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Guide to Foreign Talents and Team Members for Application for the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit and the Work Permit for Foreigners within Entrepreneurial Period (Trial)

发布时间:2020年09月17日 16:32

 

NEW!Guide to Foreign Talents and Team Members for Application for the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit and the Work Permit for Foreigners within Entrepreneurial Period (Trial)

 

u  Applicable Objects

l  Requirements for a park or an incubator

1. A park or an incubator shall be established by law, and registered with and recommended by the competent departments at district level or above, with actual business premises, pay taxes and social insurances according to law, without serious illegal and dishonest acts.

2. A park may be any type, such as innovation park, sci-tech park, or industrial park, which have been recognized by the competent departments at all levels in Shanghai and have signed agreements or lease contracts with the entrepreneurial teams or entrepreneurs.

3.  An incubator refers to any innovation incubator which has registered in any district in Shanghai and is under its tax administration, and has signed incubation agreements and lease contracts with entrepreneurial teams or entrepreneurs. An incubator may include maker spaces registered in China, offshore innovation and entrepreneurship bases for overseas talents, national technology-based business incubators, incubators contracting venture parks for overseas Chinese, as well as innovation incubators and functional platforms with international resources.

 

l  Basic Requirements for Applicants

1. The applicants are foreigners and entrepreneurial team members (in principle, no more than 5 people) in the park or incubator who have not yet established a company during the entrepreneurial period.

2. Capable applicants with qualified professional skills or knowledge shall be at least 18 years old, being in good health, without criminal record.  

3. Those applicants shall engage in urgently needed jobs in China and can make contributions to China’s economic and social development.

4. The laws and regulations which have special provisions, if any, for the employment of foreigners in China shall prevail.

 

u  Law Bases

Opinions Concerning the Talent-driven Development Strategy of Shanghai in the New Era (No. 22 [2020] of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee) issued by CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Shanghai Municipal Government

Notice on Comprehensively Implementing the System of the Foreigner’s Work Permit in China (No. 40 [2017] of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Public Security

Notice on Issuing the Service Guide to the Foreigner’s Work Permit in China (Trial) (No. 36 [2017] of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

 

u  Requirements for Documents Provided

1. All paper versions of original documents and the translated versions must be electronically uploaded to the Service System for Foreigners Working in China.

2. Non-Chinese credentials shall be translated into Chinese and stamped with the official seal of the park or incubator (except for passports and international travel certificates).

 

u  Documents Required

(I) Park or Incubator

1. Business license or other legal registration certificates.

2. Documents and recommendation documents recognized by the competent departments at or above the district level.  

3. Premise certification documents (i.e. property ownership certificate, premise lease agreement, etc.)

4. After submitting the information and uploading all original documents online, without the necessity to wait for the system’s feedback, the employer shall take the original Employer Registration Form and copies of all the employer’s documents (stamped with the official seal) for real-name registration at the reception window. Upon approval, the reception authority shall not notify separately.

 

(II) Application for the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit before Entering China

1. Application Form for Foreigner’s Work Permit  

2. Work qualification certificate

3. The highest degree (academic qualification) certificate and certification documents

4. Certificate of no criminal record and certification documents

5. Certificate of physical examination

6. Incubation agreement or lease contract signed by and between the applicant and the park or incubator

7. Applicant’s passport or international travel certificate

8. Applicant’s bareheaded and full-face photo taken no more than six months ago

9. Accompanying family members’ credentials

10. Other documents as needed

 

Application for the Work Permit for Foreigners after Entering China

1. Applicant’s certificate of physical examination

2. Applicant’s valid visa or valid residence permit  

3. Other documents as needed

 

(III) Application for the Work Permit for Foreigners in China

1. Application Form for Foreigner’s Work Permit  

2. Work qualification certificate

3. The highest degree (academic qualification) certificate and certification documents

4. Certificate of no criminal record and certification documents

5. Certificate of physical examination

6. Incubation agreement or lease contract signed by and between the applicant and the park or incubator

7. Applicant’s passport or international travel certificate

8. Applicant’s valid visa or valid residence permit

9. Applicant’s bareheaded and full-face photo taken no more than six months ago

 

(IV) Extension of the Work Permit for Foreigners

1. Application Form for Extension of Foreigner’s Work Permit

2. Incubation agreement or lease contract signed by and between the applicant and the park or incubator

3. Applicant’s valid residence permit

4. Other documents: The applicant shall complete all the procedures of commitment system online, regarding the work permit for foreigners (excluding Category A talents), and the reception authority or the decision-making authority may require the applicant to provide documents if necessary.

