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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 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 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 (1)
Answered by James from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 20, 2019 23:23

You need to apply for the China visa in advance in your country.
Asked by jim | Aug. 13, 2019 10:56Reply
I did not declare money on entry china
I brought 20000usd cash for three months in hotel and to get cash discount for some jobs. However my agent covered all expenses. What kind of penalty can i expect while exiting china trough airport?
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Answered by Grace from DENMARK | Aug. 14, 2019 20:09

Well, as I know, you maybe fined.
Asked by Linda from USA | Jul. 22, 2019 12:38Reply
About the visa for entering China, and other worries
I'll be going to Nepal on China Eastern Airlines in October. Both coming and going, we will have a layover in both Shanghai and Kunming, each less than 24 hours. Questions: 1. Do we need a Visa for China? 2. Do we need to go through Customs, Security, etc. in both Chinese cities both times? 3. Will be be OK without exchanging any money while in China, only using US debit card for our needs? 4. Can I bring all of my prescription drugs through China? I'll be gone from home 3 weeks. Thanks for your help--I've never been out of my country in my 67 years.
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Answered by Gabriella from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 22, 2019 18:32

1. No, you don't need a visa because you can enjoy the 24 hours visa free policy.
2. Yes, you need to go through customs and security.
3. For your convenience, you are suggested to exchange some money in case of emergencies.
4. Yes, you can if for personal use.
Answered by Linda from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 10:59

Gabriela, thanks for the answers. Very helpful. I did forget one. If I have checked bags, will those be forwarded on to the next planes at Shanghai and Kunming (I'm assuming we change planes) or do I have to retrieve them both times?
Answered by Gabriella | Jul. 23, 2019 18:35

You need to consult the airline staff and confirm this question. Generally speaking, if the two airlines have luggage check through service, then you don't need to collect the luggage and recheck them.
Asked by Pedro from PORTUGAL | Jun. 26, 2019 03:48Reply
film photography, cameras and negatives.
I am leaving China soon. I have 3film cameras (including a medium format camera) also a digital. I have several negatives from pictures I took on my free time. I was working as a English teacher and have working visa. should I be preoccupied about my cameras and negatives? thanks for the help
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Answered by Hudson from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 26, 2019 19:42

Generally speaking, you don't need to worry about this. You can take them.
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