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Procedures for Work & Residence Permit Applications

Last Updated: Feb. 19, 2017

Work permit for Legal Representative or Chief Representative in China:



Shanghai, Beijing: Legal representative or Chief Representative may allowed to apply for work & residence in Shanghai and Beijing directly WHILE Some nationalities could not apply for the 1 year working visa in Shanghai, Beijing directly, they may need a Visa Notice from China first and then back to home country once to get a 30 days Z visa from Chinese embassy. Please double check with PtC offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen Hangzhou in advance.

Shenzhen, Hangzhou and may other cities of China: Legal representative or Chief Representative would need apply for a Visa Notice from China, applicant should back to home country once to get a 30 days Z visa from Chinese embassy.

Documents Required:

1. Office Land line number (visa officer may call this number)

2. Copy of Diploma of bachelor's (if applicable)

3. Resume of Legal representative or Chief Representative [ Sample ]

4. Copy of Company's business license, Certificate of approval, organization code license or Rep. office's Registration Certificate, organization code license, - (PtC helps to prepare these documents)

Give the below documents 5-8 to PtC after Step 4.

5. Original Registration form of temporary residence (register with your local Police Station) [ sample ] -

6. . -Original Health Report -

(i) Shanghai: Health Report Appointment in Shanghai: Make an appointment online: http://www.sithc.com/sithcen/ or call (86-21) 6268.8851 for appointment.

(ii) Beijing: Appointment in Beijing: (010) 6427-4239 or 5864 8800): Chinese site

(iii) Shenzhen: Appointment in Luohu, Shenzhen: Web: http://www.szkah.com Chinese version only (86-755) 2593-6249 or 2557-2534

(iv) Hangzhou: Appointment in Hangzhou: (86-571) 8785-2410. Chinese website:

(v) Ningbo: (86-574) 8716-9604 Chinese website:

(vi) Guangzhou: (86-20) 8753-7322 Chinese website:

They may ask you show a business license, and bring photos etc, please ask for help from PTC, we will print out one business license.

7. Original Passport

8. Passport size Photo x 5



Step 1. Document collections and applicaiton preparation

Step 2. PtC Applies for a working license

Step 3. PtC Applies for a for a visa notice

Step 4. With the above 2 documents, some applicants could apply for 1 year work and residence permit directly in China while some has to back to home country (or visit Hong Kong) once to get a 30 days Z visa. The policy may change from time to time, please check with your PtC agent about the latest information.

Step 5. After back to China with the Z visa, PtC will apply for 1 year work permit

Step6. PtC applies for 1 year residence permit


Service Fee: RMB 2,800

Government fee: RMB 1,000

Intotal: RMB 3,800

Contact Our Regional Partners in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou or Hong Kong for more details:

Office Time: Monday To Friday 0930AM-1730PM (GMT+8)

Beijing & Northern China Office:
-Request For Proposal-
E-mail: gifty@pathtochina.com or [Request For Proposal]
5/F CBD International Mansion, 16 Yong'An Dong Li, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100022[-MAP-]
Tel: (86-10) 5166.4212 GMT+8 (English and Mandarin)
Tel: (86-10) 6563.7624
Regional Manager: Ms. Gifty Jia

Shanghai & Eastern China Office:
-Request For Proposal-
E-mail: wendy@pathtochina.com[or Request For Proposal]
1038 West Nanjing Road, Suite 2508, 25 Floor, Westgate Tower, Shanghai 200040, China [-MAP-]
Tel: (86-21) 5108.8535 (English and Mandarin)
Regional Manager: Ms. Wendy Wang; Nancy Liu

Ningbo Office:
-Request For Proposal-
E-mail: info@pathtochina.com [or Request For Proposal]
396 KaiMing Street, Suite 1420, Haishu, Ningbo, 315010
Regional Consultant: Mr. Dean Dong
Tel: (86 574) 8716.4655 GMT+8 ( English and Mandarin)

Hangzhou Office:

E-mail: nancy.liu@pathtochina.com [or Request For Proposal]
Hangzhou Liaison Office:
No. 2, 1785 Jianghan Rd.(by Binsheng Rd.), Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310051, China
Regional Consultant: Ms. Nancy Liu
Tel: (86) 139.1772.5080 GMT+8 ( English and Mandarin)

Shenzhen & Southern China Office:
-Request For Proposal-
E-mail: emily.lin@pathtochina.com [or Request For Proposal]
6009 Yi Tian Road, Suite 2306, New World Tower,Shenzhen 518035
Tel: (86-755) 6128.6800 GMT+8 (English and Mandarin)
Regional Consultant: Ms. Emily Lin

Guangzhou Office:
161 West Lin He Rd., 23F, Tower A, Center Plaza, Guangzhou, 510620
-Request For Proposal-
Tel: (86.20) 6113.5690 GMT+8

Hong Kong Office:
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E-mail: simon@pathtochina.com [or Request For Proposal]
Suite 1701, HeNan Building, 92 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong[-MAP-]
Tel: (852) 6877.8862 GMT+8 (English)
Regional Partner: Simon Lee

Rest Cities of China: Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Suzhou, Xi'an etc.
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