How can foreigners open a bank account in China?

Opening a bank account in China is a process that requires some paperwork and time to spend in the Chinese bank.

There are a few requirements to follow to make sure that foreigners can effectively open a bank account:

  1. Must possess a valid passport.
  2. A work permit is usually required. We say usually because there are still some banks that can help to open a bank account with a different visa, but we suggest checking directly with the bank for more information.
  3. Copy of residence permit. The expiration date should be more than 1 month.
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