Foreign High-End Talents in China - applying for the a Work Permit for Foreigners

Date:2019-06-10      Source:banshi.beijing.gov.cn

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IX. Foreign High-End Talents in China - applying for the a Work Permit for Foreigners

1. Application form for Work Permit for Foreigners

(1) After completing the Form online and printing it out, the applicant shall sign on it (photocopy or fax), affix the employer's official seal or the official seal of the authorized departments, and upload it to the system. The employer's official seal includes the seal of legal name, and the business-purpose official seals of the foreign affairs institution, personnel institution and labor contract administration institution authorized for filing and registration in the system.

(2) The electronic version shall also be uploaded to the system.

(3) If included in relevant talent program, paper materials are not required for verification, and the whole process is handled online.

2. The information page on the applicant's passport or international travel document and passport or international travel document

(1) The period of validity of passport shall not be less than 6 months.

(2) The electronic version shall also be uploaded to the system.

3. The information page on the valid visa held by the applicant or resident permit within the period of validity

4. Employment contract or job description (including the dispatch letter from the transnational corporation)

(1) Employment contract or job description (including the dispatch letter from the transnational corporation) shall include the essential content such as working place, job description, pay, working period in China, position and the seal (signature) page. Job description is applicable for the personnel performing any agreement or treaty between governments and international organizations, the chief representatives and representatives in various representative offices in China, and overseas contract service providers. Dispatch letter is applicable for the circumstances that the head offices of transnational corporations or regional headquarters dispatch senior management or professional technical personnel from overseas to serve in domestic subsidiaries or branch offices, and it shall be issued by the head office of the transnational corporation or the regional headquarters. If essential content is absent in the job description (including the dispatch letter), additional information shall be provided as supplement. In the case that the regional headquarters in China of a transnational corporation dispatch senior management or professional technical personnel from overseas to serve in domestic subsidiaries or branch offices, the dispatch letter and the employment contract signed by the regional headquarters in China shall be submitted.

(2) The electronic version shall also be uploaded to the system. If included in relevant talent program, paper materials are not required for verification, and the whole process is handled online.

5. Physical examination report of the applicant

The Verification Certificate of Physical Examination Records of Overseas Personnel or the Certificate of Health Examination issued by the Inspection and Quarantine Institutions of China, for which the issuance time shall be within the past six months. If included in relevant talent program, paper materials are not required for verification, and the whole process is handled online.

6. Certifying documents on working qualifications

(1) A certificate of work experience related to the current employment issued by the former employer of the applicant, including his/her position, service duration and the projects he/she served for; it shall be affixed with the former employer’s official seal or signed by the person in charge, and a valid contact number or e-mail with a contact person shall be reserved to facilitate verification. For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer’s official seal. It is not required to be submitted if the high-end talents are identified not based on job qualifications.

(2) The electronic version shall also be uploaded to the system.

(3) If included in relevant talent program, paper materials are not required for verification, and the whole process is handled online.

7. Identification materials of high-end talent (the following materials, if any, shall be provided)

(1) Highest degree certificate and certificates of professional qualification

① Foreign High-End Talents (More than 85 Credit Points): Highest degree certificate or relevant approval instrument, and certificates of professional qualification

The highest degree certificate acquired abroad shall be certified by China's embassy or consulate, the embassy or consulate of the country where the applicant acquires his/her certificate in China or China's academic degree certification bodies. The highest degree certificate acquired in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan shall be notarized by China's academic degree certification bodies or notary bodies of the region. If acquired in China, only the original of the highest degree certificate is provided. For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer’s official seal.

② Foreign high-end talents (not based on credit score system and not included in the Talent Program): highest degree certificate or relevant approval instrument, and certificates of professional qualification. For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer's official seal.

③ According to China's laws and regulations, it shall be reviewed and approved by the competent industry department in advance. Or, if China's corresponding access-related professional qualification is in place, the approval document issued by the competent industry department or professional qualification certificate shall be provided. It is not required to be submitted if the high-end talents are identified not based on education.

(2) Certificate of Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

(3) Certifying documents on annual salary for work in China

(4) Certifying documents on working qualifications in corresponding years

An evidential document of work experience related to the current employment issued by the former employer of the applicant, including his/her position, service duration and the projects he/she served for; it shall be affixed with the former employer's official seal or signed by the person in charge, and a valid contact number or e-mail with a contact person shall be reserved to facilitate verification. For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer's official seal.