China: Big Cities In China Will Lessen Or Remove The Restrictions On Granting Urban Household Registration To Migrant Workers
By early April 2019, China’s National Development and Reform Commission issued the Key Missions for New-type Urbanisation in 2019 (the “Missions”). The Missions lay their focuses on the work of granting urban household registration for migrant employees who work in big cities, but bear rural household registration. The Missions also aim to achieve decisive progress in terms of the goal for over 100 million migrant workers with rural household registration to obtain urban household registration. In specific, (1) big type II cities with permanent residents of 1 to 3 million in urban areas shall completely remove the restrictions on granting urban household registration to migrant workers; (2) big type I cities with permanent residents of 3 to 5 million in urban areas shall lessen the restrictions on granting urban household registration to migrant workers and remove the restrictions for key migrant groups to obtain urban household registration; and (3) megacities shall adjust and improve their point-based policy for granting urban household registration, significantly increase the scale of urban household registration to be granted, streamline the point items and ensure that points contributed by length of social insurance payment and residential years account for a major significance.