CHINA WORKING PREMIT SERVICE
CHINA VISA AND RESIDENT SERVICE
CHINA VISA SERVICE
Introduction to P.R.China visa resident service
We provide China Visa support and a variety of consulting
services to foreigners who wish to enter, work, invest or reside
in P.R.China. The visa rules in China are strict always. Each
application of visa is different, long and complicated. Your
application may be denied due to various reasons. To ensure the
application is properly prepared and submitted, please contact
us for more information.
So avoid the hassle of having to handle it yourself, we are here
to help you!
We provide this visa service base in Shanghai, Shenzhen and
Beijing of China. We have been providing China visa support
and a variety of consulting services to foreign expats and
foreign companies for over 8 years. Our services include:
consultancy of China visa and work permit, assistance with
documents preparation, filing of application, process
planning, translation of documents, etc. We also take care
of the family members' visa to China.
Please note we are not the consulate or government
authority. The final application result is made by the China
Why choose us?
We make your visa application smooth:
We are passionate about working closely with you to help
with your application. We will explain the rules, procedures
ad requirements, assist with preparation and cordination of
l Experienced and reliable
Our consultant team is very experienced and familiar with
the requirements of the authorities. We deal with various
visa questions every day. Therefore, we are able to provide
the best possible and reliable suggestions and solutions
that fit in the visa application, to ensure your application
of visa is properly prepared and submitted, and your
application is legal.
l One-stop services
We combine your needs in One-stop and look forward to work
as your long term visa consultant in China. Just give us a
call or email, and we will handle the rest of work for you!
How do I order?
Choose the visa service you need according to our
categories. You can contact us by phone or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Email will be appreciated. We close our
phones at 18:00 our time, if order late please contact us
the next day; if you are outside of China please email us at
email@example.com. We will check email first thing the next
day and response quickly.
Our service flow
e Choose the visa service you need and contact us
e Confirmation of our quotation and provide the initial
documents as required
e We assist to preparing all the application documents and
e We handle all the necessary procedures
What is our service fee?
Service fees are different depending on each case. Let us
know your visa service request and we will provide a
If there is any “service issue” or complaint, please let us
know. You can contact us by phone or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not know a problem, we cannot
fix it next time.
- Fresh new application for working visa and permit (1-2
Information Our Services Requirements Documents Processing
Any foreigner who wants to work in China must obtain the
China Work Permit and the Residence Permit (collectively
called "Working Visa or Working Permission") before you can
legally work here in China. Holders of the Chinese Working
Visa are allowed to leave and return to China without any
additional visas as long as the permits are valid.
Typically the Work Permit and the Residence Permit will be
12 months valid and can be renewed before expiration when
you keep working or residing in China. However, we are able
to assist to get a longer Work Permit and Residence Permit
if you and you company in China can meet certain
requirements (such as at least 3 million USD of paid in
Holders of Chinese M visa, L visa, G visa or C visa, foreign
students in China or accompanying family members of holders
of Chinese working visa are not allowed to work in China.
Exit and Entry Administration Law of the China, effective
Article 41 “Foreigners who work in China shall obtain work
permits and residence permits for work in accordance with
Circular of the Ministry of Labor on Implementing the
Provisions on Administration of Employment of Foreigners in
In case any foreigner who is employed by a foreign company
and get paid from such foreign company is assigned to work
in China and the period of work in China is accumulatively
more than 3 months (inclusive), he/she will be deemed as
work in China. He/she shall apply a Chinese Z visa, work
permit and residence permit from Chinese authorities.
Further, please note the following:
1. During the process, foreigners are required to leave
China to go to the Chinese consulate or embassy at their
home country to apply for the Z visa and then return to
China later to apply for the Work Permit and the Residence
Permit. The Z visa is a temporary working visa, issued by
the Chinese consulate to enable the foreigner to enter China
to complete the rest application for the Work Permit and the
Residence Permit. Z visa is valid for only 30 days from the
date of entry, during which you and your sponsoring company
must apply for the Work Permit and the Residence Permit for
you. Please note that holders of such a Z visa can only work
for the company sponsoring the visa. If you get caught
working for any other company in any form, you may face
having the visa revoked and risks being deported.
2. However, if you are the legal representative of the
company (WFOE or Chinese company), we may be able to assist
you to apply for the Work Permit directly and change your
tourist visa (L visa) or business visa (M visa) into the
Residence Permit in China directly without leaving China
(depending on the nationality). Further, depending on your
nationality, we are able to help you to apply Z visa from
the Chinese embassy in Hong Kong through a 24 hours turn
Please contact us first when you need Z visa service from
If you need the China Working Visa (Work Permit and
Residence Permit), we can help you with all the application
Our services are as follows:
- We will assist to prepare all the application documents
for you, including forms and a translation of all the
documents into Chinese.
