China Work Permit in Tianjin (all you need to know)

China Work Permit in Tianjin (all you need to know)
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Since April 2017, the Expert Certificate and the Working Permit have been unified under a new Foreigner’s Work Permit. China’s goal is to attract more talented and skilled foreigners by making it easier for them to get the work permit and to make it harder for unskilled foreigner newcomers. Therefore, China can attract foreigners who are willing to work in the sectors it needs and helps it growth. This Work Permit is divided into 3 different categories: A, B, C.

Latest updates:

(07/12/2017)-Starting on the 28/02/2018, work permit extension should be submitted 30 days before expiration(click here for more info...)

(01/12/2017)-Some internal source at working bureau informs TianjinLink that in the future they will start to ask your income taxes slips for renewal.


(01/07/2017)-The old local website is still working but nobody will treat your demand.

All demands have to be done on the national website, and company registration has to be done prior to make any renewal or new permit demand (take up to 10 working days).

 -TianjinLink advises the people who are still on the old website to start the process of renewal at least 20 days before the expiration of their work permit.

Business Monday : China Work Permit

Since April 2017, the Expert Certificate and the Working Permit have been unified under a new Foreigner’s Work Permit. China’s goal is to attract more talented and skilled foreigners by making it easier for them to get the work permit and to make it harder for unskilled foreigner newcomers. Therefore, China can attract foreigners who are willing to work in the sectors it needs and helps it growth. This Work Permit is divided into 3 different categories: A, B, C.

Class A

       The class A is aimed at foreign high-level experts. The applicants should meet one of the following criteria:

        -Renown scholars in International social sciences and Natural sciences

       -Renown expert in Research and Development, production, construction or management

       -Famous artists, social activists and coaches

        - Come from an international and prominent institution, professional organization, literature journal

       -Administrator of a senior or middle school institution of higher learning

       -Come from a financial institution, transnational corporation or a medical institution

       -Winner of an international award, winner of China and provincial government award, being into China and provincial talent introduction plan

       -Associate professor (or equivalent) or higher in a scientific research institution or Director of an institution of a key discipline or key project

       -The registered capital of your company is equal or above 5 000 000 yuan and you are a senior in the company

       -Foreign investors or principal partners who set up science and technology or modern service enterprises in Tianjin free trade zone

      -Paying an amount of annual personal income tax above 100 000 yuan

      -National standard points above 85 points

Class B

        The class B is aimed at foreign professional talents. The applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) and have 2 years of work experiences and meet one of the following requirements:

         -Key manager of the company

         -Foreign applicant engaged in scientific research, teaching, management, education, journalism, culture, art… The teachers must hold a foreign language certificate issued by an authoritative institution

         -Foreign applicant who has participated in agreements between the Chinese and a foreign government, or international organizations and sino-foreign economic and trade contracts in Tianjin

         -Applicant holding a master’s degree or a professional certificate that is needed by the Chinese government

         -National standards point above 60 points

Class C

         The class C is aimed at unskilled workers. The applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher), have 1 year of work experience meet one of the following requirements:

         -Foreign personnel applying to work in one of Tianjin’s company

         -Artist, Athlete, television personal… staying in the country for less than 90 days

         -Being a part of an academic research and scientific research exchange staying in the country for less than 90 days

         -Graduated in Tianjin or a well-known foreign university

         -Fit the need of the city of Tianjin

         -National standards point below 60 points


What does the score in the point system depend on?

-The qualifications related to the field in which the foreigner is going to work

-The annual salary

-The level of education

-The number of years of experience

-Annual working time

-Chinese level

-The part of China in which the foreigner is going to work

-The age

-The reputation of the school where the foreigner studied or of the company in which he worked


What's new with the new Work Permit?

-The license form has to be submitted and approved online

-It is now free to apply or renew it

-The approval period has also changed. A class A work permit applicant will have to wait approximately 5 days while class B and class C work permit applicants will have to wait approximately 10-15 days


What are the conditions to apply

-The applicant must be between 18 and 60 (It can go over 60 for a type A applicant)

-The applicant must be in good health

-The applicant must provide a certificate of no criminal record (Only for the new applicants)

-The employer has to be in China


What documents are required for the new applications?

-The Application form

-Highest education degree, translated and notarized (not required for a type A applicant)

(The people renewing their working permit don't need to provide this document)

-Certificate of no criminal record, stamped, translated and notarized (not required for an A work permit, but the applicant has to promise that he has never committed a crime and will not commit one in china)(The people renewing their working permit don't need to provide this document)

-Health certificate

-Job offer letter or Employment contract

-Working experience letter (not required for a type A applicant)

-Passport, Visa or Residence permit

-If you belong to class A, any other qualification proof

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