According to the Regulations of the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, the arising of any of the following situations will subject foreign nationals to penalties:
1. Foreign nationals who reside in China illegally shall be given a warning; in serious circumstances, they shall be imposed with a fine of RMB 500 yuan per day, with a maximum cap of RMB 10,0000 yuan in total, or be detained for no less than five days but no more than 15 days.
2. Under any of the following circumstances, a warning shall be given, and a fine of no more than RMB 2,000 yuan may also be imposed:
a) Foreign nationals refuse to accept the verification of their exit/entry documents by public security departments;
b) Foreign nationals refuse to submit their residence permits for verification;
c) Foreign nationals fail to go through the formalities for altering registration in accordance with the relevant regulations when there is any change in the registered items within their residence permits; Foreign nationals in China use others’ exit/entry documents;
e) Foreign nationals fail to go through the accommodation registration formalities in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Law.
Foreigners engaging in illegal or criminal activities will be required to leave China within a certain time limit, or they may be repatriated or deported. Repatriated foreigners shall not be allowed to enter China within 5 years from the date of repatriation. Deported foreigners shall not be allowed to enter China within 10 years from the date of deportation.