On April 1, 2017, the work permit system for foreigners to come to China was implemented in a unified way. Here’s a reminder for those who are concerned about the “integration of two licenses”: Notice of foreigner’s work permit, electronic online printing; foreigner’s work permit, one code for one person, unchanged for life. In addition, the handling materials have also changed. Let’s understand
Unify the name of the certificate, promote the integration of the two certificates, unify the original work permit for foreign experts in China and the employment permit for foreigners into the notice of work permit for foreigners, adopt the electronic form, and the employer and foreign applicants can print online; the original work permit for foreign experts and employment permit for foreigners are unified into the work permit for foreigners. Foreigner’s work permit is the legal certificate for foreigners to work in China, “one person, one number”, which remains unchanged for life. Since April 1, 2017, the notice on work permit for foreigners and work permit for foreigners have been implemented in a unified way throughout the country, and no work permit for foreign experts and employment permit for foreigners will be issued. During the validity period, the work permit for foreign experts to come to China and the employment permit for foreigners shall continue to be valid, and new certificates can be exchanged voluntarily.
Unified examination and approval process, implementation of “one network” processing, the construction of a unified “foreigners to China management service system”. At the same time, in addition to personal passports and electronic photos, 7 pieces of application materials, such as application letters, application forms for experts or employment permits, permits or stubs, resumes in Chinese and foreign languages, and letter of intent for employment, have been reduced, and the number of submitted materials has been reduced by nearly half.
In accordance with the principle of “encouraging the high-end, controlling the general and limiting the low-end”, the classified management shall be carried out for foreigners working in China. Foreigners working in China are divided into three categories: A, B and C, i.e. foreign high-end talents, foreign professionals, and foreigners who meet the needs of the domestic labor market and are engaged in temporary, seasonal, non-technical or service work, and the point based integration system is implemented. Encourage the introduction of class a talents, control class B, and strictly limit class C.