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New Work Permit Application System of Foreigners - What is New?

China Insight - Employment

A new work permit application system of foreigners started to be implemented national wide in China as of 1 April 2017 after it has been tested in ten different locations since last October (“New Application System”). This brings substantial changes to the statutory requirements and application procedures of obtaining work permits for foreigners. The major changes are described below:

  • A unified Foreigner’s Work Permit Card is applicable to all foreigners working in China
  • Statutory requirements on foreigners under different classifications for obtaining Work Permit are no longer same
  • Application procedures are simplified
  • Application documents become more complicated 

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Authors

Jeanette Yu
Jeanette Yu
Partner
Shanghai
Sophy Wang
Sophy Wang, LL.M.
Associate
Shanghai