-The Foreigners Guide to Work/Hire Legally in China (Tianjin )
-Work Permit Explained, Application Process in China (Tianjin)
In this article we will only cover the case of renewing and altering a work permit with the same employer, in case you are looking for information on how to change employer please refer to our other article: Work Permit, Resident Permit, Change of Employer or City
Important Since the 28/02/2018 all renewal applications will have to be submitted 30 days before work permit expiry date on http://fwp.safea.gov.cn/. In case you miss that limit date, you will have to manually apply for a work permit.
Some applications may need to be started from the scratch and may prevent you from renewing your work permit in time. This may lead to you needing to return home to complete. We strongly advise you to contact the professional HR services offered by our company if you find yourself in this case.
Try not to make a passport change, work permit change, work permit renewal and work permit update at the same time. All these procedures need to follow their own time-flow and changes can result in timing conflicts.
1. Work permit and resident permit renewal
2. Change of the employer situation
3. Change of the employee situation
4. Passport change
5. Tianjin administrations address book (direct link)
Employers: Go to http://fwp.safea.gov.cn/ and apply for work permit renewal.
A new labor contract shall be submitted as well as the scan of actual resident permit, work permit and other relevant documents.
For B category: sub-category "Revenue of more 4 time the average wages" labor bureau will ask for the previous year individual income taxes report* from the tax bureau.
For A-B category: who are getting points with salary; labor bureau may ask for the previous year individual income taxes report* from the tax bureau.
For other categories SAFEA is not asking yet for income taxes report*.
*Inability to provide relevant individual income taxes report from last year may result in cancellation of the work permit and fines.
Present the updated work permit, copy of business license, letter of appointment, and renewal of resident permit form to your local entry-exit administration PSB bureau
2 Change of the employer situation
Any work-unit (employer) information change has to be reported in http://fwp.safea.gov.cn/ in a timely manner. Change of company name, scope, address, business license number and any other change shall be updated into SAFEA system in order to prevent any delay in case of work permit renewal.
3 Change of the employee situation
Change of employee address must be reported when the new address registration permit is emitted.
Alteration to working contract: change of position, change of salary, change of working time, change of working address, shall be written in a new labor contract and the new labor contract shall be registered/updated at http://fwp.safea.gov.cn/
4 Passport change
New passport, change of passport number, name in your passport, passport category have to be reported within 10 working days to labor bureau and public security bureau.
The process is:
Reception of the new passport:
- If you receive it at embassy, they should provide you with a dated letter of deliverance or even better a certificate of passport renewal
- If you receive it by mail you should keep the packaging indicating the date of reception
Obtention of a new bèichákǎ or proof of residency with the new passport number.
Updating employee information with SAFEA http://fwp.safea.gov.cn/
Updating the work permit
Updating the resident permit at your local entry-exit administration PSB
Please not that some local PSB may apply very strictly the 10-day rules, so plan your passport renewal accordingly
This article has been sponsored and written by Tianjin Link. With more than 15 years of experience, Tianjin Link is a Sino-French consultancy joint venture leader in providing business solutions for foreign enterprises.