Authorities in Shanghai have updated work permit application processes.

Key points:

  • Applications for Category B and C Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit, Category B and C extensions of Foreigner’s Work Permit and all cancellation procedures can now be handled online by the employer, without onsite submission of paper documents. For Category A foreign high-end talent work permit applications, the usual processes will apply, also without the need for the onsite submission of paper documents.
  • For all online approvals, the approval period will be shortened by two working days.
  • For more information on extending the validity periods for foreign high-end talent and foreign professionals click here.

Additional Information: China made it possible for foreign nationals from a number of countries with certain permits to enter the country in mid-August. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for additional information on COVID-19-related travel and immigration restrictions.

Analysis & Comments: The Shanghai work permit application processes updates should make these processes more efficient for employers.

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