Zhuhai - Foreigners can apply for work permits in China for up to 10 years

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  On March 2, the reporter learned from the Municipal Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation that the Municipal Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Municipal Public Security Bureau jointly upgraded the services of foreigners' work permits in China and set up a special area for foreigners to work in China in the office hall of Zhuhai Industrial and Commercial Building. Since March 1, foreigners can apply for work permits and work residence permits in China by going to the service zone and receiving them through one window.

How to apply?
After the employer submits an application for a foreigner's work permit in China on the Ministry of Science and Technology's government service platform, including overseas, domestic and extension applications, and passes the examination and application for a work permit by the Municipal Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation, it can apply for a residence permit for work category through the Municipal Public Security Bureau in the service zone.

The reporter learned that, in order to attract foreign high-level talents and innovative entrepreneurs, Zhuhai launched a series of convenient measures to create conditions for foreign talents to "come in, stay, work well and integrate".

In terms of talent introduction, for foreign scientific and technological talents hired by enterprises and key scientific and technological innovation entities in Zhuhai's key industrial fields, the restrictions on age, education and work experience can be further relaxed upon the recommendation of relevant departments in the city and district, and foreign scientific and technological talents who meet Zhuhai's industrial development needs are given a one-time work permit of at least 2 years; for foreign scientific and technological talents selected for national and provincial talent projects, provincial (city) innovation For foreign scientific and technological talents selected in national and provincial talent projects and provincial (city) innovation teams, after being identified by the Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Bureau, they can directly apply for the "Confirmation Letter for Foreign High-End Talents" according to the relevant regulations, and can apply for a foreign talent visa (R word) valid for a maximum of 10 years.

In order to support the development of international talents to prosper, foreign scientific and technological talents working legally in Pearl, if they need to work part-time in science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Pearl, they need not re-apply or change their work permits after being reported to the Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Bureau for the record by the hiring unit. Investment or innovation and entrepreneurship of legal persons, small investors and other foreign scientific and technological talent, after the establishment of the enterprise in accordance with the law, the first time for foreigners to work in China work permit can be appropriately relaxed age, education and work experience restrictions, to give more than 6 months of work permit period. After the expiration of such work permit, the work permit will be extended according to the actual office space, operation, tax payment, social security payment and other circumstances of the established enterprise.

Data shows that in 2021, 1,406 foreigners, including 496 high-end foreign talents, 906 foreign professionals and 4 other foreigners, have effectively applied for foreigners' work permits in China. As of May 2021, the ratio of foreigners working in China to the resident population is 0.0566%, which is in the middle to upper level of large and medium-sized cities in China.