China’s new Exit-Entry Administration Law went into effect on July 1, 2013, and significantly alters Chinese entry/exit procedures. The new law creates new visa/work permit categories for foreigners traveling to or working in China and increases various penalties and enforcement provisions relating to visa and work permit violations. The Exit-Entry Bureau continues to provide guidance on the implementation of the new rules and it is important for employers to keep abreast of such guidance as it is issued.
New visa categories. The new categories of business-related visas include the following: