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June 14, 2017

How Does My NGO File for a Temporary Activity in Multiple Provinces?

If my organization is carrying out one temporary activity in multiple provinces, must we file in each province, or simply file in the province where our Chinese Partner Unit is located?

Though it appears that different provincial Public Security Bureaus (PSBs) have offered differing guidance on this point, two NGOs that spoke with The China NGO Project said that they were able to file with only one PSB for a temporary activity that took place in multiple provinces. The groups stressed that their good relationship with a determined partner was the key in making the filings a success.

Another foreign NGO, however, said it had filed separate sets of temporary activity of documents for each province it worked in, even though its project is listed as a single activity on the MPS website.

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