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If you get a job in China, how to apply for work permit: Advise from China Lawyer

According to Article 5 of the Guidelines on Work Permit Services for Foreigners in China (Interim) issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts, and the Regulations on Employment Management for Foreigners in China issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, When employing a foreigner, the employing unit shall apply for an employment permit for the foreigner, and the employing unit shall apply to the local foreign expert bureau for a work permit for the foreign employee. Employers should login to the Service System for Foreigners Working in China, submit application information and related electronic materials online for pre-examination. After the pre-examination is passed, they should submit materials to the local foreign expert bureau according to the online notification or appointment of the Service System for Foreigners Working in China.

The materials required to apply for a work permit include:

1. Application Form for Work Permit for Foreigners to China . Note: Fill in and print online. After the applicant signs (photocopy or fax), stamp the official seal of the employer and upload it to the Service System for Foreigners Working in China.

2. Original Certificate of Qualifications. Note: Certificate of work experience related to the current job offered by the applicant's former employer, including position, working hours or previous projects. The certificate of work qualification should be stamped by the applicant's original work unit or signed by the person in charge, with a valid contact telephone or e-mail.

3. The originals of the highest degree certificate or relevant ratification documents and professional qualification certificates . Note: If the highest degree certificate is obtained abroad, it shall be certified by the Chinese embassy or consulate stationed abroad, or the applicant shall be certified by the embassy or consulate of the country in which the degree is located, or the applicant shall be certified by the Chinese certification institution. The highest degree certificate obtained in the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Special Administrative Region shall be certified by China's academic certification institutions or notarized by the local notary institutions. If the highest degree certificate is obtained within the territory of China, only the original certificate is required.If China's laws and regulations stipulate that the competent industry authorities should pre-examine and approve or possess the corresponding professional qualifications for admission in China, the approval documents or certificates of professional qualifications of the competent industry authorities should be provided.

4. Certificate of no criminal record. Note: It shall be issued by the police, security and court departments of the applicant's country of nationality or habitual residence, and certified by Chinese embassies and consulates abroad or by foreign embassies and consulates in China. Certificates of no criminal record issued in Hong Kong, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan shall be notarized by the notarial organs in their respective regions. The place of habitual residence refers to the country or region in which the applicant leaves the country of nationality and finally resides continuously for more than one year, excluding the territory of