 

(V) Cancellation of the Work Permit for Foreigners 

1. Application Form for Cancellation of Foreigner’s Work Permit

2. Documents demonstrating the termination of incubation agreement or lease contract signed by and between the applicant and the park or incubator, or other documents certifying the reasons for cancellation of Foreigner’s Work Permit

3. Other documents as needed

 

u  Notes:

1. The reception authority or the decision-making authority may request the park or incubator to submit corrected version if there is any discrepancy between the Chinese translation and the original.

2. The valid period of Foreigner’s Work Permit for foreign entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial team members shall be no more than six months, and shall not exceed the valid period of the signed incubation agreement, lease contract (in which it is necessary to state that the premise is not used for temporary business), and the applicant’s passport or other international travel documents. Before the work permit expires, the park or the incubator shall make an evaluation and apply for extension or cancellation as needed.  

3. Before entering China, the applicant shall apply for the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit in China completely online; and after entering China, shall submit all original paper documents at the reception window for verification to apply for the Work Permit for Foreigners.

4. 30 or more days ahead before the work permit expires, the park or the incubator shall make an evaluation and apply for extension or cancellation as needed.   

 

u  Examination and Approval Period

(I) Preliminary review period

 Five working days (after the complete and qualified documents are submitted)

(II) Review-for-approval period

1. Application for the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit

Foreign high-end talents (Category A): Five working days (from the day when the documents are accepted online)

Foreign high-end talents (Category B): Eight working days (from the day when the documents are accepted online)  

2. Application for the Work Permit for Foreigners

Foreign high-end talents (Category A): Five working days [from the day when the documents are accepted online for those who (I) have been selected in domestic programs for talents introduction according to the Classification Criteria for Foreigners Working in China (Trial); or after the original paper documents are confirmed at the reception window for those in line with other sub criteria in the Classification Criteria for Foreigners Working in China (Trial)]

Foreign high-end talents (Category B): Ten working days (after the original paper documents are confirmed at the reception window)

3. Extension of the Work Permit for Foreigners

Three working days (from the day when the documents are accepted online)

4. Cancellation of the Work Permit for Foreigners

Three working days (from the day when the documents are accepted online)

 

u  Reception Way and Time

l Reception way

1. Reception at the window

Reception Department

Address

Number Taking Time

Window Reception Time

Zhangjiang Sub-center of Shanghai Pudong New Area Talent Exchange & Service Center  

1F Building 1, 999 Huanke Road Pudong New Area 

 

 

Monday to Friday

8:45-11:00   12:45-16:30

 

 

 

Monday to Friday

9:00-11:30    13:00-17:00

Lujiazui Sub-center of Shanghai Pudong New Area Talent Exchange & Service Center 

1F 1996 Zhangyang Road Pudong New Area  

Waigaoqiao Sub-center of Shanghai Pudong New Area Talent Exchange & Service Center 

Talent Mansion 55 Feila Road Pudong New Area 

Lingang Sub-center of Shanghai Pudong New Area Talent Exchange & Service Center 

2F Building 1 Lane 158 Zishan Road Lingang Pudong New Area  

Monday to Friday

9:00-11:30    13:00-16:30

Monday to Friday

9:00-11:30    13:00-16:30

2. Online reception

Please directly access to the Service System for Foreigners Working in China https://fwp.safea.gov.cn; or access to it via Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (Shanghai Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) at http://stcsm.sh.gov.cn/wzj/   

 

This Guide will take effect from September 2020.

This Guide is made and executed in multi languages. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese and the foreign languages, the Chinese version shall prevail.

 

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