Administrative department on the entry-exit affairs
According to the relevant Chinese legal provisions, at present time, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be responsible for administering relevant exit-entry affairs according to their respective functions. The embassies and consulates of the People's Republic of China or other institutions stationed overseas as authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be responsible for issuing entry visas to foreigners overseas. The exit-entry border inspection authorities shall be responsible for implementing exit-entry border inspections. The public security authorities and their exit-entry administration divisions of the local people's governments at or above the county level shall be responsible for the administration of stay and residence of foreigners. The Ministry of Public Security or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may, within the extent of its functions, authorize the exit-entry administration divisions of the public security authorities of the local people's governments at or above the county level or the foreign affairs departments of the local people's governments at or above the county level to accept applications of foreigners for entry, stay or residence.