Foreign members of entrepreneurial teams in Zhongguancun or foreign technical talents selected and recruited by enterprises in Zhongguancun.
II. Application Materials and Requirements
(i) Valid passport or any other international travel document.
(ii) Foreigner Visa Application Form completed in black ink, with a recent 2-inch full-face bareheaded photo with white background attached.
(iii) Valid residence registration of the applicant at a local police station or hotel.
(iv) Filing of corporate information, official seal (seal sample) and signature of the person in charge (model) for the record for enterprises in Zhongguancun making such application for the first time.
(v) Foreigners who have obtained a work permit shall also submit the following:
1. A work permit, or Employment Certificate for Foreigners or Foreign Experts Certificate issued by the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau or the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs.
2. A letter of guarantee issued by the employer in Zhongguancun.
(vi) Foreigners who have not obtained a work permit shall submit the following:
1. A certificate issued by the Zhongguancun Management Committee or the Branch Management Committee.
2. The employment contract and letter of guarantee issued by the entrepreneurial team or employer in Zhongguancun.
(vii) Any foreigner above the age of 18 that applies for a residence permit for the first time shall submit a health certificate issued by the entry-exit health and quarantine department of Beijing Municipality (Beijing International Travel Health Care Center).
In case of a health certificate already submitted to the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau or the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs when the applicant applies for an employment permit, there is no need to submit such certificate again.
(viii) Other application materials required by the entry-exit administration bureau according to specific circumstances.
III. Time Limit for Application
(i) Any foreigner who has obtained a work permit may apply for a residence permit for work with a validity period of not more than 5 years, and the time limit for first application shall be not less than 90 days.
(ii) Any foreigner who has not obtained a work permit may apply for a private residence permit with a validity period of not more than 5 years (indicating "for starting a business"), and the time limit for first application shall be not less than 180 days.
(i) Applicants must accept an interview.
(ii) Originals of application materials and copies thereof shall be submitted for check.
(iii) Application materials in foreign languages (except English) shall be submitted after being translated into Chinese by a qualified translation company.
(iv) Those that have not canceled China's household registration shall cancel it before applying for a residence permit, and submit the certificate of cancellation issued by the police station when necessary.
(v) For the relevant regulatory tips, please refer to the Notes to Relevant Regulatory Tips for Foreigners to Apply for Visas and Other Certificates No.23.