Exit Regulations of China

China Visa Sample
China Visa Sample
 What kind of documents should I prepare when exiting China?

 Answer: On departure from China, foreigners should exit with their valid passports; visa, credentials and other documents checked by the frontier inspection office and have their hand baggage examined by Chinese Customs. In addition, foreigners are required to fill in a Departure Card and a Custom declaration Form when leaving. Remember that you should exit the country within the valid and permitted duration of your (stay) visa. Those who hold other valid credentials for staying should exit the country within the period of validity prescribed on the credentials. If such credential-holders plan not to enter the countryagain, the credentials for staying in China will be revoked by the frontier inspection officer when exiting.
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International Departures
International Departures
 Am I allowed to take the things bought from China out?

 Answer: Of course, if the things do not belong to the prohibited items and the amount you take is reasonable.

 How much money can I take when exiting?

 Answer: If the money does not exceed the amount you take in at the latest entry into China, the custom will let you go according to the record at the latest entry. If there isn't the record, you should not take money more than USD10,000 or equivalent in any other currencies, need to declare if USD5,000 - 10,000 or equivalent in any other currencies with Foreign Currency Holding Permit issued by the bank. Customs clearance is for cash less than and including USD5,000 or equivalent in any other currencies.

 What kinds of things are not allowed to be taken out of China when exiting?

 Answer: Items prohibited from taking out of China
1. Various weapons, simulated weapons, ammunition and explosive devices
2. Forged (counterfeit) currency and forged (counterfeit) securities

Custom Declaration When Exit China
Custom Declaration When Exit China
3. Press items, roll film, photographs, phonograph disc, video disc, tape, video tape, laser video disc, laser audio disc, computer storage medium and other items that are harmful to the country's politics, economy, culture, and social morals
4. Various deadly poisons
5. Addictive substances, including, opium, morphine, heroin, hemp, as well as other narcotics and psychotropic drugs
6. Priceless relics and other museum pieces whose export is prohibited
7. Endangered plants and their specimens, seeds, as well as the materials for reproduction
8. Manuscript, roll film, photographs, phonograph disc, video disc, tape, video tape, laser video disc, laser audio disc, computer storage medium and other items related with the Official Secrets of the country

 Who will be prohibited from exiting?

 Answer: 1. Defendants in criminal cases and suspects who are ratified by the Chinese public security organizations, the People's Procuratorate or the People's Court
2. Those who are informed by the people's court that their civil cases have not been brought to   completion
3. Those who have already violated Chinese law; whose behavior has not been dealt with, but is recognized by the legal authorities
4. Those who hold invalid exit credentials, including forged, altered or another's credentials
5. Those who refuse the frontier inspection of China
6. Those who do not exit through the appointed exit port
7. Those who are considered to be carrying contraband goods
8. Those who are forbidden to exit by the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of State Security of China

 Further Reading: Entry Regulations

- Last modified on Sep. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Exit Regulations of China
Asked by Snowy from SINGAPORE | Oct. 15, 2019 00:26Reply
How long is needed to clear immigration from Zhuhai to Macau or vice versa?
Difference between clearing during weekday and weekend?
Is there any timing to avoid the crowd?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chester from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 15, 2019 19:16

In usual time, it takes 20-30 mins. If during weekends or holidays, it may take 1 or 2 hours.
Asked by Josh from BRUNEI | Oct. 05, 2019 06:14Reply
Failed to declare money upon exit from China
My colleague failed to declare and Custom withheld the excess amount of cash. She had been asked to come back. Do you know what's the fine like? Will they give any leniency for first time offender?
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Answered by Riley from GERMANY | Oct. 07, 2019 19:25

Well, for the exact information, you should contact the custom as soon as possible and find the solution.
Asked by Raghu from INDIA | Sep. 04, 2019 17:59Reply
Cash declaration process in china aiport
I worked around one year in china and I have around 6000$ with me. OnlyI know we have to declare over 5000$ in the airport when we leave. Can you explain me the next step after declaration of money? Do custom allow me to take money then or do I need to provide any documents for them after declaration? I want to know more about declaration process because this is my first time I faced to it
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Answered by Sophia from CANADA | Sep. 04, 2019 18:05

As I know, you need to apply for the Foreign Currency Holding Certificate from the appointed banks. Show this at the custom. For more details, you are suggested to consult the local custom.
Answered by Raghu from INDIA | Sep. 05, 2019 19:21

Thank you...
Asked by Kevin Riley from UNITED STATES | Aug. 22, 2019 12:27Reply
detainment and penalty
I have a friend that was flying out of china to the US on a 6 month visitor's visa. I just got a call that they were being detained because they had a 2.5 kg gold bar in their possession. I was instructed that there was a penalty of $4,800 fine that needed to be paid in 48 hours or they will be taken to jail. Is this a legitimate situation?
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Answered by Owen from CANADA | Aug. 22, 2019 19:15

Well, I am not sure. You are suggested to contact the custom as soon as possible and confirm the situation.
Asked by AC from USA | Aug. 20, 2019 11:14Reply
Requirements for entry & exit for a 1 week visit to China
Chinese adoptee teen visiting China for one week. Teen is an American citizen. Do they need both US & Chinese passport to enter and exit China? Are there any "exit documents" needed from the State department or the US Consulate?
Answers (3)
Answered by James from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 20, 2019 23:23

You need to apply for the China visa in advance in your country.
Answered by AC from USA | Aug. 25, 2019 13:59

Who do I contact? Embassy? State Department? Thanks for your time and guidance.
Answered by James from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 26, 2019 01:34

I think there must be Chinese Visa Processing Center in your country? You can go to visa for China to find related information.
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