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According to the Exit and Entry Administration Law of China:

Foreigners who work in China must obtain a work permit and a work-type residence permit in accordance with relevant regulations. No entities or individuals shall employ foreigners who don’t have these two documents.

So,how can you obtain a work permit and a work-type residence permit?

【Apply online for a Foreigner’s Work Permit Notice】

【Apply for a Z or R visa at a Chinese embassy or consulate】

【Apply for the Foreigner’s Work Permit at a foreigner work management department】

【Apply for work-type residence permits at an entry and exit department】

No! The employers must meet the following requirements:

【Be legally established, without record of severe illegal behavior or lack of credit】

【Pay foreigners at no less than local minimum wage standards】

【Employ foreigners for specialized posts that comply with national regulations, when no suitable Chinese candidates are available】

【Obtain approval needed by industrial management departments according to laws and regulations】

To apply for a work permit in China, you need to submit the following 10 items:

1.Application form for Foreigner’s Work Permit

2.Job qualification certificate

3.Certificate (diploma) of highest academic degree or relevant vocational qualification certificate

4.Certificate of non-criminal record

5.Medical certificate (except for foreigners who already have valid residence permit)

6.Employment contract, employment certificate, or government authorization letter

7.Passport, visa or valid residence permit

8.Photo taken within the previous 6 months (bareheaded and full-faced)

9.Relevant supporting materials of accompanying family members

10.Other materials

You also need to prepare your work permit. To apply for a work permit, you need to prepare the following materials:

​【Your valid visa (Z or R) or your valid residence certificate】

【Your employment contract】

【The certificate of Physical Examination】

There is only one last step left, besides work permit, you need to apply for residence permit.You need to provide:

1.Your valid passport or other international travel certificates;

2.Proof of good health if you are the first time to apply for Residence Permit;

3.Your Registration Form of Temporary Residence;

4.An invitation letter from your employer;

5.Proof materials regulated by related departments about foreign high-level talents and professionals in short supply if you do not have Z visa;

6.Application Form for Foreigner Visa Document pasted with a 2-inch white background picture with a front face;

7.Legal registration certificate of your employer;

8.Your Work Permit;

9.Other materials.