National Immigration Administration

National Immigration Administration (NIA; Chinese: 国家移民管理局; pinyin: Guójiā Yímín Guǎnlǐ Jú), also known as the Exit and Entry Administration of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国出入境管理局), is a sub-ministry level executive agency administrated by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). The administration is responsible for coordinating and formulating immigration policies and their implementation, border control, administering foreigners’ stay, management on refugees and nationality, taking the lead in coordinating the administering of foreigners who illegally enter, stay or are employed in China, and the repatriation of illegal immigrants.[1][2]

National Immigration Administration
(Exit and Entry Administration of the People's Republic of China)
国家移民管理局
(中华人民共和国出入境管理局)
Guójiā Yímín Guǎnlǐ Jú
Emblem of the National Immigration Administration
Agency overview
FormedApril 2, 2018
Preceding agency
  • Exit and Entry Administration of the Ministry of Public Security
JurisdictionPeople's Republic of China
HeadquartersBeijing
Parent agencyState Council via the Ministry of Public Security
Child agency
Websitenia.gov.cn/

The agency was formed to focus on the management of illegal entry, illegal residence, illegal employment" of foreigners (referred to as "Three-Non Foreigners") in addition to being responsible for the management of Chinese citizens entering and leaving the country (border) for private purposes.