1. Complaints can be made through counter services, telephone calls, emails and letters, which are subject to seperate announcements made by local processing agencies and decision-making bodies handling applications for the Foreigner’s Work Permit. 2. Online compliants: Complaints can be filed online via the Management and Service System for Foreigners Working in China.

No quota is set for the introduction of high-end foreign talents (Category A); the number of foreign professional talents (Category B) shall be limited based on market demand; and any restriction on ordinary foreigners (Category C) is subject to China’s relevant regulations.

Decision-making bodies are the administrative departments for adjudicating upon applications by foreigners for work permits in China under the provincial people’s governments and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, as well as their legally authorized administrative departments for foreigners working in China under the local people’s governments.

Processing agencies are the administrative departments for processing applications by foreigners for work permits in China under the provincial people’s governments and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, as well as the administrative departments for foreigners working in China under local people’s governments authorized by them or relevant agencies entrusted by them for this purpose.

Decision-making bodies should review applications for a Foreigner’s Work Permit, make a decision within 20 working days and inform the employer.

Foreigners applying for a work permit in China from within or outside China, or for extension or cancellation of their existing work permits should go through the following procedures

1. The applicant should be 18 years old or above, be in good health, have no record of criminal conviction, be employed by a legally-established unit, and be professionally or academically competent for the job.

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SAFEA is responsible for certifying foreign experts to work in the Chinese mainland and organizing overseas training for Chinese technical and managerial professionals.

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