At least 10 cities in the country have canceled the temporary residence system. Instead, the residence permit has been established in these places, with people enjoying more benefits, such as social security and employment.
Jan 1, 2010
Foshan, Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Dongguan in Guangdong province canceled the temporary residence permit. People holding temporary residence permits can change them into residence permits and file for permanent residence seven years later.
Dec 25, 2009
Dalian, Liaoning province
Migrants older than 16 are entitled to file for residence permits once their temporary residence permits expire.
Aug 1, 2009
Taiyuan, Shanxi province
All migrants can get residence permits after registration with local police, and can file for permanent residence five years later.
Aug 1, 2008
Shenzhen, Guangdong province
The new residence permits grant the most social welfare compared to other cities. Apart from medical care, education, employment and social security, Shenzhen grants its migrants more welfare such as career and financial advice, free vaccinations for children, the ability to travel in and out of Hong Kong and Macao.
April 1, 2008
Jiaxing and Cixi, Zhejiang province
A new rule is issued in the two cities stipulating that from Oct 1 2009, qualified migrants can file for Zhejiang residence permits.
Changchun, Jilin province
Applicants with ID cards can apply for the residence permits at local police offices.
(China Daily 01/09/2010 page2)