Enjoy Working in Chengdu

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2017-02-02

More foreign enterprises are opening offices in Chengdu, and the demand for overseas talents increases continuously in recent years.
With pleasant office environment, open and inclusive employment atmosphere, strong talent policies and advantageous supporting measures for employment, Chengdu has taken actions to ensure that overseas talents will enjoy working in Chengdu.
How can a foreign talent get legally employed in Chengdu?

Step 1: Employers apply for an Permit to Hire Foreign Staff.
Venue: Window of Chengdu Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau and Chengdu Municipal Government Affairs Service Center
Step 2: Obtain Visa Z and come to China
Overseas talents will apply for Visa Z for entry with employment permits and invitations from employers.
Step 3: Obtain working permit
Overseas talents will go through the formalities to obtain working permit at Chengdu Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau with relevant documents (including employment contracts) within 15 days after their entry.
Documents required:
√ Foreigner Employment Registration Form
√ Copy of Permit to Hire Foreign Staff
√ Employment contract
√ Passport
√ Visa Z
√ Health certificate
√ Accommodation proof
√ Two recent 2-inch color photos (full face without hat)
Step 4: Obtain work-type residence permit
Overseas talents will apply for work-type residence permit with work permit, health certificate, accommodation proof and other certificate documents required, including Permit to Hire Foreign Staff, foreign expert certificate and performance permit issued by local human resources and social security bureaus and other competent departments in charge of foreign experts, culture, and sports, within 30 days after their entry.
Venue: Chengdu Exit and Entry Service Center
Step 5: Be legally employed
Tips: Foreign students are not allowed to have a job, do business or be engaged in other business activities during schooling. They may join work-study programs according to school regulations. Students joining such programs shall not work for more man 20 hours per week or work in entertainment places.

How can foreign students get a job in Chengdu?
Step 1: They shall exit China within specified period of time after graduation, completion of schooling or dropout;
Step 2: Foreign students may get jobs in China as job hunters after they go back to their countries after graduation and accumulate certain work experience.

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