Aliens working within the territory of China shall obtain work permits and residence certificates for work-type in accordance with the relevant provisions. No unit or individual may hire an alien who has not obtained a work permit or a residence permit for work-type.
So how can foreigners get a work visa and residence permit if they want to work legally in China? However, there is still a long-term difference between working and residence, and what is the process of applying for a work visa? GTG Visa will tell you one by one, click on the title link, and you can skip to the corresponding content:
Application for General Work Residence Permit
From April 1, 2017, the work permit system for foreigners entering China shall be uniformly implemented throughout the country. According to the new policy, the original "Permit for Entry and Employment of Foreigners" and "Work Permit for Foreign Experts" were consolidated into "Work Permit for Foreigners to Come to China", which was organized and implemented by the State Administration of Foreign Experts.
The new policy will divide foreigners to work in China into three categories. Categories A (Encouragement), B (Foreign Professionals, Control), C (Foreign General, Restriction) shall be classified according to the classification criteria for the entry of foreigners into China for the purpose of classification...".Category A (Encouragement), Category B (Foreign Professionals, Control Category), and Category C (Foreign General Persons, Restriction Category. Applicants must meet at least category C before GTG Visa can apply for a work permit for foreigners in China (a necessary document for legal work in Shanghai). Learn about the classification criteria for categories A, B and C below:
Category A work permit standard: At present, the most common type of Class A talents are high-paying foreigners who meet the following salary standards. Their annual income must be more than RMB 600000, and the annual income tax paid shall be more than RMB 120000
Criteria for work permits of Category B:
1. Foreigners have a bachelor's degree and two years' full-time relevant work experience after bachelor's degree
2. Foreign blue-collar skilled workers (with an internationally recognized vocational skill certificate) with two years of full-time relevant work experience and an average wage income of not less than four times the average annual social wage income in the region
3. Teaching staff in foreign languages. Foreign language teaching staff shall be engaged in the teaching of the language of their mother tongue and shall have a university degree or above and have at least two years' experience in teaching languages. Among them, those who have obtained a bachelor's degree or above in education, language, or teacher training, or have obtained a teacher's certificate in the host country or a certificate of teaching in the language of nationality that meets the requirements.
4. The foreigners' combined assessment exceeds 60 points. The tables of points are as follows: