Regulations on Filing Accommodation Registration for Foreigners
I. According to Article 39 of the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, where foreigners stay in hotels in China, the hotels shall register their accommodation in accordance with the regulations on the public security administration of the hotel industry, and submit foreigners' accommodation registration information to the public security organs in the places where the hotels are located.
For foreigners who reside or stay in lodgings other than hotels, they or the persons who accommodate them shall, within 24 hours after the foreigners' check-in, go through the registration formalities with the public security organs in the places of residence.
II. Foreigners who reside or stay in lodgings other than hotels shall file accommodation registration at the police stations of the local public security organs in the places of their residence. Where there are police offices or foreigner service stations of the public security organs in the places of their residence, they may also file their accommodation registrations in such agencies. Universities admitting foreign students or organizations providing accommodations to foreigners, may file foreigners' accommodation registrations with the local public security organs on behalf of the foreigners and in the capacity of accommodation providers according to the law.
III. According to Article 76 of the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, to foreigners who reside or stay in lodgings other than hotels but who fail to go through registration formalities in accordance with the provisions in the second paragraph of Article 39 of the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, a warning shall be given and a fine of not more than CNY 2,000 may also be imposed.
IV. Hotels which fail to file accommodation registrations for foreigners based on these regulations shall be penalized according to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Penalties for Administration of Public Security. Where hotels fail to submit foreigners' accommodation information to public security organs, they shall be subject to a warning, and for severe violations, a penalty fine of not less than CNY 1,000 and not more than CNY 5,000 shall be imposed depending on the severity of their violations.
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