- We will handle all working visa related formalities,
including the Alien Employment License, Z visa invitation
letter, the Alien Work Permit and the Residence Permit. We
will also arrange the health check for you.
- We will make a time table according to your travel
schedule so that you can travel during the application
- We can assist to get a 24 hours turn-around Z visa from
Hong Kong – depending on the case.
- We will also take care of China visa for your family
Simply contact us, and we will take care of the rest of work
For more information, please feel free to contact us.
1. Healthy, and can pass the China health check
2. Having a Chinese employer entity or representative office
3. Minimum 2 years relevant working experience suitable for
the proposed position
4. No criminal records
5. Valid passport, with at least six months of remaining
validity and at least 2 blank visa pages
6. Male: 18-60 years old, Female: 18-55 years
7. At least bachelor or similar education degree
Further, please note that each application is different,
long and complicated. The application may be denied due to
various reasons, such as difficult to get documents chopped,
lack of working experience, insufficient qualification, etc.
To ensure the application documents are properly prepared
and submitted, please consult with our consultants for more
We need the following documents from you:
2. Your resume
3. Education degree certificate
4. Passport-size photo
5. Working experience certification(s) from your previous
6. Local police registration certification (we can organize
7. Chinese Health Certificate (we can organize for you)
8. No criminal certificate (depending on the case)
For the following documents, we will organize directly with
your employer in China:
1. Business License of Chinese company (or Representative
Office Registration Certificate)
2. Organizational Code Certificate
3. Certificate of Approval (if applicable)
4. Representative Certificate, if applicable (only when you
are attached to a representative office)
5. Employment or assignment certification
6. Application forms and documents as required by the
authorities in each case
Once you have the documents in order please scan and email
them to us for review prior to sending them.
The above list is part of application documents and for
reference only. We will provide a full Checklist upon your
confirmation to proceed. Further, each application is
different. The Chinese authorities may request additional
documents during the examination of an application which are
not mentioned in the above standard list. Our clients are
hereby informed that submitting the above mentioned
documents does not guarantee automatic approval of the
Time: around 2 months
Please note that the application process is long. During the
application period, you need to watch the validity of the
China visa you are holding to ensure your activities and
staying in China is legal. Keep in mind you must have a
valid visa not only to enter China, but also to leave China.
Overstay is illegal and will cause serious penalty and
influence on the future visa application in China. Let us
know when you get stuck. We can assist you to extend the
visa for another 1-2 months.
Exit and Entry Administration Law of the China, effective
Article 78 “Foreigners who reside in China illegally shall
be warned; where circumstances are serious, they shall be
fined 500 Yuan per day and not more than 10,000 Yuan in
total, or be detained for more than five days and less than
The above is standard time frame in regular circumstances
and starts from the date of completion of required
documents, and does not include additional time spent on
documents delivery, unforeseeable events such as additional
queries raised by the Chinese authorities, difficulty to get
necessary documents signed and so on.
Our Services categories
Chinese Working Visa and Permit:
- Fresh new application for working visa and permit (1-2 years)
- Transfer to a new company
- Extension application
- Cancel work permit and visa
- Application for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan citizen
Chinese Z Visa from Hong Kong - 24 hours turn-around
Chinese Tourism Visa (L Visa)
Chinese Business Visa (M Visa)
Official Invitation Letter for China Business Visa
Chinese Visa Upon Arrival
Work permit samples
Invitation letter samples
We handle all the necessary procedures
We prepare all the application documents
Provide us with the necessary initial document as...
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1. Do I have to go to the immigration office when apply for the
Residence Permit later?
Yes, foreigners and their accompanying family members above 18
years old (inclusive) must go to the Chinese immigration office
when apply for the Residence Permit.
2. What kind of entity can be the employer in China?
Your employer in China can be WFOE, local company, branch
office, representative office or a Chinese entity where you are
assigned to work.
3. What if my visa expired and overstay in Shanghai, what can I
do and how much fine should I pay?
It depends. According to the Chinese immigration law, foreigners
who over stay their Chinese visas will be charged a penalty of
RMB 500 per day (maximum up to RMB10,000) or be detained for
more than 5 days and less than 15 days. We suggest you contact
us immediately. If it is handled in time and properly, it is
possible to avoid penalties and liability. Otherwise, as the
time goes late, everything will get more difficult to handle.
