• Requirements for a work visa application

    The process of the first-time application for 1 Year Work Permit and Residence Permit

    if you are not in China yet

    Step 1. applying for the Z visa in Home country

    Step 2. entering China

    Step 3. Medical checkup

    Step 4. registering at a local police station ( to get Shanghai registration form of temporary residence)

    Step 5. applying for Foreigner’s Work Permit

    Step 6. applying for the Residence permit

    If you are already in China holding a valid visa:

    Step 1. Medical checkup

    Step 2. registering at a local police station ( to get Shanghai registration form of temporary residence)

    Step 3. applying for Foreigner’s Work Permit

    Step 4. applying for the Residence permit

    Required documents from Employee:

    1. Original Passport and valid visa
    2. Resume
    3. Original bachelors or higher diploma
    (if not issued in China, authenticated in your country, in the embassy of your country in China or in our agency)
    4. Original reference letter from a previous employer to prove you have 2 years of full-time working experience (after graduation) related to the current industry and position
    5. Original official non-criminal record certificate from your home country (authenticated in your country, in the embassy of your country in China or in our agency for citizens from Canada, the USA, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Korea, Japan)
    6. Original medical check report
    7. 1 digital photo
    8. Shanghai Registration Form Of Temporary Residence

    Required documents from Employer:

    1. Company’s updated Business License copy (3 in 1 version)
    2. Company Approval Certificate or Record certification copy
    3. 1 request form that needs you and your employer to fill in

  • Extending Work permit and Residence Permit

    with the same employer:

    Required documents from Employee:

    1. Original Passport with a valid work visa
    2. Resume
    3. Original Alien Employment Permit
    (brown booklet) or Foreign Work Permit (blue card)
    4. Copy of the new employment contract
    5. 1 Passport Photographs
    6. Copy of the Shanghai Registration Form Of Temporary Residence

    Required documents from Employer:

    1. Company’s updated Business License copy (3 in 1 version)
    2. 1 request form that your employer needs to fill in
    3. some visa application files prepared by us which your employer must stamp and you sign

  • Renewal of your Work Permit and Residence Permit

    with another employer:

    Required documents from Employee:

    1. Original Passport with a valid work visa
    2. Resume
    3. Original bachelors or higher diploma
    (authenticated)
    4. You current employer must cancel your working permit and give you an original cancel certificate (from the government)
    5. Original release letter from the current company to prove you have already quit (with official stamp)
    6. 3 Passport Photographs
    7. Copy of the Shanghai Registration Form Of Temporary Residence

    Required documents from Employer:

    1. Company’s updated Business License copy (3 in 1 version)
    2. Company Approval Certificate or Record certification copy (only for foreign investment company)
    3. 1 request form that needs you and your employer to fill in.