Station in the vicinity of their temporary residence or guest houses, hotels, motels, or property management office of their living compound for a 7-day valid Residence Registration Certificate upon presentation of [On-the-spot Penalty Decree] or [Public Security Administrator Penalty Decree], Visa Application Receipt, copy of passport; and collect their passport from the Beijing Administration of Entry & Exit with such certificate in due course.