The new Exit and Entry Administration Law in China was recently passed by the 27th meeting of the 11th NPC Standing Committee, and will be effective on July 1, 2013. The new law pays more attention to the service in the management of foreigners leaving or entering into China. Improvements have been witnessed on field of immigration, foreign entry and exit management, rights protection and introduction of human biometric technology.
Registration required for accommodating foreigners in China
The Article 39 and Article 67 of the new Exit and Entry Administration Law in China provide that accommodating foreigners in one’s own home, the foreigner or those who provide the accomodation service shall register foreign accommodation in the local police station within 24 hours after the arrival of foreigners by submitting materials including passports of the foreigners, household registration book (户口本) of the person who accept the foreigners. For those failing to register, they will be warned and may be imposed a fine of RMB 2,000 (appt. US$ 320).
Starting from July 1, 2013, the illegal employment of foreigners will face a fine of ten thousand yuan per person (total amount of fine will not exceeding RMB 100,000); the illegal income will also be confiscated.