Super City Business Consulting Company provides multinational expatriate corporate and individual clients with a full-range consultation and application services for various visas, certificates and permits which are necessary for those who are planning to and or already live and work in China.
Chinese visa is a permit issued to a foreigner by the Chinese visa authorities for entry into, exit from or transit through the Chinese territory. The Chinese visa authorities may issue a diplomatic, courtesy, service or ordinary visa to a foreigner according to his identity, purpose of visit to China and passport type.
The ordinary visa consists of eight sub-categories, which are marked with Chinese phonetic letters (D, Z, X, F, L, G, C, J-1 and J-2 respectively).
Visa X - For study who want to study in China, or practice as interns for more than 6 months.
Visa F - To visit, teach, do business, or for cultural, scientific or technological exchanges for less than 6 months.
Visa L - For travel, visiting friends and relatives or to deal with some private matters. A group visa can be obtained if more than 9 people come together for travel.
A L visa or a F visa can be upgraded to a Z work visa under some circumstances, this mainly applies to those who come to Shanghai taking high-ranking job titles, e.g., chief representatives of Rep. Offices, professors in schools, or vice general managers with their name showing on the employer business license of foreign-invested companies.
If you enter into China on a tourist L visa, and want to stay for a little longer than the validity period specified on the current visa, we can help you get a new tourist visa. You can apply for a one month zero-entry or single-entry L visa for at most twice at each entry.
If you enter into China on a business F or a tourist L visa, and want to stay longer in China, or want to re-enter into China for business reasons in the future, we can help you get a new F visa according to your needs. You can apply for a zero-entry, single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry visa with the validity for as long as 1 year.
After your arrival in Shanghai, you need to convert your current visa (L or F visa) to residence permit with 1-year validity. Residence permit validity depends on work permit, namely, it's strictly consistent with the employment contract validity.
To apply for the work permit card, fist of all, you will be required to have a health check as soon as you arrive in China. The exam includes blood tests for STD's, chest X-rays, a sonogram, vision test, and general health queries. Within a week of the exam you can receive your Health Check results.
Work Permit (Red Book):
You will need the following items to get your work permit:
Residence Permit Card (Attached to passport):
Finally, you'll need the following items to obtain this Permit: (Once you accommodate in a local apartment, it's necessary for you to register your information in the nearest police precinct. This sort of registration form will be submitted when applying for residence permit card.)
If you will work in a company with registered capital under 3 million US dollars, extra application procedure should be undertaken before entering China.
Employment License and Z visa Notification Letter:
You will send these documents to your HR in Shanghai as below:
Z visa application: You may bring these documents to apply for Z visa in Chinese Embassy / Consulate in your home country as follows: You should enter Shanghai with Z visa; otherwise you are not allowed to apply for work permit afterwards.