Fujian FTZ establishes immigration affairs service center
An immigration (overseas Chinese) affairs service center is established in the Fuzhou Area of the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone on Dec 14. [Photo/Official WeChat account of Fuzhou Free Trade Zone]
An immigration (overseas Chinese) affairs service center was established in the Fuzhou Area of the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone on Dec 14.
Established by the exit and entry administration department of the Fuzhou municipal public security bureau, Mawei district public security bureau, and the administration of Fuzhou area of Fujian FTZ, the service center is expected to provide foreigners and overseas Chinese with services such as consultation, guidance, appointment setting, video verification, and follow-up visits for their naturalization, permanent residency, employment, and starting businesses.
An offline special window has also been set up that combines two services of issuing work permits and residency permits, which will reduce the certificate processing time from 10 working days to five working days.
The center cooperates with Minjiang Notary Pulic Office to offer overseas remote video notarization for overseas Chinese to entrust foster children. The center is also connected to the online platform of the Fuzhou municipal public security bureau to offer services to overseas Chinese who are originally from Fuzhou.
In addition, the center includes special services such as travel planning, flight and hotel reservations, and translation services to foreigners. The center also provides distinct bilingual QR codes for various affairs including 10 certification services for foreigners and five for residents of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.