Inthe Measures for the Relevant Treatment of Foreigners' PermanentResidence in China (hereinafter referred to as the "Measures"),it is stipulated that the foreigners who hold the Foreigners'Permanent Residence Permit in China (hereinafter referred to as the"PR" in China) shall, in principle, enjoy the same rightsand undertake the same obligations as Chinese citizens, except forthe specific rights and obligations that they cannot enjoy under theprovisions of political rights and laws and regulations.
Whatis the convenience of entry and exit for people with PR?
Article2 of the Measures stipulates that "there is no restriction ontheir period of stay in China, and they may enter and leave thecountry with a valid passport and a Permanent Residence Permit forForeigners, without the need for additional procedures such as visas;their spouses and immediate family members may apply for thecorresponding visas, residence permits or Permanent Residence Permitsfor Foreigners in accordance with the relevant regulations".Article 3 of the Measures stipulates that "articles for personaluse entering or leaving the country shall be processed in accordancewith the relevant customs regulations for settled passengers".According to the Measures of the Customs of the People's Republic ofChina for the Supervision of Luggage and Articles of PassengersEntering and Leaving the Country (Order No. 9 of the GeneralAdministration of Customs), a "settled passenger" is apassenger who has obtained a certificate or approval document issuedby the competent authorities of the People's Republic of China forentering or leaving the country for settlement and has moved to thecountry or abroad. Therefore, a foreigner who has obtained a Chinese"green card" and settled in China is a "settledpassenger". Compared to the Chinese "resident visitor",a "settled visitor" is more likely to bring in dailynecessities that he or she or his or her family needs during his orher stay in China.
Howare children of PR holders treated in school?
Article8 of the Measures stipulates that "children who have moved withthem to the compulsory education stage may, if they meet theconditions, enjoy the relevant policies, and the educationadministration department of their place of residence shall handlethe admission and transfer procedures in accordance with theprinciple of enrollment in the nearest school, without charging feesother than those stipulated by the State". This is the firsttime that the children of PR holders can receive compulsory educationin their place of residence and enjoy the treatment of localresidents. Since the admission requirements for foreign students atthe tertiary level in China are more applicable to the children offoreign talents, the current policy is still in force.
Howcan PR holders participate in social security?
Article9 of the Measures states that "Foreigners may use theirPermanent Residence Permit as a valid identity document for thepurpose of participating in social insurance procedures. If they areemployed in China, they can participate in social insurance inaccordance with the relevant provisions of the Social Insurance Lawof the People's Republic of China; if they reside in China but arenot employed, and if they meet the regulations of the co-ordinatedregion, they can participate in basic medical insurance for urbanresidents and social pension insurance for urban residents withreference to urban residents in China, and enjoy social insurancebenefits. The social insurance agencies shall simplify the processand provide convenience in accordance with the relevant regulationsfor the transfer and termination of social insurance relations".Firstly, this article makes it clear that the PR can be used as avalid identity document to apply for insurance; secondly, as China'sSocial Security Law and its implementing regulations have includedforeigners employed in China into the social security system inChina, it is clear that the procedures are in accordance with theexisting regulations; thirdly, it reflects the principle of "nationaltreatment Thirdly, it reflects the principle of "nationaltreatment" and clarifies that PR holders who live in China butare not employed can also participate in China's basic medical carefor urban residents and social pension insurance for urban residentsand enjoy social insurance treatment if they meet the relevantrequirements; fourthly, it reflects the principle of "preferentialtreatment Fourthly, the principle of "preferential treatment"is reflected, and it is made clear that PR holders are provided withconvenient procedures.