4. Do you know if 24 hours turnaround is possible on an M
business visa from Hong Kong?
Yes. For some countries (such as USA, UK, Australian) we can
assist you to get an M visa within 24 hours from Hong Kong
5. If I lost my passport in Shanghai, what should I do?
You should go to the Shanghai immigration office to report lost
as soon as possible and a lost report will be issued to you.
Then you can go to your Consulate in Shanghai to apply for a new
passport and get a re-issued visa from the Shanghai immigration
6. Tourist visa expiration - I'm currently in Shanghai under
tourist visa. I have found a job already but the company will
help me apply for the work visa a couple of days after my
tourist visa expires. So should i get an extension on my tourist
It is illegal for foreigners to stay in China after the China
visa expires. You need to extend the tourist visa before the
work visa is granted. In Shanghai, the tourist visa can be
extended 30 days at a time but can only be extended just once.
Let us know which city you are based in China to see there is
any further we can help.
7. How to change student visa to anything else? I have currently
student visa for mainland China which will expire soon. I am not
going to study the second semester and am looking for job now.
But since I am not sure to have found one before my visa expire
You have 2 options in relation to your student visa:
- change it to a business visa, you need to leave China to apply
for a new business visa.
-change it to a tourist visa up to 3 months, you need to have
your school in Shanghai issue an application letter to the Visa
Office. The application letter needs to set out your reasons for
staying in China; for example you wish to apply for a period to
stay in China to travel and practice the language having spent
time studying it. But note it is all up to the Visa Office
whether or not to grant this tourist visa.
8. Change of residence - I am currently living at a school dorm
but I eventually plan to rent an apartment. I was told that I
need to go to the police station to file for a change in
residence. How do I go about this? How long does the entire
In moving from a dorm to an apartment, you will need to go to
the police station where the apartment is located to change the
residence registration and obtain a new Registration Form of
Temporary Residence. The process will be completed within a
couple of hours. Passport and original lease contract (if
applicable) will be required.
9. How should a foreigner register his/her residence?
A foreigner needs to register his/her residence at the police
office where he/she resides within 24 hours of entering China.
If a foreigner stays in a hotel, the reception desk usually
registers foreigners. Failure or delay to register in time will
cause a penalty maximum RMB 2,000.
10. Can a newly setup Shanghai company apply for the work permit
and one-year residence permit for a foreigner?
If the business license of the newly setup Shanghai company
indicate no paid-in capital, the work permit could still be
obtained, but its validity is usually less than one year.
Similarly, the residence permit could still be obtained, but its
is usually less than 3 months. Within the validity of the
residence permit, the Shanghai Company could apply for a renewal
of the residence permit with an updated business license
indicating some paid-in capital.
11. Do I have to leave China to apply for the Z visa?
Yes, foreigners are required to leave China to go to the Chinese
consulate or embassy at their home country to apply for
the Z visa and then return to China to continue the rest of
work. We may assist to get a Z visa from Hong Kong, depending on
your nationality. However, if you are the legal representative
or investor of the WFOE, or you are the Chief Representative of
the representative office, we can assist you to apply for the
work permit directly and change your tourist visa (L visa) or
business visa (M visa) into the Residence Permit in China
directly without leaving China.
12. What’s the validity of foreigner’s health certificate ?
Foreigner’s health certificate is with 6 months validity.
13. In Shanghai, the child of a foreigner working in Shanghai is
near 18 years old, how to apply for his/her visa?
If the child will go on studying in Shanghai, he/she can change
the type of the Residence Permit from family member to foreign
student, but the validity won’t exceed the date on the
application letter issued by the university (school).
Alternatively, he/she can apply for a China S2 visa, which is a
multiple entry visa issued to those who intend to visit their
family members who are foreigners working or studying in China.
The duration of stay of S2 visa in China is no more than 180
14. What is foreigner’s illegal employment?
The following circumstances are considered as foreigner’s
- Has not obtained work permit or residence permit;
- Work beyond the specified work permit.
15. What are the legal responsibilities for foreigner’s illegal
The employer could be fined RMB 10,000RMB/person (maximum up to
100,000RMB). The foreigner could be fined maximum up to
20,000RMB or be detained for more than five days.
16. What's meaning of 01 entry in my visa?
It means the numbers of entries you can enter China during the
visa validity: 00 = Zero; 01 = Single; 02 = Double; M = Multi.