ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2009

In July 2009, the government of China announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Police of New Pudong Area, Shanghai. (7 January 2010). Seven new policies of exit-entry administration for foreign talents and investors in Pudong New Area. Available at http://zjs.police.pudong.gov.cn/docsqlwc/detail.asp?UnitDm=150600&backtype=CloseYes&docid=4290


Inception date: 01 Jul 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

From 1 July 2009, the City of Shanghai allows extended residence of certain foreign talent. Under the new regime, foreigners may now apply for visas of up to 5 years instead of a single year.

 

Workers that fall under one of the following six categories qualify for the extended visa:

  1. A foreigner who is recipient of 'honorary citizen of Shanghai', 'magnolia award' or 'award of magnolia honors'.
  2. A foreigner who is province (municipality) level special talent or celebrity.
  3. Academic or scientific research leader or researcher or teacher having vice-senior title or above who is employed by a state-level or province (ministry)-level research institution or a key institution of higher learning.
  4. Legal representative, managing director, vice managing director or chief financial officer of a new and high-tech enterprise, foreign-invested enterprise in the encouraged category, foreign-invested advanced technology enterprise or foreign-invested product exporting enterprise.
  5. Legal representative, managing director, vice managing director or chief financial officer of Shanghai regional headquarters, research and development center or investment company of a transnational corporation.
  6. Legal representative, managing director, vice managing director or chief financial officer of an enterprise with the registered capital of more than 3 million USD.

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