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VISA & WORK PERMIT

How to work it China

Valid for 12 or 24 months, renewable
Residence Visa
Family can also accompany holder
Setting up a WFOE or RO enables you to apply

CHINA VISA SERVICES

Which situation count as a short-term working (Z) Visa?

  • Foreigners come to China for employment or for some official Post
  • Foreigner (Employed and assigned by a foreign enterprise) comes to Chinese Co-operation Company to finish some technical, scientific research, the management or guidance job
  • Foreigners come to Chinese sports club/organization to have a trial (including coach and athlete)
  • Foreigners come to China for a film shooting (including advertisement film and documentary film)
  • Foreigners come to China for a fashion show (including model)
  • Foreign performance (for commercial performance)

Residence permit | Work Permit

  • According to the Chinese immigration policy, For the first time when you apply for the Work permit and Residence permit, you have to show up (the second time no need to show up) in the government to take a digital picture, they need to confirm you are the same person of the passport holder then the officer will accept your visa application.

Getting a China visa

In order to work and reside in China, you must obtain a working visa, also called a Z visa. Since September 2013, the Chinese government restricted their working visa policies, making the work visa probably the hardest visa to obtain. Corporation China will assist in obtaining the appropriate visa and work permits for foreign employees who are going to work in the WFOE. Overall, the best options (including multiple entries) are one year Employment Visas and Work Permits. The initial approval requires a Physical Examination and the entire process takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

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CHINA VISA SERVICES

Corporation China will assist in obtaining the appropriate visa and work permits for foreign employees, business owners, visitors, and etc.

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VISA VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

As a complement to our immigration services, Corporation China provides clients with a range of benefits and value services at no cost. Such as scheduled immigration alerts.

VISA APPLICATION SUPPORT

Our staff of Visa Experts will assist in obtaining the appropriate visa and work permits for foreign employees who will be working in China.

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SPECIALIZED TEAM

Corporation China has continuously geared our principles to prioritizing our client’s needs and valuing the commitment of excellence to the Corporate Services.

VISA & WORK AND RESIDENCE PERMIT

Z VISA

A work visa is required for entrepreneurs who have registered a company in China, as well as for the official stay in the country of foreign employees working in this company.

WORK PERMIT

After applying for a work visa, you must obtain the Work Permit and Residence Permit.

Residence permit

Our experts will help you with paperwork at all stages. We will render you all kinds of assistance in the preparation of documents, legalization, and escort in necessary instances.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Passport or ID

2 photos (3.3 x 4.8 cm on a white background)​

Medical examination (Appointment and go to the Clinic)

Medical examination result (4 days after the Examination)

Types of Chinese Visas

What is the major purpose of your visit to China and which is the most appropriate visa category for your application.

Major Purpose of Visit Visa Categories Description of Visa
Exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities F Issued to those who are invited to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.
Commerce & Trade M Issued to those who are invited to China for commercial and trade activities.
As a tourist L Issued to those who are going to travel to China for tourism.

 

Employment Z Issued to those taking up a post or employment, or giving commercial performances, in China.
Commercial performances
Transit G Issued to those who are going to transit through China en route to a third country (or region).
As a crew member or a motor vehicle driver C Issued to foreign crew members of aircraft, trains and ships, motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, and also to the accompanying family members of the above-mentioned ships’ crew members.
As a student X1 Issued to those intending to study in China for a period of more than 180 days.
X2 Issued to those intending to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days.
As an introduced talent R Issued to those who are high-level qualified talents or whose skills are urgently needed by China.
As a journalist J1 Issued to resident foreign journalists/media staff of foreign news organizations stationed in China. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.
J2 Issued to foreign journalists/media staff on temporary news coverage missions. The intended duration of stay in China is limited to no more than 180 days.
Permanent Residence D Issued to those who are going to reside in China permanently.

 Last update: May 2019. 

TOTAL SUPPORT Services:

Our professional are experts in all areas of Human Resource services ranging from Payroll, Recruitment, Labor Law, Salary Tax Calculation, Insurance and many other services related to all types of company structures such as WOFE (Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise), JV (Joint Ventures), RO (Representative Offices, etc. makes of us one of the leading HR service firms of China and the world.

CHINA VISA FAQ

1. How to get a visa to China and how long does it take?

Corporation China will assist in obtaining the appropriate visa and work permits for foreign employees who will be working in the WFOE. Employment Visa’s and Work Permits are good for one year and include multiple entries. The initial approval requires a Physical Examination and the entire process takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

2. If I start working in China does my family get a Visa?

Yes , you can bring your whole family with you.

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Whats needed to start a trading company in China

1. Do your homework.
find out more about the market and if your services or products will do well in China
[ contact a company like Brand Asia that can help you with market research ]

2. Pick a location
Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou are the major business and industrial centers. The type of business may require you set up in one of these cities. Shanghai counts for one-third of China's GDP and also easy to find staff that speak good English

3. Choose a Chinese Company Structure

Before registering you need to decide what type of business entity to register. The most common for foreign Investment are Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WOFE), Representative Offices (RO) and Joint Ventures

4. Develop a business plan.
A detailed business plan is crucial because once the government approves it, you will be able to operate only within the business scope, but that can also be changed if needed

5. Organize the necessary documents.
The documents you'll need to register for a Company will vary from place to place but mostly is just a few passport and company information.

6. Trademark your intellectual property.
Intellectual property violations can be an issue for foreign investors in China.
Trademark is a first to serve the system and is a simple process

7. Open a Bank Account
Once your company is established, you will need to open a bank account and also apply for a tax invoice ( Fapioa) machine

8. Hire staff (if required)
Hiring staff in China might seem complex ,our Yingke HR Division can help

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Documentation requirements to open a China Trading Company

SET UP AS AN INDIVIDUAL
  • A scan of your passport
  • A Personal Bank Reference Letter
  • Choose a name for the your China WFOE
  • Choose a location for the company in China

SET UP AS A HONGKONG COMPANY
  • Notarized copy of Passport of Director and Company Registration Certificate
  • Hong Kong Company Registration Certificate
  • Hong Kong Company Bank Reference Letter
  • The Hong Kong Company will then be the Holding Company for the WFOE We can set up a Hong Kong Company in about 5 days

SET UP AS A COMPANY
  • A Passport Scan of the Director(s)
  • A Certificate of Company incorporation
  • A Company Bank Reference Letter – stating no bad record
  • All Documents need to be notarized by the Chinese Embassy.

Bank Account

Opening a China Bank Account

Opening a China Bank Account is a post-licensing service. Corporation China has the knowledge to assist your company during the Bank Account Opening Process. We can Guarantee the China Bank account as we have a partnership with most of the top banks in China. The bank you chose is at your discretion but most of our clients have chosen Bank of China or HSBC. You may contact us for more information about opening a Bank Account and the required documentation must be provided to the Bank during the Process. 

 

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