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Based on the Principle of Local Management, the units proposing to employ foreign experts should submit application to the local Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs at the prefecture level. But this does not apply to the employment of foreign experts by the subordinate units of the departments, committees and offices of the central and the provincial governments, in which case the application should be submitted to the provincial Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.

Handling Departments of Foreign Experts Certificate and Foreign Experts Working Permit in China
2012-06-06 10:20:40

 

Units

Address of the Handling Counter

Contact Person

Telephone

Zhejiang Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 202, Building 3, 32 Baochu Road, Hangzhou

Zhang Chenyi
Xi Lingping

0571-87051076
0571-87052536

Hangzhou Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 1316, Jinhui Mansion, 73 Moganshan Road, Hangzhou

Zhang Xihong
Zhang Xinzhen

0571-88392816
0571-85252608

Ningbo Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 309, Building 1, 91 North Jiefang Road, Ningbo

Chen Chuanben

0574-87186224

Wenzhou Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 645, 6th Floor, Main Building of Wenzhou Executive Administration Center, Wenzhou

Cai Shiwei

0577-88967822

Huzhou Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 508, Building 2, Huzhou Administration Building, Huzhou

Fu Yudan

0572-2398730

Shaoxing Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 507, Government Building, Shaoxing

Yu Ping

0575-85141274

Jinhua Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 804, Government Building, Jinhua

Wang Chaoyang

0579-82469660

Taizhou Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 1249, Government Building, Taizhou

Zhu Changzheng

0576-88511930

Quzhou Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

Room 403, Bureau of Labor and Social Security, Hehuasan Road, Quzhou

Wang Hongling

0570-3085033


Documents required for the Foreign Experts Working Permits in China
1. The application report of the employing work unit;
2. Foreign Experts Working Permit Application Form in duplicate;
3. Resume (including study and working experiences) both in Chinese and in English;
4. Photocopy and Chinese version of the highest diploma or degree or of the professional qualification certificates;
5. Photocopy of the business certificates of the units employing foreign experts in the fields of economy and technology, and photocopy of the qualification certificates of the units employing foreign experts in the fields of culture and education;
6. Photocopy of valid passport of the foreign experts;
7. A health certificate issued either by a foreign medical institution authenticated by Chinese embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country or by the health and quarantine department designated by the Chinese government. In the case of having difficulty in preparing these documents outside China, it is allowed to provide the documents when applying for the Foreign Experts Certificates after coming to China.
8. Employment agreement or contract.(Foreign experts employed in the field of culture and education also need to provide the photocopy of the qualification certificates of the employing unit.)

Definition of Foreign Experts
The working fields of foreign experts can be divided into two types: the field of economy and technology, and the field of culture and education

Foreign experts in the field of economy and technology refer to the senior managerial personnel and senior professional or technological personnel employed (or invited) to provide technological, managerial or other professional services in the government, enterprises, and institutions of China.

Foreign experts in the field of culture and education refer to the foreign professional and technological personnel or managerial personnel in the field of education, scientific research, journalism, publication, culture, arts, medical services, and physical education. Also included are foreign experts engaged in professional cooperative studies and foreign teachers of language teaching.

Foreign experts usually should have a Bachelor’s degree or above, and five years or more related work experiences. Language teachers should have a Bachelor’s degree or above, and two years or more related work experiences. In case of the foreign technological personnel or managerial personnel with specialized skills and in great shortage in China, they are not restricted by the degree requirements and can apply for the status of foreign experts, too.

Procedures of Employing Foreign Experts in the Fields of Culture and Education
1. The working units qualified to employ foreign experts should apply to the competent authority for approval of employment;
2. Go to the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs for the Foreign Experts Working Permit
3. Go to the Department of Foreign Affairs of Zhejiang Provincial Government for Authorized Notification Form for Visa Application;
4. Mail the Foreign Experts Working Permit and the Authorized Notification Form for Visa Application to the foreign expert to be employed, who then should go to the Chinese embassy or consulate in a foreign country to apply for Z visa with his or her passport and the aforementioned documents.
5. Upon entry into China, the foreign expert should go to the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs for his or her Foreign Experts Certificate.
6. The foreign expert can go to the public security bureau for Residence Permit for Foreigners with his or her Foreign Experts Certificate and other related documents

Procedures of Employing Foreign Experts in the Fields of Economy and Technology
1. Regular procedures: The employing unit should apply to the provincial Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (or municipal Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs authorized by the provincial Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) for the Foreign Experts Working Permit. Afterwards, the Foreign Experts Working Permit and an invitation letter from the employing unit are mailed to the foreign expert, who should bring his or her passport, working permit and the invitation letter to the Chinese embassy or consulate to apply for Z visa. Upon his or her entry into China, he or she should go to the public security bureau to apply for the residence permit.
2. Express procedures: If a foreign expert cannot apply for Z visa before entry due to special circumstances, he or she could enter China with L visa or F visa, and then go to the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs to apply for the Foreign Experts Certificate. Afterwards he or she can go to the public security bureau with the Foreign Experts Certificate and other documents to apply for the residence permit.

