Work Permit and Residence Permit Application Guidelines

2020/9/18

Work Permit and Residence Permit Application Guidelines

 

If you are now out of mainland China and have no valid visa or residence permit, please go to Section One.

If you are now in mainland China and have a valid visa or residence permit, please go to Section Two.

 

Section One

1.     Application of Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit

Before you enter mainland China to commence your employment with Shantou University, you need to obtain the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit issued by China’s Bureau of Foreign Experts as part of the recruitment procedures as well as visa application requirements. For detailed guidelines on documents required for the work permit notification letter application, please check the document lists shown below.

1.1.            If you are employed by Shantou University as Professor, Associate Professor, Researcher, Associate Researcher, Post-doctoral Fellow or Senior Executive, please go to the ‘List of Required Documents for Work Permit Application of Foreign Employee in Category A’ Stream.

1.2.            If you are employed by Shantou University as Lecturer, Teaching Assistant or Administrative Staff, please go to the ‘List of Required Documents for Work Permit Application of Foreign Employee in Category B’ Stream.

2.     Work Visa Application

Upon receiving the electronic copy of the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit, you can start the work visa (type: Z) application at local Chinese Embassy or Consulate General with such letter, your passport and other documents required. For detailed instructions onvisa application, please contact the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General for enquiry. Please be aware that the Notification Letter of Foreigner’s Work Permit has a validity of 3 months from date of issuing.

3.     Entry and Arrival in Shantou University

Upon your entry with the Z visa and arrival in Shantou University, you need to report to duty to the Human Resources Department and finish the rest of recruitment procedures including registration in the International Office of Shantou University and local police station with the visa and entry information (i.e. the latest entry stamp by the Chinese immigration inspection authority) shown on your passport.

4.     Work Permit and Residence Permit Application

You are required to apply for both the work permit and residence permit (for work purpose) WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ENTRY INTO MAINLAND CHINA. The detailed instructions on work and residence permit applications are shown below.

4.1.            Work Permit Application

The International Office can apply on your behalf for the work permit with the additional documents from you including your passport with valid work visa, work contract with Shantou University and physical examination record issued by the International Travel Healthcare Center in Shantou.

4.2.            Residence Permit Application

You need to go in person to the exit and entry administration authority of the Public Security Bureau (PSB) in Shantou forresidence permit (for work purpose) application with the required documents shown in the ‘List of Required Documents for Residence Permit (for work purpose) Application’.

The application will be processed and completed in normally 10 – 15 working days, subject to the issuer, with chargesranging from RMB 400/person (for less than 1 year), RMB 800/person (for 1 year or above but less than 3 years) to RMB 1,000/person (for 3 – 5 years), payable when the residence permit is issued and collected.

Once the application is accepted, a residence permit application receipt will be issued to you as evidence of the legality of your stay in China whereby you may use ONLY IN MAINLAND CHINA as a temporary ID for travelling (e.g. hotel/train/flight booking and check-in/out) in mainland China during the period when your passport is held in the PSB for residence permit application.

 

Section Two

1.     Application of Foreigner’s Work Permit

Before you commence your employment with Shantou University, you need to obtain the workpermit issued by China’s Bureau of Foreign Experts as part of the recruitment procedures as well as visa application requirements. For detailed guidelines on documents required for the work permit application, please check the document lists shown below.

1.1.            If you are employed by Shantou University as Professor, Associate Professor, Researcher, Associate Researcher, Post-doctoral Fellow or Senior Executive, please go to the ‘List of Required Documents for Work Permit Application of Foreign Employee in Category A’ Stream.

1.2.            If you are employed by Shantou University as Lecturer, Teaching Assistant or Administrative Staff, please go to the ‘List of Required Documents for Work Permit Application of Foreign Employee in Category B’ Stream.

2.     Arrival in Shantou University

Upon your arrival in Shantou University with the work permit obtained, you need to report to duty to the Human Resources Department and finish the rest of recruitment procedures including registration in the International Office of Shantou University and local police station with the current visa/residence permit and entry information (i.e. the latest entry stamp by the Chinese immigration inspection authority) shown on your passport.

3.     Residence Permit Application

You are required to apply for the residence permit (for work purpose) WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ARRIVAL IN SHANTOU UNIVERSITY. The detailed instructions on work permit application are shown below.

You need to go in person to the exit and entry administration authority of the Public Security Bureau (PSB) in Shantou for residence permit (for work purpose) application with the required documents shown in the ‘List of Required Documents for Residence Permit (for work purpose) Application’.

The application will be processed and completed in normally 10 – 15 working days, subject to the issuer, with charges ranging from RMB 400/person (for less than 1 year), RMB 800/person (for 1 year or above but less than 3 years) to RMB 1,000/person (for 3 – 5 years), payable when the residence permit is issued and collected.

Once the application is accepted, a residence permit application receipt will be issued to you as evidence of the legality of your stay in China whereby you may use ONLY IN MAINLAND CHINA as a temporary ID for travelling (e.g. hotel/train/flight booking and check-in/out) in mainland China during the period when your passport is held in the PSB for residence permit application.


List of Required Documents for Residence Permit (for work purpose) Application.doc

List of Required Documents for Work Permit Application of Foreign Employee in Category A.doc

List of Required Documents for Work Permit Application of Foreign Employee in Category B.doc


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