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A Chinese employer may employ a foreigner if no suitable candidate is readily available for the job in question in the industry, and such job cannot not be readily taken up by local work force in Chinese market, The accompanying relatives of the foreigner working in China (spouse, parents and children under 18 years of age) may simultaneously apply for residence permit with same length of stay as that of the employee.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be aged 18 or above and healthy
  • Have the relevant expertise and work experience
  • Have no criminal record
  • Confirm his/her employment
  • Hold a passport or any other international travel document

Application Procedures

1. Application for a Foreigner Work Permit of the People¡¯s Republic of China
2. Application for an Occupation Visa (Z visa)
3. Application for a Foreigner Work Permit of the People¡¯s Republic of China and a Residence Permit (item 1 and 2 not required for individuals from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)

Required Documents

  • An employment application form for employing a foreigner
  • The biographical certificate of the foreigner to be employed
  • The letter of intent for employment ( labor contract in the case of application for a work permit)
  • A report on reasons for employment
  • The qualification certificate for such job position
  • The passport or any other international travel document
  • The health certificate
  • The temporary residence registration in China
  • A recent personal photograph
  • An original copy and a photocopy of the business license or registration upon annual inspection of the employer or the relevant organization
  • The tax certificate of the employer or the relevant organization for the prior year
  • Any other documents required by laws and regulations

The following additional documents shall be provided for positions of general manager or deputy general manager

  • A photocopy of the articles of association
  • A photocopy of the list of the members of the board of directors

Annual Inspection and Extension of Work Permit

  • During the term of the contract, the work permit is subject to annual inspection within 30 days prior to its expiry for each year; or it will automatically cease to be in force
  • An application may be made for extending the work permit within 30 days prior to the expiry of the contract
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