updated on Dec. 10, 2017 -
A new policy will
officially go into effect on Feb. 28, 2018. All foreigners
will be required to submit their application to renew their
work permits 30 days ahead of the expiration date, according
to a notice issued by the State Administration of Foreign
Experts (SAFEA) on Dec. 7, 2017. Failure to submit the application
prior to the 30 day cutoff date means you'll be denied renewal
and will be forced to start the work permit application process
from the very beginning.
According to our
experiences, 45-90 days ahead of the expiration date, you
can begin the work visa extension.
Hereafter it is
the FAQs on China work visa extension .
How can i know
if the new ompany is qualified to hire me or not?
Some companies are NOT qualified to hire you, e.g. a Chinese
company who doesn't have the social insurance certificate.
You youself can check with the HR staff or we can help you
communicate with the HR staff.
Do I need to
re-apply the Z visa in HK if I worked before in other city
and moved to Beijing?
No, you don't need to go to HK. Please prepare the transfer
or cancellation letter by the local Labor Bureau where you
worked before. You can get a new Foreigner's
Work Permit in Beijing and in turn a new residence permit
issued in Beijing.
Do I need the
no-criminal record certificate if I worked before out of Beijing?
No, you don't need to provide the police clearance certificate.
But you need to provide the original Bachelor Degree certificate
required for China work visa extension with employing company
To be prepared
by the company
1. 2 copies of the new company's business
2. A copy of foreign
enterprise registration certificate issued by PSB (not
required if it is a Chinese company) - done the annual check
3. A copy of labor contract with the new company
4. Beijing UniPass USB Key
5. Application form for China working license (able to download
after applying on internet by LEEO, please stamp)
6. Visa/residence permit application form (print on both sides
of one page)
7. Letter of Authority
Note: all documents need to be chopped
with the company's seal.
To be prepared
by the foreigner
1. Alien Employment Permit cancellation letter - if it was
NOT issued in Beijing, please provide the transfer or cancellation
letter by the local Labor Bureau
2. Resume Written by yourself (needs to be translated to Chinese
if in a different language)
3. **Original Bachelor (or above)
degree certificate (needs to be translated into Chinese)
4. Three 2-inch photos with white background
5. Original passport
6. A copy of Beijing Registration
Form of Temporary Residence (and original)
Note: Items marked with **
are required only if you worked before
in other cities instead of in Beijing.
to be handed over after completion
Permit for work renewed (stuck on the visa page of your
If your present Chinese visa is not Residence Permit for work
and would like to apply for it, please click China
work visa (Residence Permit) Application