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 Diana from USA | Jun. 15, 2019 08:54Reply
A friend said he is being held at customs as he is short 10,000$ in customs fees. Is this possible
He is a gemologist and has large amount of gemstones. All with receipts. He said cost at customs has increased since last visit. Can they hold him? I need to know. Is he telling me the truth? Can he just leave an item to reduce his fees in order to leave country?
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Answered by Cherry from USA | Jun. 18, 2019 19:17

Well, I think it is possible. I am afraid that he cannot just leave an item to reduce his fees.
Asked by Taegan from DENMARK | Jun. 02, 2019 01:56Reply
ive been painting paintings in Beijing and I want to bring them back to Europe should I be worried
It's 3 quite big pieces and 8 smaller ones. Would they hold it back in the airport or am I just paranoid.
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Answered by Shay from USA | Jun. 03, 2019 22:54

As I know, generally speaking, it will be ok for you to bring them. But you'd better declare them at the custom.
Asked by Richard Gray from AU | May. 21, 2019 22:42Reply
My friend is a Phillipino working in China, she wishes to visit Australia.
She has an Australian visa plus return airline tickets but has been advised she requires $2500usd at the airport immigration before her boarding pass will be issued. Is this correct ??
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Answered by Kaitlyn from CANADA | May. 23, 2019 20:30

Well, I think it is not true.
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?
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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.
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