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 Jul. 26, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Exit Regulations of China
Asked by Chow | Sep. 12, 2020 04:49Reply
Chinese Passport Validity period
I am leaving China for the United States. I am a US permanent resident (green card holder). My passport expires in less than 6 months. Can I exit China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lillian | Sep. 13, 2020 19:17

Generally speaking, it will be ok for you to leave China. Don't worry.
Asked by Kate from UAE | Jul. 21, 2020 08:09Reply
I want to take out 10000 usd while leaving China. What happens if I declare them on the border?
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Answered by Chase from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 26, 2020 19:09

You need to show the Foreign Currency Holding Permit issued by the bank. Then it will be ok for you to bring them.
Asked by Sheila from CHINA | Jul. 14, 2020 04:54Reply
Do i have to fill out a form for leaving Shanghai holding under 40,000 cny?
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Answered by Nathan from FINLAND | Jul. 19, 2020 18:25

Yes, I am afraid that you need to fill out a form.
Asked by Chris from USA | Mar. 03, 2020 07:17Reply
Hello. I can leave China with $9,999 id I declare it?
Is there a tax/fine for leaving with that amount? Thank you!
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Answered by Michael from DENMARK | Mar. 03, 2020 16:13

As I know, it will be ok. You don't need to declare it.
Asked by Stephen from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 21, 2019 05:42Reply
Flying with food
I have some protein powder that I want to take home with me when I fly next week but am worried how this might look at the airport. Also a small bag of salt. Can I fly with this and if so should it be in my checked luggage or carry on? Will I need to declare it?
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Answered by Aaliyah from DENMARK | Nov. 24, 2019 21:46

Yes, you can. But you'd better to put them into the checked luggage.
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