Recently, Hongkou District Court of Shanghai sentenced two defendants to 8 months in prison, 1-year probation, and a fine of 10,000 yuan, and confiscated the illegal proceeds returned to them for the crime of selling immigration documents.
It is reported that the two people were arrested because they helped foreigners provide application materials to help them obtain work permits and residence-type work permits in China, but the foreigners usually did not have any work contact with their companies.
They just let the foreigners attached to their company and provide them with the materials to apply for work permits and residence permits so that the foreigners can stay and work in China.
After hearing the case, the Hongkou Court held that the defendants had both committed the crime of selling entry and exit documents in violation of the entry and exit (border) regulations of the People’s Republic of China.
With the increasing standardisation of China’s immigration management, the crackdown on the three non-permanent people (illegal entry, illegal work and illegal residence) will only get bigger and bigger, and the risk and cost of illegal employment will become higher and higher.