Shanghai: A Single Work Permit for Expats

Asia , Work Permit & Visas Dec 16, 2016 No Comments

Great news for foreigners looking to become expats in China. As of November 1, 2016, the two types of work permits for ordinary foreign employees and foreign experts will be streamlined into one, which means foreigners will only need to apply for one unified work permit. This simplified process will eliminate the need for some materials, such as a personal resume.

More good news, another new policy announced by Shanghai allows students graduating from local universities without work experience to find employment in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone and the Shanghai Zhangjiang National Innovation Demonstration Zone. Previously, foreigners were required to have at least two years of work experience in order to apply for work and residence permits in Shanghai.

Check out the full article to learn more about the new policies. 


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Mary Anne Thompson

Mary Anne Thompson founded GoinGlobal, Inc. more than two decades ago as a result of her own experiences job hunting in Sweden. She believes that to uncover the real job opportunities, you need the experience and personal insights of trained local specialists. Mary Anne continues to be an active CEO who shares her strategies and insights directly with clients to help them strategically maximize GoinGlobal’s unique resources.

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