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Policies and Regulations on Introducing Foreign Experts

Date:03/31/2016Edit:Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security of Suzhou

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  I. The work permit for foreign experts in China

  (1) The Legal basis

  1. The Administrative Permission Law

  2. The article 41 in the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China: Foreigners who work in China shall obtain work permits and work-type residence permits in accordance with relevant regulations. No entities or individuals shall employ foreigners who have no work permits or work-type residence permits.

  3. The item 443 in the decision of the State Council on setting up administrative licensing for the administrative examination and approval items that are to be retained (the number 412 mandate of the State Council): the work permit for foreigners in China.

  4. The article 16 in the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Administration of the Entry and Exit of Foreigners: To apply for a residence permit for work, the applicant shall submit such certification documents as a work permit; in the case of a person of high talent who is needed or, a specialist who is urgently needed, by the State, the applicant shall submit relevant certification documents in accordance with relevant provisions.

  (2) The requirements for application

  Requirements for the applicant: For those who have abided by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, be physically healthy and have a clean criminal record to apply for the work permits for foreign experts in China, it is necessary to meet any of the following requirements:

  1. The foreign professionals or managerial personnel recruited in China for the sake of the implementation of agreements or treaties between governments or between international organizations, or economic and trade contracts between China and foreign countries.

  2. The foreign professionals or managerial personnel engaging in causes like education, science research, the press and publishing, culture, art, health and sports in China.

  3. The foreign senior professionals or managerial personnel appointed as the deputy manager or above that position in enterprises in China or enjoying the similar treatment.

  4. The out-bound expert organizations legally registered in China or the permanent foreign representatives of the personnel agencies in the representative offices in China.

  5. The foreign professionals or managerial personnel with specialized skills in short supply, engaging in economy, technologies, engineering, trade, finance, accounting, tax administration and tourism.

  The foreigners who meet the requirement 2 shall have obtained the bachelor’s degrees in the universities and have at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Those who have obtained the bachelor’s degrees or above and match their majors with the positions very well will be exempt from offering information about relevant work experiences. Those who have obtained the master’s degrees or above but cannot match their majors with the positions can be exempt from the requirement of work experience if they have attained the certificates of professional qualifications fit for their positions. The language teachers, principally from their native countries, shall have the bachelor’s degrees as well as at least 2 years of language teaching experience, and those from non-native countries shall obtain the bachelor’s degrees or above of their teaching languages in universities of the native countries. Those with bachelors of education or bachelors of the normal universities or above shall be exempt from the requirement of work experience. Those who hold non-educational bachelors or above, the teacher certificates of the country they reside in and the international language teaching qualification certificates that we acknowledge or TEFL certificate shall be exempt from the requirement of work experience.

  The foreigners who meet the requirement 3 shall hold the bachelor’s degrees or above that degree and at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

  (3) The flow chart for application

   

  
 

  II. Materials for the application of the work permit for foreign experts in China

  (1). The application for the work permit for foreign experts in China

  1. The flow chart for application

   

  2. The list of application materials

  ①The letter of application  one original (your name, nationality, passport number, position, duration of work shall be written on the paper with the host organization’s header)

  ② The application form of the work permit for foreign experts in China  one original (printed online with the host organization’s seal)

  ③ The resume of the applicant both in English and Chinese  one original

  ④ The passports of the applicant and his or her accompanying family members  one copy

  ⑤ The proof material of the relationship between the applicant and his or her accompanying family members  one copy (spouse-marriage certificate, children-birth certificate. Non-Chinese certificate shall be proved and translated by China’s embassies and consulates overseas)

  ⑥ The highest degree certificate the applicant have obtained and the proof material of the  professional qualification  one copy (the highest degree certificate must be submitted, and the non-Chinese proof material shall be acknowledged and translated by China’s embassies and consulates overseas)

  ⑦ The medical certificates of the applicant and his or her accompanying family members eighteen and over  one copy (the healthy certificate provided by the foreign health institutions acknowledged by China’s embassies and consulates overseas or by China entry exit inspection and quarantine department)

  ⑧ The employment contract or the certificate of the dispatch  one copy

  ⑨ The letter of commitment of a clean criminal record with the applicant’s signature or the certificate of a clean criminal record provided by the authority of the country he or she is in  one copy

  ⑩ The bare-headed and full-faced photo of the applicant in recent 6 months  one original (40MM×30MM, white background)

  ⑪ The organization code certificate of the host organization which the applicant is recruited in or the certificate of relevant registrations  one copy

  ⑫ other materials

  3. The cancelation of list of application materials of the work permit for foreign experts in China

  ① The letter of application  one original (written on the paper with the host organization’s header)

  ②The application form of the work permit for foreign experts in China  one original (printed online with the host organization’s seal)

  ③The work permit for foreign experts in China  one original

  ④The certificate of the expiration of the employment contract or the agreement on terminating the employment relationship signed by both sides or other proof materials for canceling the application.

