Information Related to Foreigners By Foreign Experts Affairs Department
1. What kind of working and residence permit formalities the foreign experts who intend to work in Dalian should go through?

In P.R. of China, the Foreign Experts need to apply for Foreign Experts Working Permit of the P.R. of China, Foreign Experts Certificate, Residence Permit for Foreigner and others. The procedure of application is following:

1. What kind of working and residence permit formalities the foreign experts who intend to work in Dalian should go through?
  • 1) Employer of Applicant files for Foreign Experts Working Permit to Dalian Municipal Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.
  • 2) After obtaining the Foreign Experts Working Permit, Employer of Applicant applies for Confirmation Letter of Invitation (Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity) at Foreign Affairs Office of Dalian Municipal People`s Government.
  • 3) Employer has to send abroad noted above two original documents to Applicant.
  • 4) Submit original of Foreign Experts Working Permit of the P.R. of China, original of Confirmation Letter of Invitation (Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity) and valid passport, Applicant applies for Z Visa at the local Chinese Embassy / Consulate General.
  • 5) Holders of Z Visa, within 15 days from the date of their entry, shall apply for Foreign Experts Certificate to the Dalian Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.
  • 6) Foreign Experts, within 30 days from the date of their entry, need to submit Z Visa and Foreign Experts Certificate for applying Residence Permit for Foreigner to the Exit-Entry Administration of Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau.
  • After completing noted above procedure, Foreign Experts are able to legally work and live in Dalian.
References:
  • (1) Dalian Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs
  • Add.: of.509, No.100 Lianhe Rd., Shahekou Distr., Dalian Tel.: 88139062
  • (2) Foreign Affairs Consular Office of Dalian Municipal People`s Government
  • Add.: No.1 Renmin Sq., Xigang Distr., Dalian Tel.: 83881269
  • (3) Exit-Entry Administration of Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau
  • Add.: No.600 Zhonghua Dong Str., Ganjingzi Distr., Dalian Tel.: 86766108
  • (4) Liaoning Province International Travel Healthcare Center
  • Add.: No.39 Renmin Rd., Zhongshan Distr., Dalian Tel.: 82822548
2. The requirements for applying for the Foreign Experts Working Permit

Foreign Experts who intend to work in China should obtain Foreign Experts Working Permit. Otherwise, foreigners who have not gained Foreign Expert status are illegally for working. The Foreign Experts who apply for working in China should abide by Chinese laws and regulations, have a good health condition, have no criminal records and meet any of the following requirements:

  • (1) Foreign professional technicians or managerial staff are employed for implement agreements and accords between governments, international organizations and Sino-foreign trade contracts in China;
  • (2) The foreign professionals are aiming for working in China in fields of education, scientific research, press, publications, culture, arts, sanitation, sports and etc.;
  • (3) Foreign advanced professional managerial staff or technicians fill a vice general manager, equivalent to them or a higher position in enterprises in China;
  • (4) The foreign representatives of resident representative offices in China of overseas experts organizations or job intermediary agencies approved by the State Administration of Foreign Experts affairs;
  • (5) Foreign professional managerial staff or technicians who have special skills in noted below fields which are urgent needed in China are employed for working in the fields of economics, technologies, engineering, trade, finance, accounting, taxation, tourism and etc.
  • The foreign experts referred to in article 2(2) and article 2(3) must have bachelor's academic degree or higher and more than five-years relevant working experience (Bachelor's academic degree or higher, more than two-years relevant working experience and native speaker status are required for foreign language teachers). Employer which noted in article 2(3) "foreign advanced professional managerial staff or technicians fill an equivalent to vice general manager position" needs to prove it by relevant documents.
3. Documents provided for application:
  • (1) Application Form for Foreign Experts Working Permit with Employer's official stamp (please visit website https://202.96.25.31, after registration fill out the form and print it);
  • (2) The curriculum vitae (includes education background and working experience; CV in foreign languages, except for English, should enclose translation);
  • (3) Copies of the highest academic degree diploma or professional certificates;
  • (4) Health report issued by foreign medical institution which are notarized by Chinese Embassy / Consulate or issued by Sanitary and Quarantine Department appointed by Chinese government;
  • (5) Employment contract or agreement:
    • (5.1) Foreign Experts (foreign professional personnel) referred to in Article 2(1) of these Information need to submit copies of relevant project agreement and order of project's approval;
    • (5.2) Foreign Experts (foreign professional personnel) referred to in Article 2(2) of these Information need to submit standard labor contract printed by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and signed with their Employer.
    • (5.3) Foreign Experts (foreign professional personnel) referred to in Article 2(3) of these Information need to submit copies of appointment letter written by enterprise or contract (employment agreement);
    • (5.4) Foreign Experts (foreign professional personnel) referred to in Article 2(4) of these Information need to submit copies of confirmation written by resident representative office in China and appointment letter of the foreign representative, or other legal documents of dispatching;
    • (5.5) Foreign Experts referred to in Article 2(5) of these Information need to submit copies of employment agreement or labor contract.
  • (6) Copy of applicant's passport data page (if family dependants are following applicant, need also provide copy of their passports)
  • In addition, apart from signing a standard employment contract, Foreign Experts also have to sign an additional contract that specified the following matters:
    • i. Regulations clarified that foreign experts (foreign professional personnel) should meet working requirements, working aims etc.;
    • ii. Terms and conditions of salary payment need to be clarified, including taxes payments, regulations of sick leave, personal leave and payment in case of illness or personal days off, and specify other relevant terms;
    • iii. Termination of contract and relevant procedure, as well as terms of compensation for a breach of contract. Compensation payment for a breach of contract may be avoided upon the occurrence of the following circumstances: contract is including an article about termination of contract; definitely according to specified in it terms, the one party must give the other party notice when it requests termination of contract, and the length of notice typically is 2-3 months;
    • iv. Bonuses and benefits which employer may pay to foreign expert and other matters that foreign experts (foreign professional personnel) are responsible to figure out by themselves;
    • v. Purchasing relevant social insurance is required; employer should immediately purchase special medical insurance covered serious illnesses and hospitalization payments and complete relevant formalities once foreign experts (foreign professional personnel) have arrived in Dalian.
      • In case of overseas medical insurance was already bough and it may cover serious illnesses and hospitalization payments in period of working in Dalian, the parties after reached a negotiated consensus may not buy other medical insurance in China or abroad.
      • Contract should specify employer or foreign expert (foreign professional personnel) should purchase medical insurance for due to accident personal injury, as well as specify what party should buy medical insurance in case of necessary medical care for followed foreign experts members of family and their personal injuries.
      • Contract should determine the methods and the proportions of insurance compensations in case of the amount are below minimum and above maximum;
    • vi. Contract must include an article clarified that "an employment contract (agreement) shall become effective when the applicant has obtained working permit, working visa and residence permit issued by responsible authorities or authorized departments, and took place the fact of employment";
    • vii. Regulations referred to foreign experts (foreign professional personnel) and members of their families that foreigners should abide by Chinese laws and regulations, otherwise, in case of breaking Chinese laws, employer may terminate labor contract.