Foreigners Working in the Regional Headquarters of Multinational Corporations in Beijing - applying for the Work Permit for Foreigners

Date:2019-06-11      Source:banshi.beijing.gov.cn

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XII. Foreigners Working in the Regional Headquarters of Multinational Corporations in Beijing - applying for the Work Permit for Foreigners

1. Application form for Work Permit for Foreigners

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. 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 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.

(2) For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer's official seal.

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

(4) For category-A high-end talents, it is not required to be submitted if the high-end talents are identified not based on job qualifications.

(5) Certifying documents on working qualifications are not required for re-application (can be inquired in the system's historic record) if the applicant has obtained the Work Permit for Foreigners or has a record of applying for the permit in the city in recent three years and the applied position is the same as that approved in the original work permit.

3. Highest degree certificate or relevant approval instrument, and certificates of professional qualification

(1)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 originals of certified certificate and Chinese version are acceptable). 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 (accepting copy while checking original) of the highest degree certificate is provided. 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.

(2) For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer's official seal.

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

(4) For category-A high-end talents, it is not required to be submitted if the high-end talents are identified not based on education.

(5) In principle, the highest degree certificate is not required for re-application (can be inquired in the system's historic record) if the applicant has obtained the Work Permit for Foreigners or has a record of applying for the permit in the city in recent three years.

4. Criminal Record Check

(1) It shall be issued by the police department, security department, court or other department of the country of the applicant's nationality or habitual residence and certified by China’s embassy or consulate or the country's embassy or consulate in China. The criminal record check issued by Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan shall be notarized by the notary of the location. Habitual residence refers to the country or region where the applicant has lived for at least one consecutive year after leaving the country of his/her nationality, excluding China. The issuance time of the criminal record check shall be within the past six months.

(2) For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer's official seal.

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

(4) For category-A high-end talents, a commitment is acceptable and paper materials are not required.

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.

6. Employment contract and job description

The contract in Chinese shall be provided, the applicant shall sign on it and affix with the employer's official seal, and it shall have not been altered. Employment contract or certificate of employment (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. 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 certifying material (affixed with official seal) 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

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

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

8. The page on the valid visa held by the applicant and entry seal or the information page on the resident permit within the period of validity

9. Bareheaded and full-faced photo of the applicant taken within the past six months

Bareheaded electronic photo taken recently, with white background, frameless, with complete facial features, and the image shall be clear and free of spots, flaws or ink defects. It shall be made into a JPG document in a size ranged in 40K-120k, with the resolution no lower than 354(W)*472(H) pixel but no higher than 420(W)*560(H), and 24-bit true color. Hats or headscarves are not recommended; if the applicant has to wear it for religious reasons, make sure it does not cover the entire face.

10. Identification materials (to be provided by category-A talents) of high-end talent

(1) Related certifying materials in accord with the identification conditions shall be provided according to the classification criteria for foreigners working in China.

(2) For certifying materials not in Chinese, the translated documents in Chinese are required, which shall be affixed with the employer's official seal (except for passport or international travel documents).

(3) The materials in electronic version shall also be uploaded to the system.