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Notice on Inviting Applications for Permanent Residence in China Under the Points System from Foreign Members of Start-Up Teams As Well As Employed Foreign Management/Technical Personnel in the Demonstration Area of Comprehensive Pilot Program for Further Opening up Beijing's Service Sector (2019)

· INSIGHTS

I. Eligible Applicants

Two groups of foreign talent are eligible for the permanent residence application under the points system, including foreign members of start-up teams and foreign management/technical personnel employed by enterprises in the Chaoyang District and Shunyi District

(I) Foreign members of start-up teams in the service sector of the demonstration area of comprehensive pilot program for further opening up Beijing's service sector:

1. A start-up team shall meet the following criteria:

(1) The company founded by the team shall be registered in Chaoyang District or Shunyi District and have paid taxes for no less than 5 years;

(2) The company's business belongs to the service industries that conform to the urban strategic orientation of Beijing and are strongly promoted by the district government, including S&T, Internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, medical care & pension, professional services, commercial services, etc.

2. A foreign member of a start-up team shall meet one of the following criteria to be an eligible applicant:

(1) The member shall hold a director or above management post in the company;

(2) The member shall hold at least 5% or more of the shares in the company.

(II) Foreign management and technical personnel employed by the service industry enterprises in the demonstration area of the comprehensive pilot program for further opening up Beijing's service sector:

1. The business of the service industry enterprises in the demonstration area shall conform to the urban strategic orientation of Beijing and are strongly promoted by the district government, including S&T, Internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, medical care & pension, professional services, commercial services, etc.;

2. The foreign management/technical personnel employed by the enterprises in the demonstration area shall meet one of the following criteria:

(1) Management/technical personnel who hold a director or above post in the above eight types of enterprises, or personnel with deputy senior title or above;

(2) Heads of special project teams or major projects;

(3) Professionals in short supply and urgent need in the industry.

II. Assessment Standards

For Assessment Standards for Applications for Permanent Residence in China under the Points System from Foreign Members of Start-up Teams in the Service Sector in the Demonstration Area of Comprehensive Pilot Program for Further Opening up the Service Sector in Beijing, and Assessment Standards for Applications of Permanent Residence in China under the Points System from Foreign Management and Technical Personnel Employed by Enterprises in the Demonstration Area of Comprehensive Pilot Program for Further Opening up the Service Sector in Beijing, please see Annex 3.

III. Application Materials and Requirements

(I) Foreign members of start-up teams in the demonstration area shall submit the following materials for the application of permanent residence in China under the points system:

1. An application from the employer;

2. A letter of commitment from the employer;

3. A letter of commitment from the applicant;

4. A duly completed copy of the Application for Permanent Residence in China under the Points System from Foreign Members of Start-up Teams and Foreign Management and Technical Personnel Employed by Enterprises in the Demonstration Area of Comprehensive Pilot Program for Further Opening up the Service Sector in Beijing;

5. A photocopy of the applicant's valid passport;

6. A photocopy of the company's business license duplicate;

7. A photocopy of the employment contract indicating the applicant's position in the company (if the applicant is applying as a company holder, a copy of the company's Articles of Association kept on record by Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce shall be presented indicating the company shares held by the applicant);

8. The applicant's proof of tax payment in Beijing;

9. Other related materials, for instance:

Education background: the applicant's diploma of the highest level of education and certificates issued by the certification institution designated by the Chinese embassy or consulate in the applicant's home country or the Ministry of Education;

Number of years working in China: the applicant's proof of tax payment in China or work permit (Employment Certificate for Foreigners and Foreign Expert Certificate) and other materials that can prove the number of years the applicant has worked in China;

Relevant work experience: contracts with former employers or proof of employment (including the applicant's position, professional title, job description, work seniority, and other related information), and proof of former employers' qualification (e.g. employees of universities listed in the QS World University Rankings are required to present the QS World University Rankings list);

Innovation products or core technologies owned by the start-up team: proof of IP ownership (patents obtained or certificates of awards and honors) and other materials;

Investments attracted: investment agreements and proof of investments being credited to account;

Company earnings: a statement issued by a third party (affixed with its official seal), stating the company's tax record;

Investments in other companies: investment agreements and proof of capital contribution.

10. Other necessary materials.

Please note that the application materials written in foreign languages are supposed to be translated into Chinese by a qualified translation company and affixed with the official seal of the employer prior to submission.

(II) Foreign management/technical personnel employed by service industry enterprises in the demonstration area shall submit the following materials for the application of permanent residence in China under the points system:

1. An application from the employer;

2. A letter of commitment from the employer;

3. A letter of commitment from the applicant;

4. A duly completed copy of the Application for Permanent Residence in China under the Points System from Foreign Members of New Venture Teams and Foreign Management and Technical Personnel Employed by Enterprises in the Demonstration Area of Comprehensive Pilot Program for Further Opening up the Service Sector in Beijing;

5. A photocopy of the employment contract indicating the applicant's position in the company;

6. A photocopy of the applicant's valid passport;

7. A photocopy of the company's business license duplicate;

8. The applicant's proof of tax payment in Beijing;

9. A photocopy of relevant certificates obtained by the company;

10. Other relevant materials, for instance:

Education background: the applicant's diploma of the highest level of education and the certificates issued by the certification institution designated by the Chinese embassy or consulate in the applicant's home country or the Ministry of Education;

Number of years working in China: the applicant's proof of tax payment in China or employment permit (Foreign Expert Certificate) and other materials that can prove the number of years the applicant has worked in China;

Relevant work experience: contracts with former employers or the proof of employment (including the applicant's position, professional title, job description, work seniority, and other related information), and proof of former employers' qualification (e.g. employees of universities listed in the QS World University Rankings are required to present the QS World University Rankings list);

Gross annual salary: a document issued by the employer proving the applicant's salary plus performance bonus of the previous year;

Expertise in technology: proof of IP ownership (patents obtained or certificates of awards and honors), internationally recognized certificates in professional or technical skills, and other related materials;

Social benefits: certificates of honors obtained, reports of public welfare activities carried out and other related materials.

11. Other necessary materials.

Please note that:

1. The applicant must accept an interview if the accepting department deems it necessary;

2. The originals of application materials shall be submitted for inspection, and the copies shall be stamped with the official seal of the employer;

3. Application materials written in foreign languages are supposed to be translated by a qualified translation company into Chinese and affixed with the official seal of the employer prior to submission.

IV. Requirements for Assembling Documents

(I) All application materials shall be bound and submitted on a company basis and affixed with the official seal of the employer (requirements: front-page seal + across-page seal). The originals of materials are required to be delivered.

(II) Foreign members of start-up teams in the service sector and foreign management/technical personnel employed by service industry enterprises are two different categories of talent; therefore, their application materials must be bound separately.

(III) For each category of applicants, the employer shall arrange application documents in the right order, i.e. the table of contents, the summary sheet of all applicants, the Application Form, and relevant application materials. Please use a color page to separate the documents of different applicants. Both the front and back covers shall be sheets of 110-gram (or above) white matte cardstock paper.

(IV) All application materials shall be submitted in five hard copies together with a disc bearing the scanned copies in a compressed file. The file shall be named after the employer name.

(All information in this document is authentic in Chinese. English is provided for reference only. In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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