(I) Foreign high-level talents identified by the Beijing Municipal Party Committee Organization Department, the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs or other competent talent departments.
(II) Senior professionals in the industry who are employed and guaranteed by enterprises as identified by the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Authority.
II. Materials and requirements for application
(I) A valid passport or other international travel documents.
(II) The Application Form for Foreigner Visa Documents completely filled out with a black ink pen and bearing a recent front bareheaded 2-inch photo under white background.
(III) Valid registration for accommodation handled by the applicant himself/herself at the local police station or hotel.
(IV) The work permit, the Foreigner Employment Permit, the Foreign Expert Certificate or others issued by the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau or the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.
(V) The Identification Certificate of foreign high-level talents issued by the Beijing Municipal Party Committee Organization Department, the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs or other competent talent departments; or the contract and letter of guarantee on employment of senior professionals in the industry issued by the enterprises as recognized by the Beijing Municipal Science &Technology Commission.
(VI) The letter of certification issued by the employer.
(VII) The health certificate issued by the Beijing Entry-Exit Health Quarantine Department (Beijing International Travel Health Care Center), if a foreigner applies for a residence permit for the first time at or above the age of 18.
If the applicant has submitted the health certificate to the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau or the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs when applying for an employment permit, she/he does not need to submit it again.
(VIII) Other application materials required by the Exit-Entry Administration according to specific conditions.
III. Time limit for application
A residence permit for work with a valid period of no more than 5 years, annotated with “talent”, may be applied for.
(I) The applicant must accept an interview. If an applicant has reached the age of 60 and has mobility difficulties due to illness or other reasons but wants to extend the residence permit, or an applicant belongs to the high-level talents as needed by the State and the special talents that are scarce and urgently needed, the inviting entity or the relevant specialized service agency may make an application on his/her behalf. (Original and copy of the ID card of the agent are submitted for verification).
If the Exit-Entry Administration informs the applicant of the interview, he/she must accept the interview in person.
(II) The original and copy of the application materials shall be submitted for verification.
(III) Application materials in a foreign language (except English) shall be submitted after translated into Chinese by a qualified translation company.
(IV) Persons who have not cancelled their household registration in China shall make an application after cancellation of their household registration and, if necessary, submit a certificate of cancellation of household registration issued by the relevant police station.
(V) For relevant laws and regulations, please refer to No. 23 Notes on the Relevant Regulations for Foreigners Applying for Visa Documents.