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Q: Can i stay in a hotel without any passport if I have a new work permit card?

 

I don't have my passport with me because it is taken for a visa process. I have a residence permit from a local police station and  a visa application receipt.

4 days 4 hours ago in  General  - China

 
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When you handed your passport in they would have given you a paper reciept with your photo and details on it,.

 

That receipt can be used for travel and hotels inside China. I've done it the last two years.

 

Your new work permit card is useless as ID.

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When you handed your passport in they would have given you a paper reciept with your photo and details on it,.

 

That receipt can be used for travel and hotels inside China. I've done it the last two years.

 

Your new work permit card is useless as ID.

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Thanks a lot for your answer. I got that paper receipt when I handed my passport. Some hotels just ask for a passport and I think that they are clueless about rules in China . New work card is definitely useless as an id and you can't get even train tickets with it.

Hotwater:

Hotels & airlines will let you use that piece of paper as your ID. I've travelled before in China with mine & not had a problem

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One other thing...as you've got your new WO card please post your experience & what documents you needed on the ABC topics

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Hope you tried your WP card first, without your passport. Nope... no passport... Then as last resort produce your PSB receipt.

 

Very interested in this.

 

You may be the first to test it.

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Hello,

The PSB receipt is absolutely accepted by any hotel in China who can receive foreigners.

However, from my personal experience,  some small cities  tend to not know exactly how to handle this receipt and may simply refuse you. If you encounter this situation, you have to go to the nearest police station, show them the receipt and they will call an hotel directly for you to make the booking. 

 

Golder rule: always have a printed version of your passport front page in color.

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The answer is supposed to be 'yes', but as said above, you're going to find a lot that will say 'no' (for a host of reasons, ignorance being one... laziness close behind).

 

As for the ABC card not being ID... how stupid... the FEC (and equivalent) was supposed to be a legal form of ID in this country, and now they've taken that away.... stupid!

ScotsAlan:

The ABC card is different. It has a QR code on it that allows anyone with wechat to access all your data. Passport scans... everything.

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A: Hotels & airlines will let you use that piece of paper as your ID.
A:Hotels & airlines will let you use that piece of paper as your ID. I've travelled before in China with mine & not had a problem -- Hotwater