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Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Monday, May 1, 2006

China promulgates Passport Law

On April 29, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed the Passport Law (护照法), effective Jan. 1, 2007.  Among other things, the law prescribes a limited number of reasons for which the authorities may refuse the issue a passport, and requires any refusal to be accompanied by a written statement of reasons and a notice that the applicant may request an internal administrative review (行政复议) or initiate an administrative lawsuit.

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