Home Return Permit
A ‘Home Return Permit’ (Chinese: 港澳居民來往內地通行證, Chinese: 港澳居民来往内地通行证), also referred to as a ‘Home Visit Permit’ or ‘China Back Home Pass’, is the colloquial name for the travel document officially known as the Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents issued to PRC citizens who are permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau as the entry permit to China. The permit is issued by the Public Security Bureau of Guangdong province through China Travel Service sub-branches in Hong Kong and Macau and allows holders to travel freely to mainland China.
The word 'home' is used because this permit used to be issued to Chinese migrants living in Hong Kong and Macau for travelling to China which was their homeland. Today, most holders of this permit are people who were born and brought up in Hong Kong and Macau; the permit plays the role of a travel document for visiting China rather than a permit which allows the holder to 'return home'.
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