5 Years Residence Permit (Work Visa)

October 1, 2019

The info is from the Shanghai Public Security Bureau issued 2017 June, valid as of 2019. Info may change anytime without notice.

 

How to apply for

1 year Residence Permit

2 year Residence Permit

Residence Permit for former Chinese Nationals

 

Business hours and Location:

Shanghai Municipality Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Bureau

Mon-Sat  9:00 - 17:00 excluding public holidays. Only Documents collection on Saturdays

Free Trade Zone Branch Exit-Entry Detachment, Exit-Entry Administrative office of each district: See <Opening hours and address of Exit-Entry Administrative Ofice of each district>

 

Enquiry Hotline: 28951900

Supervision and complaints: 68547109

 

Time limit

Within 7 working days if application documents are complete

 

Fee standard

For details, refer to the Visa Fee Standar of Reciprocal countries and Non-Reciprocal countries, the State evelopment and Planning Commission an the Ministry of Finance (J.J.G (2003) No. 392)

 

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FIVE (5) YEARS RESIDENCE PERMIT (WORK VISA)

(A018)

Visit https://www.philcham.org/single-post/workpermitemployer for a simpler explanation. For any unclear sections, refer to the Chinese version or call Enquiry Hotline 28951900

 

Qualifications:

Foreigners can apply for residence permit for five year under any of the ff circumstances:

1. Foreign recipients of Honorary Shanghai Citizen, Magnolia Gold Award or Magnolia Silver Award;

2. Foreigners holding Shanghai Residence Card B valid for 5 years;

3. Province (municipality level special talents or celebrities;

4. Academic or scientific research leaders or researchers or teachers holding vice-senior title or above and employed by state level or province (minstry)-level research institutions or key institutions of higher learning;

5. Legal representatives, general managers, deputy general managers and chief financial officers of new and high-tech eterprises, foreign-invested enterprises in encouraged categories, foreign-invested avanced technology enterprises or foreign invested product exporting enterprises;

6. Legal representatives, general managers, deputy general managers, and chief financial officers of Shanghai regional headquarters of transnational corporations, research and development centers, ivestment companies and key contact enterprises of service and trade facilitation;

7. Legal representatives, general managers, deputy general managers, and chief financial officers of enterprises with registered capital of more than USD 3 million

8. High level foreign technical personnel with 5 year tenure;

9. Foreigners who invest in an enterprise in Shanghai and are the legal representative of such enterprise

10. Foreigners who have worked and resided in Shanghia for 2 successive years and without any violation of laws or regulations

 

 

Requirements:

1. Valid Passport and visa, original 

2. Registration Form of Temporary Residence for Visitors (issued by Police or hotel), Original and copy

3. Foreigner Visa and Residence Permit Application Form, and 1 recent 2x2 in ID photo

4. Health Certificate issued within 6 months by the Domestic Authority Administration of the Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine (exempted: applicants under 18 years old OR above 70 years old)

5. Submitting the official application letter of the unit/ office

6. Submitting the official letter of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce or shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office (those who apply according to Qualification 10 can be exempted);

7. Submitting applicants personal application;

8.Business license and other registration certificates of the invitation unit, Original + Copy (if the business license does not contain the unified social credit code then the organization code is also required); Certificate of Approval for establishment of enterprises with foreign investment or foreign investment enterprise establishment registration receipt (excluding  domestic enterprises), Enterprises filed could be exempted from the above documents

9. Foreigner's work Permit, Original (except those holding Shanghai Residence Card B-L type);

10. Submitting one of the following certificates conforming to applicants identity and origin of application;

(1)For foreign recipients of Shanghai Honorary Citizen, Magnolia Gold Award or Magnolia Silver Award, submitting the original and copy of relevant certificates;

(2) Original and copy of Shanghai Residence Card B valid for 5 years and official letter of Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau;

(3) For special talents or celebrities , submitting relevant certificates issued by the competent department;

(4) For academic or scientific research leaders or researchers or teachers holding vice-senior title or above and employed by state-level or province (ministry)-level research institutions or key institutions of higher learning, submitting certificates of professional title and certificates issued by relevant department;

(5) For those who work in new and high tech enterprises, ubmitting original and copy of Certificate of Authentication issued by the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Committee. For those who work in foreign-invested enterprises in encouraged categories, foreign invested advanced technology enterprises, or foreign-invested priduct exporting enterprises, submitting original and copy of Certificate of Authentication issued by the Shanghai Municipal Commission on Commerce;

(6) For those who work in Shanghai regions HQ of transnational corporations, research and development centers, investment companies or key contact enterprises of services and trade facilitation; submitting original and copy of ertificate of Authentication issued by the Shanghai Municipal Commission on Commerce;

(7) For high level foreign technical personnel, submitting Foreigner's Work Permit with 5 year validity and relevant certificates from competent department;

(8) For foreginers who have worked and resided in Shanghai for 2 successive years and without any violation of laws or regulations, submitting original and copy of residential permit and Foreign Work Permit for the last 2 years.

 

Note:

1. For first time application, applicants must have personal appearance. For reapplication, a relative or company representative may apply on your behalf by providing the relevant proofing certificates. Or applicants can visit http://crj.police.sh.cn for online application. Those who extend residence permit within 3 months after its duration, can be exempted from submitting item 4,6;

2. If Entry-Exit administrative organization under Public Security Organ, as it considers necessary, requires to interview the applicant or to demand the applicant to submit other supplementary materials (such as fingerprints, relevant guarantee certificate, etc), howerver the applicant fails to undergo the interview or submit the materials at/during the appointed time /period. the application will bedeemed as cancelled, unless force majeure;

3. Decisions made by the Exit-Entry Administration on rejecting applications for visa extension or reissuance, or on not issuing foreigners/ stay or residence permits or not extending the duration of residence shall be final. 

 

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