The process for foreigners to apply for work visas in China

The process for foreigners to apply for work visas in China usually includes the following steps:

1. Notice of obtaining work permit: Firstly, foreigners need to obtain a work permit notice, which is issued by employers in China.

2. Applying for a work visa: Foreigners abroad need to apply for a work visa (Z-visa) from Chinese embassies and consulates abroad.

3. Entering China: Enter China with a work visa.

4. Application for Work Permit: After entering China, it is necessary to apply for a Foreigner Work Permit from the foreign work management department in the place where the workplace is located.

5. Applying for a work residence permit: After obtaining a work permit, you need to apply for a work residence permit at the immigration management department.

If foreigners are already within China and meet certain conditions, they can directly apply for a work permit and then apply for a work residence permit, or obtain a work permit notice before applying for a work residence permit and a work permit.

In addition, foreigners working in China are divided into three categories: A, B, and C. Among them, A is high-end foreign talent, B is foreign professional talent, and C is other foreign personnel. Different categories of talents have different application conditions and processes.

Please note that the specific process may vary depending on the latest policies, subject to local policies.

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