Notice on Implementing Pilot Plan of Unified Work Permit System for Foreigners in China

Date: Dec 2016

PRC Employment Law Newsflash (29 Nov 2016) , TransAsia Lawyers

On 27 September 2016, the State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs issued the Notice on Implementing a Pilot Plan of Unified Work Permit System for Foreigners in China (Notice), setting out a revamped work permit system for foreigners in China. In accordance with the Notice, the pilot plan will be initiated as of 1 November 2016 covering locations including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Shandong, Anhui and Guangdong. The new work permit system will then be rolled out nationwide from 1 April 2017.

The key contents of the system are  summarized as follows for your reference:

I. "Two Permits Combined into One"

Under the new system, the "Foreign Experts Work Permit License" and the "Foreigner Employment Permit License" will be consolidated into a unified "Foreigner Work Permit License".

Similarly, the "Foreign Expert Certificate" and the "Foreigner Work Permit" will be consolidated into a unified "Foreigner Work Permit".

II. Classification of Foreigners Working in China

Foreigners working in China will be classified into "High-end Foreign Talents" (Class A), "Professional Foreign Talents" (Class B), and "General Foreign Personnel" (Class C). The classification will be made according to the qualification standards or the points system, as follows:

  • Qualification Standards

  • Points System

If you have any queries regarding PRC employment law matters, please contact Dr. Isabelle Wan at iwan@TransAsiaLawyers.com.

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