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China — Change to immigration requirements for foreigners planning to work in Shanghai

Background

Regardless of national immigration and labour laws, the practices of local immigration and labour bureaus in China vary from region to region. Whilst there are innumerable variations most regions can be viewed as taking either Route 1” or Route 2” when processing foreigners wishing to work in China:

Route 1 — all individuals must obtain a Z visa prior to arrival in China.

Route 2 — individuals can arrive on the easier-to-obtain F (business trip or sometimes L (tourist) visas.

Generally speaking, Route 1 takes two to three weeks longer than Route 2 to finalise the various requirements to live and work legally in China.

Until recently, the Shanghai authorities have followed Route 2.

Change of practice

With immediate effect the Shanghai authorities will now only follow Route 2 for qualifying” applicants, all other applicants must obtain a Z visa before entering China.

The following applicants qualify for Route 2 treatment:

1. Personnel that perform technical projects of state level, municipality (ministerial) level, or important engineering agreements, or talent-exchange programs, or under non-paid aid agreements between governments, upon presentation of the signed agreement and the relevant documents.

2. Personnel that occupy a position higher than deputy general manager, upon presentation of a copy of the resolution of the board of the Chinese company. Where no board of directors exists, a copy of a letter of appointment signed by a legal representative together with the articles of the enterprise must be presented.

3. Managers and technicians of an employer that has registered capital exceeding USD 3 million, upon presentation of a copy of the capital verification report or a copy of the business license indicating the registered capital.

4. Senior managers and technicians of an employer which has registered capital of less than USD 3 million, who occupies a position higher than deputy general manager, upon presentation of a copy of a certificate signed by a legal representative.

5. Personnel employed by Regional Headquarters in Shanghai established by multinational corporations, upon presentation of a copy of the certificate issued by the Shanghai Trade and Economic Committee.

Summary

Following this change in practice in Shanghai, we strongly recommend you contact the Deloitte International Assignment Services team, or your immigration services provider if different, before seconding staff to Shanghai to ensure that the correct visa is obtained prior to departure.

If an employee arrives in Shanghai on either an F or L visa and does not qualify for Route 2 treatment, he must leave Shanghai to apply for a Z visa before returning to the area.

Source: Deloitte China - GAI


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