Guide to Employment of Foreign Experts

Guide to Employment of Foreign Experts


What is a Foreign Experts Invitation Confirmation?

This certificate is to be presented when a foreign expert applies for Visa Z. It proves that the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs agrees that the holder comes to China as an expert (accompanied by his/her family members) and asks the Chinese Embassy of Consulate to issue Visa Z according to the regulations concerned.

2 What offices issue it?

This certificate can only be issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. The departments of foreign affairs of provinces, autonomous regions and cities, and ministries under the State Council, their subordinate offices, units and international cooperative sections can also issue the certificate to the experts who come to work in their region or departments.

3 How to Apply?

This certificate can be obtained by the host institution, which applies for it to the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the departments of foreign affairs, entrusted by the Administration, and sends the original copy to the expert. This certificate should be presented with the invitation letter and cannot replace it.

4 How to Use?

This certificate can only be used by experts who have obtained approval to work in China while applying for Visa Z. It is needed by the expert when applying for Visa Z, not by other aliens to apply for Visas F or Visas L.

5 What is a Foreign Experts ID Card?

This allows foreign experts, who come to work in China for the first time, to enjoy preferential treatment at customs. Its holders will be allowed to bring in a reasonable amount of daily necessities for personal use free of duty.

6 How to Obtain a Foreign Experts IC Card?

This certificate is issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, and by offices of foreign affairs in provinces, regions and cities. Experts who want to bring in duty-free necessities can inform their host institutions beforehand. When entering China, the foreign experts shall present the Customs the original copy of Foreign Experts ID Card.

7 What is a Foreign Experts Certificate?

This certificate card is necessary for foreign experts working in China to prove their identity and apply for residence permits.

8 How to apply for the FEC?

To apply for the Foreign Experts Certificate, the host institution should present the introduction letter from the authoritative agent; cultural and education experts should present the contract, agreement between the governments or universities, Visa Z or its duplicate, and 2 personal photos.

9 How long is it valid?

This certificate is valid for one year at most. When it expires, it should be renewed, otherwise it will be invalid. When work units change, the certificate should be returned to the issuer and a new one applied for in the new work place.

10 What are the points for attention?

When cards of various types are issued, the valid date should be clearly filled out.As a rule, cards of various types issued by the host institution should be taken back upon experts' leave and exit. In case the employment of foreign experts is renewed, the host institution should re-apply or extend the valid period of the original cards for the foreign experts, to avoid troubles arising out of the experts holding overdue cards.
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