IMPACT – HIGH
What is the change? New work authorization procedures took effect Nov. 1 in 10 pilot cities and provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Anhui, Guangdong, Hebei, Ningxia, Shandong, Sichuan and Yunnan. The changes will be implemented nationwide in April 2017.
What does the change mean? The procedures will unify the work authorization process into one employment permit. Work permits will be classified into three types (A,B and C), and an online management system will be introduced to promote information-sharing.
Background: China is introducing a new foreign employment management system that merges work authorization into a single employment permit scheme. Applicants will be scored based on their annual salary, education, working duration, Mandarin language level, work location, age and other factors such as working in remote areas.
Three new categories and eligible applicants are:
Category A – High-level Foreign Experts in science, hi-tech and special talent:
Category B – Market-Demand Talents:
Category C – Temporary/service market foreign employees:
B·A·L Analysis: Companies applying for foreign employees in one of the pilot regions should prepare for additional processing and document preparation time.
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