are officially employed and would like to outsource the China
work visa application to a professional, knowledgeable company
to do the paper-mountain work, or you want to avoid the visa
run outside of China for the Z visa application, Beijing LEEO can help you out
with our expertise services.
Below it is the
information for the China Residence Permit application. For
Residence Permit extension in China (including changing the
employer), please click China
work visa (Residence Permit) Extension
Hereafter, it is
the FAQs about China work visa application.
What's the age
limit for China work visa applicants?
It is from 24 years' old to 60 years' old for both male and
female foreigners. However, there is some flexibility in these
Do I need to
do the background check/ get criminal record when applying
for China work visa?
Yes, you do need. Right after the new Chinese Immigration
Law came into effect in July 1, 2013 that the first-time China
work visa applicants need to provide the recent no-criminal
record certificates in their own country. If the foreigner
worked before outside of Beijing, he/she needs to provide
the police clearance certificate to renew his/her work visa
in Beijing (change the employer). However, to renew the work
visa (residence permit) in Beijing, you don't need to provide
need I take when applying for a Z visa in Hong Kong or my
Normally speaking, Notification
Letter of Work Permit, the company's business license
and the company's official letter are enough. But a few Chinese
embassies/ consulates do require the applicants' health check
reports. You can take one copy of the health check report
in case it is required. From March 28, 2017 on, Z visa notification
letters are NOT required any longer, which can save 1 week's
If you are already in Beijing, China, we can help you get
the residence permit for work without you leaving China mainland.
Is China Z visa
a multiple-entry visa?
No. It is only a ONE-entry visa, with which you are required
to have it changed to a 1-year multiple-entry residence permit
within 30 days after entering into China mainland.
Do I need to
do the health check to get the China work visa (residence
permit)? Where can I do the health check in Beijing?
Yes. To reside in Beijing for more than 6 months (to work,
to study, family union, to be a journalist), you need to do
the health check in the appointed hospital. In Beijing there
is only one hospital that you can do it. Please refer to the
following link for more details. http://www.cn-visa.com/health_check.asp
Do I need the
Bachelor degree certificate and 2-year work experience to
apply for a work visa in Beijing?
Yes. You are required to provide the documents. The Bachelor
degree certificates (or above) are subject to notarization
How can I get
the registration form of temporary residence as it is reqired
to process the China work visa application?
Foreigners are required to register in the local police station
within 24 hours of arrival. When you get a new visa or move
to a new place, you need to redo it.
If you are staying at a hotel or hostel, the staff there will
automatically do it for you. If you ask, they will give you
the form. Please make sure they stamp it with the hotel or
If you are renting an apartment or staying with your friends,
you need to go to the local police station yourself. Normally,
you are required to take the following documents:
* Apartment rental contract
* For the first time registration, you'd better ask your landlord
to come with you. Or at least take one copy of the landlord's
My spouse and
children want to stay with me while I work in Beijing. How
can they apply for the visas?
Marriage certificate and birth certificate(s) are required,
which are subject to notarization and accreditation, if they
are issued out of China. They can finally get the same-length
residence permits for alien employee's family members.
For more questions,
please contact us.
Below it is the requirements for the first-time application
of China work visa.
Documents required to Apply for Residence Permits:
be prepared by the company
1. 1 copy of the company business
2. Username and passpord for Service System for Foreigners Working in China
3. Original labor contract (needs to be translated to
Chinese if in a different language)
4. Visa/residence permit application form (print on both sides
of one page)
5. Application form for China working license (able to download
after applying on internet by LEEO, please stamp)
6. Two copies of Letter of Authority - refer to Sample VI
Note: all documents need to be chopped
with the company' seal.
be prepared by the foreigner
1. Resume of the applicant (needs to be translated to Chinese
if in a different language)
2. Original Bachelor (or above) degree certificate, subject
to notarization and accreditation (needs to be translated
3. 2-year or above work experience reference letter by the
company you ever worked for after graduation (translated to
4. No-criminal record certificate issued by the authority
in the foreigner's own country, subject to notarization and
5. Original passport
6. 2 Passport photos with white background
7. Health check
reports in duplicate (original)
8. A copy of Registration
Form of Temporary Residence (and original)
Done in Beijing
Letter of Work Permit Application in Beijing Administration
of Foreign Experts Affairs
Work Permit application in Beijing Administration of Foreign
Residence Permit for work application in Beijing Municipal
Public Security Bureaue
The diagram is based on the information directly from relevant
authorities in Beijing. There may be some changes from time
to time. Please be advised the diagram is only for your reference.
You can directly contact us for updated information.
to be handed over after completion
Residence Permit for work (stuck on the visa page of your
For other special
cases and emergent cases, please feel free to