Is it possible to get work permit with no qualified education?

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对中国工作签证有所了解的朋友,大概都知道,要想成功申请到签证,是要满足不少条件的。

If you do some research on China work visa, you will probably know that a work visa requires a lot.

基本条件就包括:1)年满18周岁;2)身体健康;3)无犯罪记录;4)国内有确定的用人单位;5)具备从事其工作所需的专业技能或相应的知识水平。

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.

这就难倒很多外国友人了,一部分是因为自己确实没有接受足够教育,另一部分则是因为自己的外国学历并不被中国认可,申请签证困难重重。
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.

那么,外国人没有相应学历,可以办工作许可吗?可以!
So, can one apply for a work permit in China without a bachelor’s degree or above? Yes!

学历和工作经验只是众多条件中任选其一,如果没有学历,可以选择满足其他条件,一样可以成功申请到来华工作许可。
“Degree and work experience” is just an alternative requirement. A work permit will be available if you meet any other requirements.

一、持有职业资格证书

Hold professional qualification certificate

持有国际通用职业技能资格证书(如国际注册会计师)或急需紧缺的技能型人才(如外国语言教学人员),可以申请B类工作许可。
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.

中国为了控制来华务工人员的质量和数量,会将来华工作的外籍人士论分排级。就广州来说,来华工作的外国人在申请工作许可时会被分为A、B、C三个类别,分别是外国高端人才、外国专业人才、外国普通人员。
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

二、高薪工作

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.

三、计点积分制

Apply with 60 points or more

为了建立科学合理的外国人才评估体系,中国实施计点积分制度,根据外国人的薪资水平、受教育程度、工作年限、年龄、汉语水平、工作地点等因素计算每项得分,以区分A类和B类人才,C类人才不纳入积分范围。
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.
达到不同级别的积分标准的申请人,即可依据所属类别申请工作签证。
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:

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如果既没有合适的学历,也满足不了以上任一条件,也并不是就申请无望了,可以试试申请C类人才工作许可。
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

C类人才指满足国内劳动力市场需求,从事国家规定的临时性、季节性、非技术性或服务性工作的人员。
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.
(1)条件不符合A、B分类的外国人,如实际计点积分在60分以下。
Those who do not meet the conditions of category A and B, such as those whose actual points are less than 60 points.
(2)来华从事短期性(不超过90日)工作的外国人,如模特、演员、运动员等。
Foreign personnel engaged in short-term work (no more than 90 days), like models, actors and athletes.
(3)根据政府间协议来华实习的外国青年;
Foreign youth who come to China for internship according to intergovernmental agreements.
(4)毕业一年内的外国留学生和境外高校外籍毕业生;
Foreign students who meet the specified conditions, foreign graduates of overseas colleges and universities.
(5)远洋捕捞等特殊领域工作的外国人等。
Foreigners working in special fields such as ocean fishing, etc.
C类工作许可首次申请只能申请半年有效期,到期后可以延期,延期不限次数。
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.

但政府对于C类人才数量有一定限制,会根据当地城市的劳动力市场现状来分析评估该候选人是否符合要求,中国现有的劳动力市场对C类人才本身需求更低,因此申请C类许可难度系数也是三大类中最难的。
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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