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Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China
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The Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China,adopted at the 27th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on June 30, 2012, and is hereby promulgated and shall come into force as of July 1, 2013.
  Article 22 Under any of the following circumstances, foreigners may be exempt from applying for visas:
  (1) So exempted based on the visa exemption agreements signed by the Chinese government with the governments of other countries;
  (2) Hold valid foreigners’ residence permits;
  (3) Hold connected passenger tickets and are in transit to a third country or region by an international aircraft, ship or train via China, will stay for not more than 24 hours in China without leaving the port of entry, or will stay in the specific zones approved by the State Council within the prescribed time limit; or
  (4) Other circumstances stipulated by the State Council in which visas may be exempted.
  Article 23 Where foreigners under any of the following circumstances need to enter China temporarily, they shall apply to exit/entry border inspection agencies for going through the formalities for temporary entry:
  (1) Foreign seamen and their accompanying family members disembark at cities where the ports are located;
  (2) Persons specified in Subparagraph (3) of Article 22 of this Law need to leave ports; or
  (3) Foreigners need to enter China temporarily due to force majeure or for any other urgent reason.
  The duration of stay for temporary entry shall not exceed 15 days.
  For foreigners who apply for going through the formalities for temporary entry, exit/entry border inspection authorities may require such foreigners, the persons in charge of the transport vehicles used for such foreigners’ entry or the agencies handling the exit/entry business for transport vehicles to provide necessary guaranty measures.

  Section 2
  Entry and Exit

  Article 24 Foreigners who enter China shall submit their passports, other international travel documents, visas or other entry permits to the exit/entry border inspection authorities for examination, go through the prescribed formalities, and may enter upon examination and approval.
  Article 25 Under any of the following circumstances, foreigners shall not be allowed to enter China:
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