Discussion » Ask a Foreigner » Are you interested in getting a Chinese Green Card

  • A.w
    A.w wrote:
    <p>If you have a chance, do you think that you will apply for Chinese Green Card?</p> <p>I am just curious.&nbsp; People said that Chinese Green Card is the hardest one to get.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>In order to qualify for Green Card holder status, you must fulfill at least one of the following criteria</strong>:</p> <p>I.&nbsp;Be a high-level foreign expert holding a post which promotes China's economic, scientific and technological development, or social progress.</p> <p>II.&nbsp;Have made outstanding contributions of special importance to China</p> <p>III.&nbsp;Have made a large direct investment of over US$ 500,000 in China</p> <p>IV.&nbsp;Have come to China to be with your family, such as spouse, dependent minors or senior citizens.</p> <p>http://www.china.org.cn/english/LivinginChina/184128.htm</p> <p><img src="http://www.chinadecoded.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/china_green_card.jpg" alt="" /></p>
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)
  • Fabian Kollen
    Fabian Kollen wrote:
    surely fucking no for them.
  • Ms. Stephanie
    Ms. Stephanie wrote:

    That PR ID looks familiar and fancy to me... seems like I've seen it somewhere..



    Awwww, I have one....hee hee hee hee

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahahaha ... this is good enough for me :)

    ... this is the current generation ...

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)
  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    Right now, no. To me I can basically see it as being:

    1. China want you there on a semi-permanent basis to do some contracting. They give you a green card so they don't have to deal with visas all the time
    2. I don't really understand this one unless you are a spy and they want to protect you from extradition or something... but that seems far fetched.
    4. The same as every other countries thing where marrying gets your spouse and your kids a free pass.

    To be honest, I can't see green cards for China being that popular for anything other than people who married someone chinese, business men who don't want to bother with visas and people who are doing contract work for the government.

    I think the Swiss one is the toughest actually. Then probably the US. Other countries with point systems (Australia?) are probably kind of tough too. The Chinese one looks really easy to get ahold of. Chinese nationality might be really hard though. I know you are not allowed dual-nationality for a start.

  • Ms. Stephanie
    Ms. Stephanie wrote:

    Money shit is always the issue everywhere Kieran......

    Governments are fucking business man indeed...

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:


  • 哥们
    哥们 wrote:

    you forgot bullets I and II:

    what about scientists

  • Martin Svean
    Martin Svean wrote:

    not interested in this at all. I prefer keep my nationallity.  its forbidden to have dual citizenship in both usa and china.

  • Micky
    Micky wrote:

    I think if the truth must be told by us, most people would be interested to hold a permant residence where ever they're living.

    It will save you from many hassling and squabling of the city. You can drop it when you dont need it.

    For me, I am already qualified but not too happy about the discrimination in the Hukou thing. Seems not a one nation after-all.

  • Jacopo DR
    Jacopo DR wrote:

    uhm... no kidding I got one (category IV). Frigging nightmare to get it, but hey! Welcome to China

  • Stine Ekren
    Stine Ekren wrote:

    welcome to the jungle~lol...

  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:

    What really hard to get is the citizenship of China (the hardness is nothing do to with the hardness for you to make the decision to get it), this card is comparatively easier.

  • Martin Svean
    Martin Svean wrote:

    fu bai. cough cough

  • Martin Svean
    Martin Svean wrote:

    hell no i wouldn't want one. i'd like to have one for every country. if i were rich enough why not?

  • Erik Røger
    Erik Røger wrote:

    what is a green card?

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