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The classification of work visas for foreigners coming to China is basedon the principle of 'encouraging high-end, controlling general, and restricting low-end', which is divided into threecategories: A, B, and C. In these categories, Category A represents foreign high-end talents, who usually possess highly specialized skills to meet the needs of China's economic development, including scientists, science and technology leaders, international entrepreneurs, and experts in special fields, regardless of age or work experience. Category B refers to foreign professionals who meet specific industry and job requirements, hold a bachelor's degree or above, and have relevant work experience. Category C includes other foreign personnel engaged in short-term, seasonal, unskilled or service work.
For foreign high-end talents (Category A), they enjoy some convenient application measures. First of all, foreign high-end talents selected in the relevant domestic talent program can apply for foreigners' work permits in China online through the whole process, without submitting paper documents for verification. Second, foreign high-endtalents (Category A) can submit the highest degree and no criminal record proof through the commitment system. In addition, foreigners who are already in China and hold other visas or valid residence documents can also apply for work permits for foreigners in China. Finally, the decision agency will review and decide within five working days whether to issue a work permit for foreigners with a maximum term of five years.
Foreign high-end talents need to meet specific point standards and provide relevant supporting documents. The employer of foreign high-end talents should be a unit with legal personality, market influence and good reputation, at the same time, the work of foreign high-end talents needs to be adapted to the industry and field of the employer, and meet the salary standards. In addition, foreign high-end talents are also required to hold a legal and valid passport or other international travel document and submit relevant materials, such as medical certificates.
For foreign professionals (Category B), they need to meet specific job guidance catalogs and job requirements, as well as certain educational and work experience requirements. Employers of foreign professionals also need to meet a number of qualification requirements. When submitting materials, foreign professionals are required to provide complete information and application materials, such as medical certificates and documents such as passports.
The application requirements for Category C foreigners are relatively relaxed, and they only need to meet the needs of the domestic labor market and engage in some non-skilled or service work. However, they are also required to have a valid passport or other international travel document and submit the relevant application materials.
Tosum up, different types of work visas for foreigners in China correspond to different application conditions and regulations. Category A foreign high-end talents enjoy more convenience, and have more flexible work freedom and longer visa duration. When recruiting foreign talent, it is essential to establish a legal, standardized and transparent management system.
sources from SFBC