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 Mar. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Exit Regulations of China
Asked by Tammy Condeelis from USA | Mar. 17, 2019 04:11Reply
Where do I clear customs if I have a connecting flight
I will fly to the US from Shenzhen but I connect through Beijing. Do I clear customs in shenzhen or Beijing?
Do I need to collect my baggage in Beijing and recheck it to the US or will it transfer automatically?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from USA | Mar. 17, 2019 19:08

Hi, you need to clear customs in Beijing. If the baggage can transit automatically depends on the air companies and airports. In most cases, you need to collect it and recheck but you are suggested to contact the air company in advance.
Asked by yap from FRANCE | Mar. 13, 2019 01:15Reply
what are the documents needed to deposit cash on a chinese friend bank account ?
Hi everybody...I ask, more precisely, the question I asked before.

I am a french citizen, I will be given 50 000 rmb in cash in China (with proof of 20% tax paid by the organisme that give me this).

My question is : could I put this cash on a chinese friend bank account (BOC) ? what kind of documents would I need ? My friend will be in China, but not at the same place (not with me).

I am a simple tourist, not working in China...

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 13, 2019 19:19

Maybe you can call the bank to learn more information: 40066 95566.
Asked by yap from FRANCE | Mar. 11, 2019 11:39Reply
If a Chinese friend let me her credit card, can I put cash money on her account in her Chinese bank?
Hi, I would like to know if, for a foreigner (french), it is possible to put cash rmb on a Chinese account? I will have more than 50 000 rmb (I will receive this amount with a justification), and try to find a legal solution to take it back to my country. A friend of mine tells me that it should be possible for me, once in China, to put the cash on her account with her credit card only...She is in France, so I won't have her passport orID...if possible, is it complicated ? Do you know which procedure I should follow ? Thank's a lot
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Answered by Kevin from MALAYSIA | Mar. 11, 2019 19:02

Hi, I'm not very clear about this. However, saving such a large amount of money in others' credit cards may be a little risky. It is better for you to apply for your own card.
Answered by yap | Mar. 12, 2019 02:06

Hi Kevin, thank you for your answer, but I will be in China as a simple tourist, and won't have time or necessary documents to apply for that
Asked by John Doe from CHINA | Mar. 07, 2019 21:15Reply
So lets say I finished my contract. wanted to bring 20,000 USD cash back to the US.
So I would have to declare it or would it just not be possible? If I were to declare it, what would happen?
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Answered by Linda from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 10, 2019 18:08

Hi, it is better not to take so much cash and even you declare in advance, it is possible for you to be fined and be asked to explain the source of the cash.
Asked by bingoo from FRANCE | Mar. 01, 2019 04:59Reply
I will exit China on June 28 (back to my country).
My passport will have less than 6 months validity (it expires on November 2019) but i'm still exiting within my visa validity (visa expires on June 30). Would the passport be an issue ?
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Answered by Hailey from CANADA | Mar. 03, 2019 17:14

Hi, there is no problem. If you still feel worried, you can update your passport.
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