Are you eligible for permanent residence in Changsha?
According to the Administrative Measures for the Examination and Approval of Expats, Permanent Residence in China, as an expat, you may apply to the Exit and Entry Department of Changsha Municipal Bureau of Public Security for permanent residence in Changsha, if you are physically healthy and suitable, comply with the Chinese law, and are clear of any criminal record, provided that
1). you have made direct investment in Changsha in a stable manner and have good tax payment record for three consecutive years;
2). you have served as the vice chief executive or any company or factory or for higher positions, or are an associate professor or research fellows or have higher professional qualifications or similar, for four successive years, during which you have resided in Changsha for at least three years accumulatively and have good tax payment record; or
3). You have made significant or outstanding contributions to China and are urgently needed by China; or
4). You are the spouse or unmarried child under the age of 18 of the above-mentioned expat; or
5). you are the spouse of any Chinese citizen or expat who has permanent residence in China, provided that 1) such marriage has existed for five years, 2) you have resided in China for 5 consecutive years, will stay in China for no less than nine months each year, and has stable living support and adobe; or
6). you are the unmarried child under the age of 18 to live with your parents (including unmarried child under the age of 18 as biological child, step child and adopted child for whom the parent-childhood is admitted by Chinese law, and who is under the guardian by the person(s) with whom you are going to live); or
7). you have no lineal relatives abroad and resorts to the lineal relative in China, and is over 60 years old, has resided in China for 5 consecutive years, will stay in China for no less than nine months each year, and has stable living support and adobe.