Announcement on the Protection of the Legitimate Rights and Interests of Foreigners Staying and Residing in Wuhan City during the Temporary Closure of Departure Channels

Publisher:管理员Date:2020-02-12Views:42

    In order to further prevent and control the pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, and ensure that the legitimate rights and interests of foreigners staying and residing in Wuhan City during the temporary closure of departure channels are not affected, and in accordance with the Exit-Entry Administration Law of the People' Repubilc of China, the Administrative Licensing Law of the People' Repubilc of China, the Law of the People's Republic of China on Administrative,Penalties, and other relevant laws and regulations, upon a request for instructions from the competent authority at the higher level, it has been decided to implement appropriate stay and residence policies during the temporary closure of channels of departure from Wuhan City, and the relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:


I. Scope of Implementation

   Foreigners staying and residing in Wuhan City during the temporary closure of departure channels


II. Detailed Requirements

   1.From January 23, 2020 to the release of the temporary closure of departure channels, the Single Window for Foreign Business Handling at Wuhan Citizens Home normally accepts foreigners' applications for stay and residence permits. Foreigners in Wuhan City may go to the Wuhan Citizens Home for renewing their stay and residence permits.

    2.Visa-free foreigners for entry or foreigners staying or residing in Wuhan City, who have illegally resided before the temporary closure of departure channels or showing signs of infection requiring isolation for treatment, shall be punished in accordance with the Exit-Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China. The number of days of illegal residence is calculated as follows: the number of days of actual illegal residence minus the number of days of the temporary closure of departure channels (or isolation for treatment).

    3.A visa-free foreigner for entry or a foreigner staying or residing in Wuhan City, whose visa-free stay validity period or stay validity period specified in the visa certificate expires during the temporary closure of departure channels or isolation for treatment, shall, within ten working days as of the release of the temporary closure or the end of the isolation for treatment, apply for a stay or residence permit with the Single Window for Foreign Business Handling in Wuhan City, and will not be punished for his or her illegal residence. Any foreigner who fails to do so within such time limit shall be punished in accordance with the Exit-Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, and the number of days of his or her illegal residence is calculated as follows: the number of days of actual illegal residence minus the number of days of the actual temporary closure of departure channels (or isolation for treatment).

                                             

Exit and Entry Administration Department of Wuhan Public Security Bureau

                                               January 24, 2020