Hebei holds workshops on new work permit services


    Pilot implementation scheme of Foreigner's Work Permit in China


    Anhui issues its first foreigner’s work permit


    Tianjin issues its first work permit for foreigners


In accordance with the decision of the State Council’s Administrative Examination and Approval Reform Office, the Employment Permit for Foreigners and the Foreign Expert Work Permit are henceforth integrated into the Foreigner's Work Permit in China.

SAFEA has decided to carry out a pilot program in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Anhui, Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan and Ningxia from October 2016 to March 2017.

  • What are the supervision and complaint channels?

    1. Complaints can be made through counter services, telephone calls, emails and letters, which are subject to seperate announcements made by local processing agencies and decision-making bodies handling applications for the Foreigner’s Work Permit. 2. Online compliants: Complaints can be filed online via the Management and Service System for Foreigners Working in China.

  • What is the quota for foreigner’s Work Permit?

    No quota is set for the introduction of high-end foreign talents (Category A); the number of foreign professional talents (Category B) shall be limited based on market demand; and any restriction on ordinary foreigners (Category C) is subject to China’s relevant regulations.

  • What are the decision-making bodies?

    Decision-making bodies are the administrative departments for adjudicating upon applications by foreigners for work permits in China under the provincial people’s governments and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, as well as their legally authorized administrative departments for foreigners working in China under the local people’s governments.

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