Notice on the Reiteration of Procedures For Outgoing Resident Foreign Journalists in China
2017-04-05 23:00

Dear Journalists, 

In accordance with the Article 13 of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on News Coverage and the Article 7 of the Handbook For Foreign Journalists in China, the outgoing resident foreign journalist is requested to complete all the related outgoing procedures in time before leaving so as not to affect the registration for his successor. 

Before its residents journalist leaving his post, the permanent office of the foreign media organization should notify the IPC or local FAOs of the departure, have its Press Card(R) cancelled. Failure of completing all the related procedures of outgoing resident foreign journalist will impede the registration of his successor. 

After the resident foreign journalist leaves his post and completes the Press Cards(R) cancellation procedures, his J-1 residents permit will be invalid 10 days after the cancellation of the Press Card(R).Application for a relevant visa is needed when he returns into China. 

If the resident foreign journalist intends to continue to stay in China after leaving his post, in accordance with the implementation Rules of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Control of the Entry and Exit of Aliens, he shall present the relevant certifying documents to the exit and entry administration department of local public security bureau to apply for the alteration of his visa or the resident permit within 10 days from the date of the cancellation of his Press Cards(R).


International Press Center

August 19, 2011

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