Why do foreigners need to cancel their work and residence permits after leaving their jobs?

Article 23 of the Regulations on the Administration of Employment of Foreigners in China stipulates that the employing units of foreigners in China must be consistent with the units indicated on their employment certificates. Foreigners who change their employer within the area designated by the issuing authority but still engage in their original occupation must obtain approval from the issuing authority and complete the procedures for changing their employment certificate. Foreigners who leave the area designated by the issuing authority for employment or change employers within the original designated area and engage in different professions must reapply for the employment permit procedures.

According to relevant laws and regulations in our country, foreign nationals must cancel their work permit and residence permit after ending their employment relationship with the company. If the cancellation procedures are not handled in accordance with the law, the unit and foreign nationals will be held legally responsible. This is a basic requirement to ensure that foreign nationals stay and work legally in China.

If the work permit and residence permit relationship of a foreigner is still in the original company, during this period, if the foreigner violates the law or has personal accidents, the company may face joint liability.

Therefore, in order to avoid this potential legal risk, companies usually require foreigners to complete the cancellation procedures as soon as possible after leaving the company.

The above are the reasons why foreigners need to cancel their work and residence permits after leaving. If you have any questions, please feel free to consult.

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