Announcement on Further Adjusting and
Optimizing Policies and Measures
on Exit and Entry Administration
In a bid to facilitate the entry-exit exchanges between Chinese and foreign tourists and promote the opening up of the service industry, the National Immigration Administration has announced that it will be making further adjustments and optimizations to its exit and entry management policies and measures from May 15, 2023. It is hereby announced as follows:
I. The applications for group travel endorsements to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR for residents of the Chinese mainland will now be accepted nationwide. Mainland residents can submit their applications for a group travel endorsement to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR at any exit and entry administration office of public security organs across the country. The specific application procedures shall be aligned with the requirements prescribed by the place of household registration of the applicant.
II. The mainland residents' applications for certificates enabling them to visit relatives, work, or study in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR will now be accepted nationwide. Mainland residents seeking to travel to Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR for a variety of reasons such as visiting family members, working or studying, seeking medical treatment, handling litigation, or property-related matters can submit applications for a family visit, stay, and other three types of endorsements at any exit and entry administration office of public security organs across the country. The specific application procedures shall be aligned with the requirements prescribed by the place of household registration of the applicant.
III. The validity period of stay for mainland students studying in Macao SAR will be adjusted. The validity period of an endorsement for stay issued by an exit and entry administration office of public security organs for mainland students intending to study in higher education institutions in Macao SAR will be aligned with the duration of their studies in Macao SAR, rather than being limited to a maximum of one year.
IV. The fast customs clearance at ports will be fully resumed. This follows the earlier resumption of fast clearance at border checkpoints adjacent to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR on January 8, 2023. In accordance with pre-epidemic practices and standard requirements, Chinese citizens holding an ordinary passport of the People's Republic of China, an Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao, a Travel Permit for Mainlanders to Enter and Exit Taiwan, as well as those holding a Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents, Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents (with a validity period of five years), or a valid one-year multiple exit and entry permit can now pass through the fast clearance channel at border checkpoints. Foreign nationals holding a foreign passport, a Foreigner's Permanent Residence Card, a foreign electronic passport, or foreign nationals holding a Foreigners Residence Permit of the People's Republic of China (with a validity period of at least six months), as well as Chinese crew members working on regular international flights, or foreign crew members who are exempted from visas or have obtained flight or employment visas or residence permits for over one year (inclusive), can also pass through the fast clearance channel at border checkpoints.
For further information about the announcement, please contact the National Immigration Administration service platform at 12367.
National Immigration Administration
May 11, 2023