Overseas residents who come to Guangdong for field studies, business talks, factory management, employment, technical consultations or other economic activities in connection with a foreign invested enterprise, processing or assembling for export purpose, or compensation trade, shall abide by entry and exit procedures.
1. Entry formalities for nationals of countries with which China has diplomatic relations
Businessmen from countries with which China has diplomatic relations may apply for approval of entry and exit through the Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangdong Province, while specific formalities shall be handled by the receiving establishment. The approved invitation shall be issued to the entrant through the receiving establishment. The entrant shall go to a Chinese embassy or consulate, or the visa office of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong and Macao for visa against the invitation.
2. Entry formalities for nationals of countries with which China has no diplomatic relations
Please contact the Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong People’s Government pr the Foreign Affairs division of the Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangdong Province for specific entry formalities for nationals of such countries.
3. Entry formalities for Taiwan residents
A Taiwan resident may conduct entry permission formalities by himself at Hong Kong through China Travel Service or Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P. R. China in Hong Kong SAR. A Taiwan resident, after entry, needs multiple entry permits due to investment or other economic activities in Guangdong Province shall submit a written application, which is to be presented with comments of the receiving establishment to the Taiwan Affairs Office of the county or city, together with the passport, traveling documents upon entry, four photos and other verification documents such as the business contract. At the same time, relevant forms shall be made out and commented by the county or city public security authorities to be examined by the Taiwan Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province. Upon approval of the office, Department of Public Security of Guangdong Province will issue an entry/exit permit for different time periods (three months, six months or one year) for entry/exit through specific ports. An extension application for such a permit shall be made according to the above procedures
4. Entry/exit formalities for Hong Kong and Macao residents
Hong Kong and Macao residents can enter and exit with their “Home Perm