Official News! Simplified China Work Permit In Guangzhou Attracts More Foreign Employees
By Milly July 25, 2018 2 min read

China keeps welcoming foreigners to work and provides a more simplified procedure when applying for the Work Permit. Among all cities in China, Guangzhou is one step ahead. Guangzhou Foreign Experts Bureau, as it posted on its official website recently, has made several new changes on the permit conditions starting from May 1, 2018. Most of the application work can be done online and more affair centers are established for convenience.

1. More centers for dealing with China Work Permit affairs (Original Documents
2. New measures to simplify China Work Permit formalities (
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Additional information available on the evaluation criteria(category A, B, and C) of requiring a Work Permit in China, please visit:
Additional Information Work Permit

Here are 8 main measures in order to obtain a China Work Permit in Guangzhou:

Measure 1 
Applicants who are selected to China's national plans for high talents can finish the China Work Permit application first-time applying online. Extension and Modification of the Work Permit can also be done online, submitting paper documents are no longer required.

Measure 2
For Category A applicants, their employers are only required to submit the related documents for the China Work Permit application online, paper documents are no longer required.

Measure 3 
Category A applicants no longer need to hand in paper documents when extending their existing Work Permit.

Measure 4 
The procedure for applying for a Work Permit has been shortened by decreasing the number of paper documents needed for first-time applications within Category B and C.

Measure 5 
All procedures of China Work Permit related to cancellation, modification, re-applying can be finished online.

Measure 6 
Applicants can directly submit paper documents for dealing with the affair related to the cancellation of Alien Employment Permit and Foreign Expert Certificate, online pre-review is no longer required.

Measure 7
For foreigners who have ever been granted China Work Permit, when they come to China work again, certificate (diploma) of highest academic degree is not required. If they apply for the same working position as the previous one, job qualification certificate is not required. If the new application is submitted at the time that within the validity of the previous Residence Permit for Work, non-criminal record certificate is not required. 

Measure 8
Making it more efficient for China Work Permit application for Category A applicants, formalities related to cancellation and extension can be finished within 5 working days.

source: HiTouch, Guangzhou Foreign Experts Bureau