How can foreigners legally work and stay in China without a work permit?

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In recent years, with the rapid development of China, its influence in the world has become increasingly huge. It has become a new trend for foreigners to work in China. However, if foreigners want to work legally in China, they must apply for a work permit for foreigners and a work-type residence permit, the application procedure is very cumbersome, basically, it needs to be renewed after a year or a few years, and in the face of job transfer and resignation, carelessness may also cause illegal detention or illegal work, which is very inconvenient.


So how can we solve the problem of employment permit once and for all and work and stay in China permanently and legally?
The answer is: apply for a Chinese green card (permanent residence ID card )!
A green card is a permanent residence permit given to a foreign citizen. A green card means that the holder has the right of permanent residence in the issuing country and can be exempted from an entry visa for a certain period of time. What kind of foreigners can apply for Chinese green card? Today, GEI sorted out a few common application policy in Guangdong.
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Foreign Chinese working in Shenzhen apply for permanent residence
①Foreign Chinese with doctoral degree
Chinese of foreign nationality who have a doctoral degree or above and hold a work-type residence permit and work in an enterprise in Shenzhen and have worked continuously for at least one year and resided in China for at least six months in total may apply for foreigner permanent residence. Their foreign spouse and minor children can apply at the same time.
②Foreign Chinese without doctoral degree
Chinese of foreign nationality, without doctoral degree, who have worked continuously in Guangdong province for more than 4 years and lived in China for no less than 6 months each year, can apply for foreigner permanent residence. Their foreign spouses and minor children may apply together.
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Foreigners whose annual wage income and individual income tax meet the prescribed standards shall apply for permanent residence in China
Foreigners have worked in Guangdong for at least 4 consecutive years and have resided in China for at least 6 months in each of the 4 years; Foreigners with an annual wage income of more than 400,000 yuan (before tax) for four consecutive years and an annual wage individual income tax of more than 70,000 yuan can apply for permanent residence in China upon the recommendation of their employers.


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High-level foreign talents can apply for permanent residence in China after working for three years
Foreign high-level talents recognized by the competent department of Talents in Guangdong Province, Senior professional foreign talents employed and guaranteed by enterprises recognized by Guangdong Provincial Science and technology innovation department and Guangdong Free Trade Office, as well as foreign high-level talents employed by colleges and universities and research institutes in Guangdong Province, to apply for a refill “talent” before the work class residence permit and work in Guangdong province full 3 years in a row, can apply for permanent residence in China upon the recommendation of their employers.
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Foreign high-level talents, their spouses and minor children apply for permanent residence in China
Foreigners who meet the accreditation criteria for high-level foreign talents may apply for permanent residence of foreigners upon the recommendation of Guangdong Free Trade Office or Shenzhen Municipal Government. Their foreign spouse and minor children may apply together.
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Apply for permanent residence in the conjugal reunion category
Foreigners who meet the following conditions may apply for permanent residence under the category of marriage:
(1) Marry a Chinese citizen (with permanent household registration in Shenzhen) or a foreigner who has obtained permanent residence in China;
(2) The marriage relationship has lasted for more than 5 years;
(3) Have resided in China for at least 5 consecutive years, and have resided in China for at least 9 months each year;
(4) having a stable living guarantee and a domicile;
Benefits of China Permanent Residence Card
Except for some privileges and obligations stipulated in politics, in principle, they can basically have the same rights and obligations as Chinese citizens.
A foreigner’s permanent residence id card can be used independently as an id card for handling domestic affairs such as finance, education, medical treatment, transportation, accommodation, communication, work, taxation and social insurance, property registration and litigation. For example, you can open an account in a bank or social security department with your permanent residence id card. They can work freely in China without having to go through any other procedures such as a work permit; They can stay in hotels and take public transport in China with their permanent residence cards. They can enter and leave China freely with their valid passport and permanent residence id card without applying for a visa.
The China permanent residence card is very precious. Applying for the China permanent residence card is a very professional matter. There are many hidden conditions in the approval process and requirements, and there are information barriers and experience barriers to the official approval of the government. It is generally recommended to find a helper as professional can offer efficient help.

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