According to the official website of the National Migration Service:
On December 1 this year, the new version of the People’s Republic of China Permanent Residence Identity Card for Foreigners (hereinafter referred to as the “Permanent Residence Permit”) was officially issued and used, and the new version of the Permanent Residence Permit was released at the same time. After the new version of the permanent residence permit is activated, the current version of the permanent residence permit can continue to be used during the validity period, and the holder can apply for the renewal of the new version of the permanent residence permit in a timely manner according to personal needs
A permanent residence permit is a legal identity document issued by the National Immigration Administration to eligible foreigners after they approve their permanent residence in China. This card can be used alone as a personal identity document, and the holder can be used as a legal certificate for occasions where personal identity is required to be proved such as accommodation registration, purchase of car (ship, plane) tickets, etc., and does not need to show his foreign passport.
On the basis of maintaining the basic style of the current version, the new version of the permanent residence certificate has added five-star elements reflecting the national logo, optimized the layout of the beautified layout, adopted more advanced anti-counterfeiting technology, and improved the means of certificate information storage and application management services. After the new version of the permanent residence permit is activated, the holder can handle personal affairs such as transportation, daily consumption, finance and other personal affairs online through the Internet platform, which will further facilitate the holder’s work, study and life in China.
The relevant person in charge of the National Immigration Administration introduced that the use of the new version of the permanent residence permit is a practical measure to ensure the country’s high-level opening up and improve the informatization level of foreigner management services, which is conducive to improving the quality and efficiency of immigration management services, better serving overseas talents to work, study and live in China, and implementing the strategy of strengthening the country with talents. In the next step, the National Immigration Administration will work with relevant departments to accelerate the matching upgrading of information systems, facilities and equipment in relevant industries, expand the scope of application, improve experience satisfaction, and comprehensively and smoothly realize the revision of permanent residence