Documents required for a new Foreign Experts Certificate
1. For those who have already had the Foreign Experts Working Permit:
(1) The second copy of Foreign Experts Working Permit;
(2) Photocopy of a valid passport and the working permit;
(3) Three two-inch color photos without a hat;
(4) Photocopy of the employment contract;
(5) Photocopy of the Health Certificate issued by Health and Quarantine Department;
(6) Photocopy of the insurance documents of medical care for foreign experts, with the insurance period no less than the valid period of the Foreign Experts Certificate;
(7) The accompanying family members should provide the above documents numbered 2, 3, 5, and 6. Non-adults under the age of 18 need not provide the document No. 5.
There is no need to provide the documents numbered 4 and 5 again if they have already been submitted for the application of working permit.

2. For those who have not had the Foreign Experts Working Permit (applies to the field of economy and technology only)
(1) Application report of the employing unit (specifying the basic information of the applicant, reasons for the application, content and period of the application);
(2) Application form of Foreign Experts Certificate (Economy and Technology) in duplicate;
(3) Resume (including study and working experiences) in both Chinese and English;
(4) Photocopy and Chinese version of the highest diploma or degree or of the professional qualification certificates;
(5) Photocopy of the business certificate of the employing unit;
(6) Photocopy of a valid passport and visa;
(7) Photocopy of the Health Certificate issued by the Health and Quarantine Department;
(8) Employment contract;
(9) Three 2-inch color photos without a hat;
(10) Photocopy of the insurance documents of medical care for foreign experts, with the insurance period no less than the valid period of the Foreign Experts Certificate;
(11) The accompanying family members should provide the above documents numbered 6, 7, 9 and 10. Non-adults under the age of 18 need not provide the document No. 7.

3. For those who transfer from other working units in China
(1) Application report of the employing unit (specifying the basic information of the applicant, reasons for the application, content and period of the application);
(2) Application form of Foreign Experts Certificate (according to the working field of either economy and technology or culture and education) in duplicate;
(3) The original copy of the proof of a terminated contract between the applicant and his or her former working unit;
(4) Photocopy of a valid passport and visa or of a residence certificate;
(5)Resume (including study and working experiences) in both Chinese and English;
(6) Photocopy and Chinese version of the highest diploma or degree or of the professional qualification certificates;
(7) The working unit proposing to employ a foreign expert in the field of economy and technology should provide photocopy of its business certificate; while that in the field of culture and education should provide the photocopy of its qualification certificate and the verification proof issued by the competent authority at the provincial level or the units authorized by the competent authority at the provincial level;
(8) Photocopy of the Health Certificate issued by Health and Quarantine Department;
(9) Photocopy of the employment contract;
(10) Three two-inch color photos without a hat;
(11) Photocopy of the insurance documents of medical care for foreign experts, with the insurance period no less than the valid period of the Foreign Experts Certificate;
(12) The accompanying family members should provide the above documents numbered 4, 8, 10 and 11. Non-adults under the age of 18 need not provide the document No. 8.


Cancellation of the Foreign Experts Certificate
Upon expiration of the contract or the agreed service term, if the employing unit has no intention to renew the contract, or the contract between the employing unit and the foreign expert is terminated due to other reasons, the employing unit should urge the foreign expert or arrange agents to help cancel the issued Foreign Experts Certificate in the issuing departments.

Documents required for the application for the extension of Foreign Experts Certificate
1. A formal letter on the extension by the employing unit (specifying the reason and length of the extension, and the change in information about the foreign expert);
2. Application form of Foreign Experts Certificate (according to the working field of either economy and technology or culture and education) in duplicate (download: in the menu of Foreign Experts at www.zjrs.gov.cn);
3. Photocopy of a valid passport and visa or a residence certificate;
4. A valid Foreign Experts Certificate;
5. Photocopy of the employment contract;
6. The working unit proposing to employ a foreign expert in the field of culture and education should provide the verification proof issued by the competent authority at the provincial level or the units authorized by the competent authority at the provincial level;
7. Three 2-inch color photos without a hat;
8. Photocopy of the insurance documents of medical care for foreign experts, with the insurance period no less than the valid period of the Foreign Experts Certificate;
9. The accompanying family members should provide the above documents numbered 3, 7 and 8.


Website of Zhejiang Provincial Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs
http://www.zjafea.gov.cn/expert/index.do

 

 

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