  One copy

  ⑤Other materials

  (2) The application for the certificate of foreign expert

  1. The flow chart for the application

   

  2. The list of materials for applying for new certificate of foreign expert

  ① The letter of application  one original (your name, nationality, passport number, position, duration of work shall be written on the paper with the host organization’s header)

  ② The application form of the work permit for foreign experts in China  one original (printed online with the host organization’s seal)

  ③ The passports of the applicant and his or her accompanying family members  one copy

  ④ The bare-headed and full-faced photo of the applicant in recent 6 months  each for 2 originals (40MM×30MM, white background)

  ⑤ The work permit for foreign experts in China  one stub  original

  ⑥ The proof material of the relationship between the applicant and his or her accompanying family members  one copy (spouse-marriage certificate, children-birth certificate. Non-Chinese certificate shall be proved and translated by China’s embassies and consulates overseas)

  ⑦ The highest degree certificate the applicant have obtained and the proof material of the professional qualification  one copy (the highest degree certificate must be submitted, and the non-Chinese proof material shall be acknowledged and translated by China’s embassies and consulates overseas)

  ⑧ Other certificates of work permits or the proof material for the cancelation  one original

  ⑨ The resume of the applicant both in English and Chinese  one original

  ⑩ The medical certificates of the applicant and his or her accompanying family members eighteen and over  one copy (the health certificate provided by the foreign health institutions acknowledged by China’s embassies and consulates overseas or by China entry exit inspection and quarantine department)

  ⑪ The employment contract or the certificate of the dispatch  one copy

  ⑫ The letter of commitment of a clean criminal record with the applicant’s signature or the certificate of a clean criminal record provided by the authority of the country he or she is in  one copy

  ⑬ The organization code certificate of the host organization which the applicant is recruited in or the certificate of relevant registrations  one copy

  ⑭ Other materials

  3. The list of materials for applying for the extension of the certificate of foreign expert

  ① The letter of application  One original (your name, nationality, passport number, position, duration of work shall be written on the paper with the host organization’s header)

  ② The application form of the work permit for foreign experts in China  One original (one original (printed online with the host organization’s seal)

  ③ The certificate of foreign expert  one original

  ④ The bare-headed and full-faced photo of the applicant in recent 6 months  each for 2 originals (40MM×30MM, white background)

  ⑤ The passports, visas and residence permits of the applicant and his or her accompanying family members  one copy

  ⑥ The employment contract or the certificate of the dispatch  one copy

  ⑦ Other materials

  4. The list of materials for applying for modification of the certificate of foreign expert

  ① The letter of application  One original (your name, nationality, passport number, position, duration of work shall be written on the paper with the host organization’s header)

  ② The application form of the work permit for foreign experts in China  One original (one original (printed online with the host organization’s seal)

  ③ The certificate of foreign expert  one original

  ④ The bare-headed and full-faced photo of the applicant in recent 6 months  each for 2 originals (40MM×30MM, white background)

  ⑤ The passports, visas and residence permits of the applicant and his or her accompanying family members  one copy

  ⑥ The proof material for applying for the modification  one copy

  ⑦  Other materials

  5.The list of materials for applying for the cancelation for the certificate of foreign expert

  ① The letter of application  One original (your name, nationality, passport number, position, duration of work shall be written on the paper with the host organization’s header)

  ② The application form of the work permit for foreign experts in China  One original (one original (printed online with the host organization’s seal)

  ③ The certificate of foreign expert  one original

  ④ The certificate of the expiration of the employment contract or the agreement on terminating the employment relationship signed by both sides or other proof materials for canceling the application  one copy

  ⑤ Other materials

  6.The list of materials for applying for reissuance of the certificate of foreign expert

  ① The letter of application  One original (your name, nationality, passport number, position, duration of work shall be written on the paper with the host organization’s header)

  ② The application form of the work permit for foreign experts in China  One original (one original (printed online with the host organization’s seal)

  ③ The announcement of the loss of the applicant’s permit of foreign expert published on the local newspaper  one copy

  ④ The bare-headed and full-faced photo of the applicant in recent 6 months  each for 2 originals (40MM×30MM, white background)

  ⑤ Other materials