Basic information about passport
Passport is a kind of legal documentation that a country issues to its citizens to certify their nationality and identify when they go out and come in their country border, travel abroad or settles down abroad.
Besides the diplomatic passport, service passport, and ordinary passport, PRC Passport also includes Special administrative region passport, which includes Hong Kong SAR passport and MSAR passport.
The citizens of PRC with Hong Kong and Macao permanent resident status should apply for the Hong Kong SAR passport or MSAR passport. The Hong Kong Immigration Department is responsible for the signing and issuing of Hong Kong SAR passport while The Macao special administrative region government bureau of proof of identity is responsible for the signing and issuing of MSAR passport.
Period of validity
At present, the period of validity of China ordinary passport is 10 years, and citizens can apply for a 5-year delay for two times before expiry within 6 months.