If you do some research on China work visa, you will probably know that a work visa requires a lot.
If you do some research on China work visa, you will probably know that a work visa requires a lot. The applicant should: 1) Be at least 18 years of age; 2) Be in good health; 3) Have no criminal record; 4) Have a definite employer in China; 5) Have the professional skills or corresponding knowledge level required for his work.
除此之外，申请人还要满足更多，其中经常被提及的就是“具有学士及以上学位和 2 年及以上相关工作经历”。
But applicants need to meet more requirements, among which “having a bachelor’s degree or above and 2 years of relevant work experience or above” is often mentioned.
It corners many foreigner intending for a China work visa, because some of them experience no higher education, and others only have foreign degrees that are not recognized by China.
So, can one apply for a work permit in China without a bachelor’s degree or above? Yes!
“Degree and work experience” is just an alternative requirement. A work permit will be available if you meet any other requirements.
Hold professional qualification certificate
Those who hold the qualification certificate of international general vocational skills (such as international certified public accountant) and skilled talents in urgent need (such as foreign language teachers) can apply for Category B work permit.
Taking Guangzhou as an example, foreigners who come to work in China will be divided into category A, B, and C when applying for work permits, namely foreign high-level talents, foreign professionals, and foreign ordinary personnel.
B类工作许可 B-category Work Permit
Have a well-paid job
平均工资收入不低于本地区上年度社会平均工资收入 6 倍的外籍人才，属于A类外国人高端人才，可申请A类工作许可，有效期最长可达5年。
Foreign talent whose average salary income is 6 times higher than the average social salary income in the region for the previous year, are eligible to get a category A work permit as foreign high-level talents. A category A work permit can be valid for up to 5 years.
平均工资收入不低于本地区上年度社会平均工资收入 4 倍的外籍人才，属于B类外国人专业人才，可申请B类工作许可。
Foreign talent whose average salary income is 4 times higher than the average social salary income in the region for the previous year, are eligible to get a category B work permit as foreign professionals.
Apply with 60 points or more
To establish a scientific and rational evaluation system for foreign talents, China adopts a point scoring system. Each score is calculated according to the salary level, education level, work experience, age, Chinese ability, work location and other factors, so as to classify the foreigners in Category A and B. Category C talents are not included in the score range.
计点积分在 85 分以上的，属于A类外国人高端人才。
Those with more than 85 points are A-category high-level foreigners.
计点积分在 60 分以上但在85分以下的，属于B类外国人专业人才。
Those with more than 60 points but less than 85 points are classified as B-category foreign professionals.
Persons can apply for work visas in line with the category they belong to.
计点积分表（暂行版）如下 The points table (temporary) is as follows:
If you do not have the appropriate education background, or meet none of the above conditions, don’t be upset. You still have hope, try Category C permit!
C类工作许可 C-category Work Permit
Foreign Ordinary Personnel in Category C refers to the personnel who meet the needs of the domestic labor market and engage in temporary, seasonal, unskilled or service jobs stipulated by the state.
Those who do not meet the conditions of category A and B, such as those whose actual points are less than 60 points.
Foreign personnel engaged in short-term work (no more than 90 days), like models, actors and athletes.
Foreign youth who come to China for internship according to intergovernmental agreements.
Foreign students who meet the specified conditions, foreign graduates of overseas colleges and universities.
Foreigners working in special fields such as ocean fishing, etc.
For the first application of a C work permit, only six-month validity can be applied, but it can be extended with no limit on the number of times.
There is a limit to the number of Class C visas, and the government will analyze and assess whether the candidate meets the requirements based on the current labor market situation in the local city. The existing labor market in China has a much lower demand for Class C talents, so the difficulty factor of applying for a Class C permit is also the highest of the three categories.
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