For infants born in China, how can they get a legal Identity in local city? There are two situations where the required documents are different:
A. If both parents of the infant are foreigners, they can apply for visa or residence permit by submitting a Foreigner Visa or Residence Permit Application Form, together with the following documents within 60 days after the infant was born:
1. Original and copy of both parents’ passports.
2. Original and copy of infant’s Birth Certificate in China.
3. Original and copy of infant’s passport.
4. If one of the parents works in local city, he/she should submit official application letter from the employer he/she works with and original and copy of one of the parents’ Registration Form of Temporary Residence in local city.
5. One recent 2-inches half-length, bareheaded and full-face photograph of the infant.
6. Marriage certificate of parents (could be issued by government authorities such as civil affairs, public health or police department, notary public or embassy and consulate of the country of origin. Those certificates issued by foreign authorities must be authenticated by Chinese embassies or consulates abroad, and Chinese translation from qualified institution in China is required if those certificates are not in Chinese).

B. If one of the parents is of Chinese nationality and is citizen of local city, nationality examination and verification must be done first, then the infant could apply for the People’s Republic of China Exit and Entry Permit through exit-entry administration authority. Required documents including:
1. Original and copy of infant’s Birth Certificate in China.
2. Original and copy of infant’s passport.
3. Father or mother’s foreign passport, original and copy of Chinese citizen ID card and local Household Registry (Hukou book).
4. Marriage certificate of parents (could be issued by government authorities such as civil affairs, public health or police department, notary public or embassy and consulate of the country of origin. Those certificates issued by foreign authorities must be authenticated by Chinese embassies or consulates abroad, and Chinese translation from qualified institution in China is required if those certificates are not in Chinese); if the parents are not yet married or married after the infant was born, parentage testing report between the infant and parents issued by China judicial forensic Institutions is required).
5. Application of Nationality Examination and Verification form and three 2-inches (48*33 mm) half-length, bareheaded and full-faced photographs.
Note:
1. Both parents must be present for the application.
2. If exit-entry administrative organization under public security organ, as it considers necessary, requires to interview the applicant or to demand the applicant to submit other supplementary materials, however, the applicant fails to undergo the interview or submit the materials at/during the appointed time/period, the application will be deemed as cancelled, unless force majeure.

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