passport of China

China Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel111

Asset protection70

Quality of life72

"Plan B"68

About China

China ranks first in the world in terms of population and GDP in terms of purchasing power parity, and third in terms of area. The official name is the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This socialist state is a world leader in many industries: it produces machinery, cars and other consumer goods, extracts and processes minerals.

China’s rich history and culture attract tourists. The country has 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which ranks first in the world with Italy. Tourists visit the famous Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, temples, palaces and nature reserves.

Population

1.4 billion

Capital

Beijing

Official language

Chinese

GDP per capita

$8.405

Time zone

UTC+8

Currency

CNY

China passport ranking and benefits

  • 1

    Access to 74 countries of the world

    A Chinese passport provides visa-free access to Albania, Serbia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other countries.

  • 2

    Education and healthcare services

    Free secondary and higher education in China is available not only to children with a Chinese passport, but also to foreigners. Chinese universities have programs in English. International students can get grants to stay in the country and learn Chinese for free.

    Citizens enjoy free public healthcare. The level of services varies depending on the region. Modern medical centers with English-speaking staff are located in major cities and provincial capitals.

  • 3

    Work and international business

    China’s economy, industry and science are developing dynamically. Specialists in the fields of information technology, medicine, engineering, construction and natural sciences are in demand in the country.

    The business development environment is favorable: the state provides subsidies, and tax rates are reduced in remote regions. For small businesses, the corporate tax rate ranges from 5 to 10%. The amount of tax depends on the number of employees and the company’s annual turnover.

Grounds for obtaining a China passport

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 10 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a China passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get a Chinese passport?

    Chinese citizenship is obtained by birth in China or to Chinese citizens, through adoption, marriage, ancestry, special services to the state, or naturalisation.

    To obtain Chinese citizenship by naturalisation, you need to permanently reside in the country in your own house or rent housing, have a stable income, have no debts to the state, and comply with the Constitution and laws of the country. An additional advantage is having relatives in China.

  • Does China recognize second citizenship?

    No, China does not recognize second citizenship. Citizens of the country who have obtained citizenship of other countries or permanently reside abroad automatically lose their Chinese citizenship.

  • How to live in China with citizenship of another country?

    Obtaining a residence permit in the country is quite difficult. Primary ways to move to China are work, marriage to a citizen of the country, running a business, or investing from $500,000 to $2,000,000. Benefits are given to scientists, developers of innovative technologies, experts in rare or creative fields, and company managers.

    In order to live in China for a long time, you can get a visa. For example, for study, tourism, or business purposes. Visas differ in the number of times you can enter the country and the maximum period of stay. For example, you can enter China several times on a multiple-entry visa for 365 days. But each stay can be limited to 30, 60 or 90 days.

  • Who can get Chinese citizenship by birthright?

    Chinese citizenship can be obtained by right of blood — if the child was born in China and either of their parents is a Chinese citizen. A child who was born abroad will receive Chinese citizenship if their and any of their parents did not obtain foreign citizenship or permanent residence.

    A child born in China can obtain Chinese citizenship by right of birth, provided that his parents are unknown or do not have citizenship.

China Passport in comparison with other passports