China’s State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs launched a pilot program to simplify the application of foreigners for an employment permit in the PRC.
Local administrative measures have been released in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Anhui, Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan, Ningxia, and Hebei.
Under the guidelines of the pilot program, the former “alien employment permit” and “foreign expert certificate” (that were issued by two different government authorities) will now be consolidated into one single permit. Shanghai, as one of the first cities to pilot the program, on 1 November 2016 officially initiated the process for administration of the work visa applications.
Read a November 2016 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in China: Pilot Program for New Employment Permit (Shanghai)
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