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Approval Process for Foreigners’ Two-Five Years Residence Permit in Shanghai

Sources:             Date:2015-01-29

Approval Process for Foreigners’ Two-Five Years Residence Permit in Shanghai 

Legal Basis:

“Provisions on Facilitating the Entry and Residence of Foreign High Level Talents and Investors”

“Provisions on Encouraging the Establishment of MNCs’ Regional Headquarters in Shanghai”

Qualifications:

Ⅰ. Basic requirements:

1. Legal entities and representative organizations that are registered in Shanghai and employ foreigners to work in Shanghai. Enterprises and institutions in the fields of culture, sports, education, medical treatment and justice that employ foreigners to work in Shanghai can file for application to the Foreign Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Consultation is needed for detailed information on applicable scope and condition.

2. Entities that have already acquired the employment certificate and certified specialist certificate issued by human resources and social security departments, as well as the representation certificate issued by industry and commerce departments. (With a term of validity of 2 years and beyond)

Ⅱ. Meeting one of the following requirements besides the basic requirements:

1. Foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors, deputy managing directors, CFOs, department directors and staff who work in MNCs’ regional headquarters in Shanghai;

2. Foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors, deputy managing directors, CFOs, department directors and staff who work in enterprises that are registered in Shanghai with a registered capital of 30 million USD and beyond;

3. Foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors, deputy managing directors, department directors, researchers who work in foreign-invested R&D centers in Shanghai with independent corporate capacity;

4. Foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors, deputy managing directors, CFOs, and department directors who work in enterprises that are registered in Shanghai with a registered capital of 3 million USD and beyond;

5. Foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors, deputy managing directors, CFOs, and department directors who work in key companies facilitating trade in service in Shanghai;

6. Foreign individual investors who have an investment of 3 million USD and beyond in Shanghai, and foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors and deputy managing directors who work in the enterprises the above-mentioned foreign individual investors have invested.

7. Foreign legal representatives, managing directors, deputy managing directors, and department directors who have invested in foreign-invested enterprises.

8. Foreign legal representatives, managing directors, deputy managing directors, CFOs, department directors who work in high and new technology enterprises, foreign-invested companies under the category of encouragement, foreign-invested advanced technology enterprises and product-for-export enterprises in Shanghai;

9. Foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors and deputy managing directors who work in other types of foreign-invested enterprises in Shanghai;

10. Foreign legal representatives, managing directors, deputy managing directors, CFOs, department directors who work in “Operational Centers”;

11. Foreign legal representatives, chairmen, vice chairmen, managing directors, deputy managing directors, personnel with a title above associate professor and associate researcher who work in enterprises and public institutions;

12. Foreign chief representatives and representatives from representative offices of foreign-invested companies in Shanghai;

13. Foreign senior executives, high-tech talents who work in large state-owned enterprises;

14. Foreigners who implement inter-governmental agreements on gratuitous aids in Shanghai;


Application Materials:

1. Residence Permit Application Form for Foreigners in Shanghai (Company Seal & Signature of Managing director);

2. “Business License”, “Certificate of Approval”, and photocopy of “Registration Certificate of Representative Office”;

3. Original and photocopy of the employment certificate, certified specialist certificate or representation certificate (With a term of validity of 2 years and beyond);

4. Photocopy of certifications issued by the concerned government departments;

5. Photocopy of passport

Application Procedures:

    Application for the Letter of Approval of the Two-Five Years Residence Permit

Authority in charge:

The examination and approval authority: Foreign Affairs Department of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce

Address: Building 7, No.300, Shi Bo Cun Road 

Contact: Wu Ying

Tel: 23110626


Service center: Shanghai Commerce and Administration Affairs Center

Address: Service Hall, Gate 5, No. 300, Shi Bo Cun Road

Contact: Zhang Ruqing

Tel: 23110473, 23110474


Service time:

Monday--Friday: 9:30-12:00, 13:00-17:00 (national holidays excluded)

Charge: Free of charge