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China Work Permit for Foreign Graduates

Updated:2018-4-28 15:58:12    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:236

China work permit for foreign graduates is a popular topic among foreign students who study in China and want to work there. China's door to the outside will only open wider and welcome more foreigners to work here. For legally working in China, a work permit is needed, how do fresh foreign graduates apply for a Chinese work permit without two years of relevant working experience?

Which Kind of Foreign Graduates Can Apply for?
Two types of foreign graduates who intend to work in China for more than 90 days, can apply for the China work permit:

1. Those who studied at universities in China and graduating with master or above degree can apply for China Work Permit in one year after graduation;

2. Those who studied at China-recognized universities overseas and graduating with master or above degree can apply for China Work Permit in one year after graduation.

Requirements on Applicant
1. No less than 18 years old and staying healthy;
2. Non-criminal record;
3. Good performance at school, with no less than 80 scores (GPA);
4. Obtaining both degree and diploma;
5. Being employed working in the area related to the applicant's major in university;
6. With valid passport.

Work Permit Extension
The employer can help foreign graduates with Work Permit Extension. Here are two conditions for the officer to consider whether to give an approval of Work Permit Extension or not:

1. Whether the foreign graduate pays for individual income tax in accordance with the required amount;

2. Whether the salary for the foreign graduate meets the standard of the minimum salary.

Kind Reminder
1. Required documents for Work Permit application remain the same for foreign graduates studying in China or overseas.

2. Foreign graduates studying in China with Residence Permit for Study, they should go to the immigration office to change it into the Residence Permit for Work after obtaining China Work Permit.

Guangdong Grants Internship Visa for Students Who Study Abroad
Guangdong has loosened restrictions for students who study abroad to work as an intern in Guangdong. Foreign students who are invited by the companies in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area for an internship, they can apply for the internship visa at ports. If they have entered China with another type of visa, they can apply for a visa change, and the visa will be remarked their activity in China is for an internship. This policy has been quietly taken into effect in December 2017.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which includes 9 cities:
Huizhou (excluding Longmen)
Zhaoqing (city center and Sihui)

Contact Us
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