People's Republic Of China Passport Law

Original Language Title: 中华人民共和国护照法

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(April 29, 2006, deputies of the 21st meeting of the Standing Committee) to People's Republic of China 50th President of the People's Republic of China passports Act by the People's Republic of China of deputies of the 21st meeting of the Standing Committee, adopted on April 29, 2006, are hereby promulgated and, as of January 1, 2007.
People's Republic of China President Hu Jintao April 29, 2006 in order to regulate the People's Republic of China passport application, issuance and management, security People's Republic of China citizens access to People's Republic of China territory rights, promoting foreign relations, this law is enacted.
Article People's Republic of China passports were People's Republic of China citizens enter or leave the country and abroad to prove citizenship and identity documents.
No organization or individual shall forge, alter, transfer, intentionally damaging or illegal seizure of passports.
Article divided into ordinary passports, diplomatic passports and service passports.
Passports from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the diplomatic channel to foreign Governments.
Fourth ordinary passports by the Bureau of exit-entry Administration or local people's Governments at or above the county level commissioned by the Ministry of public security exit-entry administration of public security institutions, as well as People's Republic of China embassies, consulates and other institutions abroad commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued.
Diplomatic passports issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Official from the Foreign Ministry, People's Republic of China embassies, consulates or other commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices as well as commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and districts of the City Government's Foreign Affairs Department issued.
Five citizens to settle in the foreign country, to visit relatives, learning, employment, travel, non-business reasons, such as engaging in business activities abroad, of which I am to the domicile of the local people's Governments at or above the county level public security exit-entry administration of institutions applying for passports. Article citizens applying for passports, should submit my identity card, residence booklet, a recent Hat photos as well as the reasons for applying the relevant material.
State the reason for this law is the fifth section of an application for an ordinary passport and related documents shall be submitted in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State.
Exit-entry administration of public security shall from the date of receipt of the application materials in the 15th issue ordinary passports; does not meet the requirements will not be issued and shall state the reasons in writing and inform the applicants have the right to apply for administrative reconsideration or bring an administrative lawsuit in accordance with law.
In remote or inaccessible areas or due to exceptional circumstances, cannot be issued passports, approved by the head of the passport issuing authority, processing time may be extended to 30th.
Citizens for reasonable emergency request expedited processing, the exit-entry administration of public security agencies should be handled in a timely manner.
The seventh ordinary Passport registration includes: passport holder's name, gender, date of birth, place of birth, the date of issue, period of validity, passport place of issue and the issuing authority.
Ordinary passports are valid for: passport holder under the age of 16 for five years, and 16 years for ten years.
Passport issuance, shall be prescribed by the Ministry of public security.
Eighth diplomatic, consular officials and their accompanying spouses, minor children and diplomatic courier holders of diplomatic passports.
People's Republic of China Embassy, consulate or the United Nations, the United Nations specialized agencies and other intergovernmental organizations in the work of the Chinese Government dispatched staff and accompanying spouse or minor children of holders of official passports.
Citizens going abroad on mission outside the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs, by their work units in accordance with the fourth paragraph, third paragraph apply to the diplomatic service, foreign service diplomatic or service passports issued as needed.
Nineth, diplomatic passport, service Passport registration includes: passport holder's name, gender, date of birth, place of birth, date of issue, period of validity of the passport issuing authority.
The issuance of diplomatic passports, service passports ranges, issuance, expiry date and specific categories of official passports, prescribed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Passport holders of passports of the tenth article change of registered particulars, shall take the relevant certificates, passport application to the passport issuing authority changes raise.
11th under any of the following circumstances, passport holders can apply for renewal or reissue passport in accordance with the provisions of: (a) the passport validity is about to expire, (ii) passport visa pages is used; (c) damaged passports cannot be used (iv) passport is lost or stolen, and (e) other circumstances as justification needs to renewal or reissue passport. Passport holders applying for renewal or reissue Passport at home, by myself to the domicile of the local people's Governments at or above the county level public security exit-entry Administration; abroad, from I to People's Republic of China embassies, consulates or other foreign bodies Foreign Ministry delegate.
After Chinese citizens residing abroad to return home to apply for renewal or reissue passport, of which I am to the shelter of local people's Governments at or above the county level public security exit-entry Administration.
Renewal or reissue of diplomatic passports, service passports, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
12th passports have read and read two functions.
Passport security by reference to international technical standards.
Passport issuing authorities and their staff for making, issuing passports and a citizen's personal information should be kept confidential.
13th article applicants has following case one of of, passport issued organ not issued passport: (a) not has People's Republic of China nationality of; (ii) cannot proved identity of; (three) in application process in the fraud of; (four) was sentenced to penalty is served of; (five) Court notification has not settled of civil case cannot exit of; (six) belongs to criminal case accused or crime suspects of;
(VII) relevant competent departments of the State Council after leaving the national security harm or causing significant damage to national interests.
The 14th of an applicant under any of the following circumstances, the passport issuing authority since its completion of penalty or to be repatriated within six months to three years from the date of issuance of passports is not: (a) national (border) management subject to criminal punishment; (b) for illegal entry, illegal residence and illegal employment have been repatriated.
The 15th people's courts, people's procuratorates and the public security organs, State security organs, administration organs for handling cases, may seize passports of the parties to the case according to law.
Client refused to surrender his passport, State organs provided for in the preceding paragraph may request the passport issuing authority announced cases of passport revoked.
16th loss of passport holders People's Republic of China nationality or passport is lost, stolen, where the passport issuing authority to proclaim the Passport void.
Forge, alter, cheat or invalid Passport declared void by the issuing authority.
17th cheat of obtaining passports, collected by the passport issuing authority announced passport or passport rendered void by the public security organs at less than 2000 Yuan and 5,000 yuan fine constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
18th offer counterfeit or altered passports, or selling passports, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law; not serious enough for criminal punishment, unlawful income confiscated by public security organs, above 10th to 15th following the detention and fined 2000 Yuan and 5,000 yuan; illegal passport printing equipment seized by public security organs.
The 19th holding a forged or altered passports or using other Passport immigration (border), the public security authorities in accordance with the immigration laws will be punished illegal passports seized by public security organs. 20th article passport issued organ staff in handle passport process in the has following behavior one of of, law give administrative sanctions; constitute crime of, law held criminal: (a) should accepted and not accepted of; (ii) no due reason not in statutory term within issued of; (three) beyond national provides standard charged costs of; (four) to applicants obtained or received bribery of; (five) leaked for making, and issued passport and knows of citizens personal information, against citizens lawful rights and interests of of; (six) abuse, and
Dereliction of duty or engages in other activities.
21st ordinary passports shall be prescribed by the Ministry of public security model and producer; diplomatic passports, service passports from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be designed and produced. 22nd passport issuing authorities may charge a fee, the Passport raises costs.
Cost and raise fees charged to turned over to the State Treasury.
Passport fee and raising charges on the price administrative departments under the State Council in conjunction with the financial sector regulations, announced.
23rd short citizens going abroad abroad passport is lost, stolen or damaged cannot be used, where the People's Republic of China embassies, consulates or other overseas institutions to apply for commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs People's Republic of China travel permits.
24th citizens engaged in border trade, border tourism or to participate in border tourism, can contribute to the local people's Governments at or above the county level commissioned by the Ministry of public security exit-entry administration of public security institutions to apply for People's Republic of China entry-exit permits.
25th citizens access to seafarers borders and working on the foreign ship, shall apply to the delegate of the Ministry of the maritime administrative agency People's Republic of China seaman. 26th article this law shall enter into force on January 1, 2007. Passports issued before the implementation of this Act within the period of validity shall remain valid.