In China, Foreigners MUST Register with the POLICE | Must-Know China Facts | This is China

Hello, everyone - today, I'm going to talk about some of the everyday bureaucracy expats in China have to deal with. Today, we're going to be talking ...

Hello, everyone - today, I'm going to talk about some of the everyday bureaucracy expats in China have to deal with. Today, we're going to be talking about registering accommodations and lodging with the local Chinese police.

You must do this - MUST - every time you:

1. Enter China

2. Renew / Change visas and visa types

3. Change jobs

4. Move houses / cities

This is something foreigners MUST do - it's not optional - if they want to stay in China. However, you yourself may not have to do it, because if you are an international student living on campus in China or are working in China with a company/school that provides housing, they'll take care of it for you.

However, if you are renting an apartment here in China by yourself or with a friend, you need to do this.

Here are some of the documents you'll need to register for the form you need, which is called the Accommodation Registration Form for Aliens.

1. Passport

2. Copy of passport info page + last entry stamp

3. Copy of renta...