National Immigration Administration

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National Immigration Administration
(Exit and Entry Administration of the People's Republic of China)
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Agency overview
FormedApril 2, 2018
Preceding agency
  • Exit and Entry Administration of Ministry of Public Security
JurisdictionPeople's Republic of China
Parent agencyState Council via the Ministry of Public Security

National Immigration Administration (NIA; Chinese: 国家移民管理局), also known as the Exit and Entry Administration of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国出入境管理局), is a sub-ministry level executive agency administrated under the Ministry of Public Security. The administration is responsible for coordinating and formulating immigration policies and their implementation, border control, administering foreigners’ stay, management on refugees and nationality, taking the lead in coordinating the administering of foreigners who illegally enter, stay or are employed in China, and the repatriation of illegal immigrants.[1][2]


From 1 April 2019 onwards, all mainland citizens can apply and receive passports and exit and entry permits from the NIA offices anywhere in the country, instead of requiring citizens to go to their Hukou city/province to apply. Also, exit and entry permits to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan can be applied to, received, and delivered within a few minutes on automatic machines.[3]


  1. ^ "China to set up state immigration administration". Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  2. ^ Tone, Sixth (2018-03-14). "China Seeks to Standardize Immigration With New Bureau". Sixth Tone. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  3. ^ "国家移民管理局:4月1日起申领出入境证件实行"全国通办"_中国政库_澎湃新闻-The Paper". Retrieved 2019-05-31.

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