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Q: Can I get Permenant Residence as foreigner ?

Hello guys , 

I am married to Chinese citizen since 2015 , and last year I have purchased Apartment in China , my question is can I get permenant residence ? or the 10 years residence as they call it ( green card )  due to the fact that I stayed in China since 2015 and I respected all local laws during my stay .

 

I live in Wuhan City , Hubei Province , China

 

 

thanks in advance 

28 weeks 2 days ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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Sure, you can get a residency permit. That should be no problem. You can get them for 1-5 years usually.  ANything longer than 2 years i think you need a medical. The thing is you can't work on this visa. As for the "green card" visa...well you may be able to get one but you need to be pretty high up in society to get one...as in a good job, investments in china...things of that nature...you can always try. I think a lot of people just don't even attempt to get one...but never try so they never know...you can always try for it and see what happens. If that does not pan out.,... then you can always get the Q visa and that becomes a resident permit...you can come and go from China as you please, just can't legally work on it. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can get one. 

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Sure, you can get a residency permit. That should be no problem. You can get them for 1-5 years usually.  ANything longer than 2 years i think you need a medical. The thing is you can't work on this visa. As for the "green card" visa...well you may be able to get one but you need to be pretty high up in society to get one...as in a good job, investments in china...things of that nature...you can always try. I think a lot of people just don't even attempt to get one...but never try so they never know...you can always try for it and see what happens. If that does not pan out.,... then you can always get the Q visa and that becomes a resident permit...you can come and go from China as you please, just can't legally work on it. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can get one. 

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