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REGULATIONS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON EXIT AND ENTRY FRONTIER INSPECTION
REGULATIONS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON EXIT AND ENTRY FRONTIER INSPECTION
 中华人民共和国出入境边防检查条例


(Adopted at the 34th Executive Meeting of the State Council on July 6, 1995, promulgated by Decree No. 182 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China on July 20, 1995, and effective as of September 1, 1995)

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 These Regulations are formulated for the purpose of safeguarding the sovereignty of the People's Republic of China, maintaining its security and social order and facilitating the exit and entry of persons and means of transport.

Article 2 The Ministry of Public Security shall be responsible for the administration of the exit and entry frontier inspection.

Article 3 The People's Republic of China shall set up exit and entry frontier inspection stations (hereinafter referred to as frontier inspection stations) at open ports, airports, stations and border thoroughfares.

Article 4 In order to safeguard the sovereignty of the State and maintain its security and social order, frontier inspection stations shall exercise the following functions:

(1) carrying out frontier inspection on persons leaving or entering the country and their luggage and other personal belongings, and on means of transport leaving or entering the country and their freight.

(2) exercising supervision on means of transportation leaving or entering the country in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State;

(3) guarding restricted areas in ports and maintaining the order of exit and entry; and

(4) performing other functions assigned by the competent authorities or stipulated by other laws and administrative regulations.

Article 5 For exit from or entry into China, persons and means of transport shall pass through the open ports or other places specially designated by the competent authorities and shall subject themselves to frontier inspection, supervision and control.

Persons leaving or entering the country shall abide by the laws and administrative regulations of the People's Republic of China.

Article 6 Frontier inspectors must execute their duties according to law.

No organization or individual shall obstruct frontier inspectors from lawfully executing their duties.

Chapter II Inspection and Control of Persons

Article 7 For exit from or entry into China, persons shall fill in exit or entry registration cards in accordance with the relevant provisions, present to the frontier inspection stations for examination their valid passports or other exit or entry certificates (hereinafter referred to as exit or entry certificates), and leave or enter the country only after the frontier inspection stations have examined and verified their certificates.

Article 8 The frontier inspection stations have the power to forbid persons belonging to any of following categories to leave or enter the country:

(1) failing to hold exit or entry certificates;

(2) holding and using invalid exit or entry certificates;

(3) holding and using exit or entry certificates other than their own;

(4) holding and using forged or altered exit or entry certificates;

(5) refusing to accept frontier inspection;

(6) failing to pass through the ports as designated;

(7) being forbidden to leave or enter the country under the notices of the public security department or the state security department of the State Council; or

(8) being forbidd