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The Right to Be Granted a Passport in China

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Any formalities related to the issuing of passports, as well as powers to deny, withdraw or cancel a passport should be appropriate, provided by law and publicly accessible. This chapter examines (i) the categories of passports, the scope of passports, passport issuing authorities and passport legislation; (ii) ordinary passports for public affairs; and (iii) ordinary passports for private affairs. There are several bureaucratic barriers to right to leave and return (RLR) posed by the formalities of passport application and passport administration. The categories, scope and issuing authorities for passports in China are relatively unique in the world. The scope of the first three categories has been intentionally broadened, and the scope of private passport narrowed. A variety of government authorities execute the power to issue passports. Different criteria adopted by passport processing authorities create a loophole in which a person can apply for a passport more than once.

Keywords: China; passport administration; passport application; passport issuing authorities; passport legislation; private affairs; public affairs; right to leave and return (RLR)



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