A China lawyer friend just sent me a link to a China Visa FAQs page with the suggestion that our running it might prove helpful to our readers.  He’s got that right.

The post, unimaginatively but accurately entitled, FAQ: China’s New Visa Law, is from Gary Chodorow’s U.S. and China Visa Law Blog and it is exactly what its title says it is: a list of common questions regarding China’s visa laws, with fairly detailed answers to each one.

It is broken out into the following sections:

  • Visas, stay certificates, and residence permits, in general
  • Working in China
  • Unauthorized Employment
  • Students and interns
  • Procedures for Visa applications abroad O
  • Procedures at the PSB exit-entry administration
  • Permanent residence
  • Terms and conditions of stay

If you have a China visa questions, this is the place to start your quest for answers.

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Dan Harris

I am a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

I mostly represent companies doing business in emerging market countries. It has taken me many years to build my network and it takes constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), I am rated 10.0 by AVVO.com (its highest rating), and I am a SuperLawyer.

I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and I constantly travel between the United States and Asia. I most commonly speak on China law issues and I am the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog (www.chinalawblog.com). Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my international law practice.

I am licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at my firm, I focus on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.