Home
OIC Introduction
News
International Exchange
International Faculty & Students
Downloads
FAQ
 
Important Notice
 
International Faculty & Students
Current International Faculty
Prospective Faculty
Prospective Student
Important Notice
 
Arrival & Departure

Arrival & Departure

1. Arrival 

For foreigners coming to China for visit, sightseeing and business, they will normally be required to fill in three forms when entering the country – the “Traveler's Luggage Declaration Form,” the “Traveler's Health Declaration Card” and the “Entry-Exit Registration Card.” First of all, foreign travelers shall be required to show Chinese quarantine authorities the “Traveler's Health Declaration Card” when entering the country. For travelers who are not coming from regions of infectious diseases including cholera and yellow fever, they will not be required to take inoculation of vaccines. For foreigners planning to stay in China for six months or longer, they shall be required to show the documentation proving they are negative of HIV. 

When entering China, foreign travelers shall be required to provide Chinese frontier authorities with their passports, Chinese visas and the “Entry-Exit Registration Card” for verification. They will be allowed to enter the country after Chinese frontier authorities verify their passports, Chinese visas and the “Entry-Exit Registration Card” and affix on them official seals for verification. 

For foreigners carrying gifts, sample products or goods whose import is restricted by Chinese customs authorities or carrying major articles taxable or exempted from import duties, they shall earnestly declare them in the “Traveler's Luggage Declaration Form” and clear customs through the “Red Passage.” For travelers carrying articles for their own use only, they can clear customs through the “Green Passage.

(1) Articles Whose Entry Is Prohibited 

 Various types of weapons, articles in emulation of weapons, ammunitions and explosives; 

 Counterfeit currency bills and fake securities; 

 Printed matters, films, photos, phonograph records, movies, audio tapes, video tapes, laser optic discs, computer memory media and other articles which are harmful to China's politics, economy, culture and morality;

  Various types of acrid poisons;

 Opium, morphine, heroin and marijuana as well as other narcotics and spiritual drugs which can make people addicted to them;

 Animals and plants and their products carrying dangerous disease germs, pests and other harmful living things;

 And, foods, drugs and other articles which are harmful to the health of human beings or animals, which come from infectious disease-stricken regions or which are capable of spreading diseases.

(2) Articles Whose Entry Is Restricted

 Radio transceivers and secure communication devices;

  Cigarettes and alcoholic drugs;

  Endangered species of fauna and flora (including their specimens) as well as their seeds and reproductive materials;

 The national currency of China , with every traveler restricted to carrying a total of 6,000 RMB  in the maximum each time when he enters the country;

  And, other articles whose entry is restricted by customs.
 When entering China, foreign travelers shall declare their articles of luggage to Chinese customs authorities on their own initiative and clear the luggage through customs.

(3) Declaration of Inward Articles

Travelers entering China of the following categories shall declare their articles of luggage to customs authorities, and show the declaration form to customs authorities in going through the formalities for carrying the luggage into China .

 Travelers carrying articles of Categories 2, 3 and 4 listed in the “Table for Classification of Articles of Luggage Carried by Travelers Entering or Leaving China” (excluding cigarettes and alcoholic drugs exempted from import duties by limited quantities) which are liable for import duties, or which are exempted from import duties by limited quantities;

 Non-resident travelers and resident travelers holding the re-entry visa of the country (or region) of destination who are carrying articles for their own use during the journey in excess of the following category of articles they are allowed to carry – a camera, a portable radio recorder, a small-size cine camera, a hand-held TV camera and a portable word-processing computer;

 Travelers carrying a sum of Chinese currency in excess of 6,000 RMB in cash or carrying gold or silver or their products in excess of 50 grams in total;

 Non-resident travelers carrying a sum of foreign currencies in cash equal to 5,000 U.S. dollars or more;

 Resident travelers carrying a sum of foreign currencies in cash equal to 1,000 U.S. dollars or more;

 Travelers carrying goods, sample products and articles in excess of the reasonable quantity of articles of luggage for their own use;

  And, travelers carrying species of fauna or flora or their products which are controlled under relevant provisions of the “Fauna and Flora Quarantine Law of China,” or carrying other articles which are subject to customs examination and approval for entry into China .

2. Departure 

For foreign travelers leaving China, they shall be required to go through the formalities for customs clearance and consignment of luggage by showing their passports, air tickets (or train, bus or ship tickets) and the “Traveler's Luggage Declaration Form.” For those leaving by air, they shall be required to pay an airport fee (50 RMB for traveling within China and 90 RMB for exiting from China). In going through these formalities, they shall also be required to get a registration card and accept border exit examination. Those to depart by air shall accept a security check.

(1) Articles whose exit is prohibited

All those listed in the category of articles whose entry into China is prohibited;

 Manuscripts, printed matters, films, photos, phonograph records, movies, audio tapes, video tapes, laser optic discs, computer memory media and other articles whose contents are related to State secrets of China;

 Rare antiques and other antiques whose exit is prohibited;

 And, endangered species of fauna and flora (including their specimens) as well as their seeds and reproductive materials;

(2) Articles whose exit is restricted

 Valuable metals, including gold and silver, and their products;

 The national currency of China , with every traveler restricted to carrying a total of 6,000 RMB in the maximum each time when he exits from the country;

 Foreign currencies and securities in foreign currencies;

Radio transceivers and secure communication devices;

 Precious traditional Chinese medicinal materials;

 General antiques;

 And, other articles whose exit is restricted by customs.

(3) Declaration of Outward Articles
  Travelers leaving China of the following categories shall declare their articles of luggage to customs authorities, and show the declaration form to customs authorities in going through the formalities for carrying the articles of luggage out of China .

 Travelers carrying a camera, a portable radio recorder, a small-size cine camera, a hand-held TV camera, a portable word-processing computer, etc., for their own use that need to be brought back to China;

 Travelers who are not carrying the original articles they brought into China that shall be taken out of the country in exiting from it, or who are carrying articles they brought into China which are temporarily exempted from import duties and which have not been cleared through customs;

 Travelers carrying foreign currencies, or gold or silver or their products without a valid certificate of outward clearance or in excess of the total declared in the customs declaration form filled out in entering China;

Traveler carrying Chinese currency in cash in excess of 6,000 RMB;

Travelers carrying antiques;

 Travelers carrying goods or sample products;

 Travelers carrying articles out of China in excess of the value or quantity limited by customs authorities, or carrying other articles falling into the category of articles whose exit is restricted;

 And, travelers carrying species of fauna or flora or their products which are controlled under relevant provisions of the “Fauna and Flora Quarantine Law of China,” or carrying otherarticles which are subject to customs examination and approval for exit from China .

    Copyright © 2012 ico.tju.edu.cn All Rights Reserved. Power by TJU Inc.