According to Chinese laws and regulations foreign students staying at a hotel (including school dormitories) should register at their arrival and get a temporary residence registration form.
Foreign students staying at any place outside a hotel or a school dormitory must go to the local police station together with the owner or person in charge of the place where they are staying and get a temporary residence registration form within 24 hours.
Foreign students should reregister within 24 hours in any of the following cases:
- Change residence address
- Alter or extend visa
- Apply or extend residence permit
- Leave and reenter the country
- Residence registration expired
- Renew passport
If you fail to register or reregister on time your stay in China will be considered illegal.
Please make sure to keep your passport and temporary residence registration form in a safe place and take a copy of them with you whenever you go out.