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FOREIGN PASSPORT POLICY

All who attend our Fellowships are kindly asked to show
the photo page
of their passport at the door as they enter.
(or provide some similar proof of foreign citizenship)

The Tianjin International Fellowship and the TEDA International Fellowship are both officially registered Christian gatherings. Our legal status and the autonomy we enjoy are both conditional on our agreeing to check the passports of all who attend our fellowship to ensure that only non-Chinese citizens are admitted.

This may seem a little ridiculous to those of us who obviously look foreign and/or who are regular attenders but we ask that you patiently work with us, presenting your passport each time you attend fellowship. Our alternatives are: for the Public Security Bureau to post a guard at our doors each Sunday; for us to issue membership cards and submit a membership list to the Religious Affairs Burean; for us to meet in a local Three-Self Church building; for us to have a Chinese-trained pastor participate in our fellowship.

The trust we have gained by co-operation in such small matters also resulted in the Religious Affairs Bureau approaching us about starting the English-speaking Christian fellowship in TEDA.

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Please contact Scott Carlson with any questions:
Phone +86 22 8829 4256

Email: enquiry@tjif.com or enquiry@tedafellowship.com
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