Beijing police will begin to check temporary residence permits
People 16 years and older need a temporary residence permit if
they want to stay in a place other than their permanent residence
for more than one month, according to Chinese law.
The move is part of a nationwide campaign that started on
February 2 and will continue until March 31. It will give the
city's government a full picture of temporary residents and help it
better serve and protect them before the Beijing Olympics, the
Legal Mirror newspaper said yesterday. From tomorrow, all those who
come to Beijing from other provinces have to register and get the
permits from police departments, the report said.
People need their identity card, family planning certificate and
employment certificate to apply for a temporary residence.
Police will set up sites in airports, railway stations, and
highway tollbooths to publicize how to apply for the permits and
The permit needs to be renewed every year. More than 5.2 million
temporary residents have registered in Beijing from last month.
(Shanghai Daily February 22, 2008)