How to Apply for A Work Permit in China

Apply for A Work Permit - Teacher Record

In order to work and teach in China legally, you must possess a valid work permit. 


Here is the list of documents you need to apply for a work permit. 

7 necessary documents:

Ø  Foreigner work permit application form

Ø  Employment contract/certificate/government authorization

Ø  Valid passport/visa/ residence permit

Ø  Non-criminal record certificate

Ø  Work qualification certificate

Ø  Medical certificate (except for expats holding a valid residence permit)

Ø  Academic degree (the highest) or relevant professional qualification certificate (requires consulate certification)


For those talents (such as scientists and professional technicians), the Chinese government has opened a "green channel" to simplify the application process.

Ø  Apply online without paper materials

Ø  Applicants only need to make a commitment to the non-criminal record certificate

Ø  Applicants do not need to get their academic certificates and qualification certificates notarized

Ø  Foreigners who have obtained an A-type work visa (R-VISA) can directly apply for a foreigner work permit

Ø  The processing time for the application is shorten to 5 working days

Ø  The maximum validity period of the certificate is 5 years


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