New Government Notice on Work Permits for Foreign Staff in Overseas NGOs

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Editor’s Note

This is CDB’s translation of a news report that appeared in the 境外非政府组织在中国 Wechat account, which belongs to the Ministry of Public Security’s Overseas NGO Management Office. You can find the original here.

 

“Notice on handling the work permits for foreign employees in ONGOs and related issues” jointly issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security.

 

Recently, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security jointly distributed a notice on the work permits for foreign employees in ONGOs to provincial-level units. The notice clearly points out the requirements for issuing work permits for foreigners employed by ONGOs that have legally opened representative offices or filed for temporary activities.

The Notice requires that the work permits for foreign employees in ONGOs’ representative office should be applied for in accordance with the following:

 

  1. Regarding chief representatives who meet “foreign top talent” standards, they can apply for a visa online by presenting the application documents, including the chief representative office certificate of the ONGO, a physical examination certificate and the application form. The approval shall be valid for no longer than five years. The chief representatives who hold recommendations from provincial-level (or above) public security organs can be identified as “foreign top talent”, and apply for a visa in accordance with the above regulations.

 

  1. With the chief representative certificate of the ONGO, a physical examination certificate and an application form, applicants can apply online. Those who meet “foreign top talent” standards can enjoy a streamlined application process after providing the corresponding documents. Limitations of age, education and work experience can be relaxed in the case of organizations who are identified by provincial-level (or above) public security organs as having a need, and have obtained the ONGO representative office certificate.

 

  1. Other foreign employees for ONGOs should apply for visas in accordance with the Classification Standard for Foreigners Working in China and the Guide of Work Permit Applications for Foreigners.

 

The work permit for foreign employees in overseas organizations conducting temporary activities should be applied for in accordance with the following:

 

  1. Those in charge of temporary activities and other important members of staff can apply for work permits by providing the receipt form for the temporary activity. The approval period shall be no longer than the period of the temporary activity.

 

  1. Foreigners who apply for a work permit for no more than 90 days (including 90 days) shall apply online by providing the receipt form for the temporary activity. Those that meet “foreign top talent” standards can apply for a foreign talent invitation letter online by providing the receipt form for the temporary activity and other supporting material, and the accompanying staff can fill out application forms.

 

  1. Foreigners who apply for a work permit for more than 90 days, but no more than 1 year (including 1 year), shall apply online by providing the receipt form for the temporary activity, an employment contract or certificate of employment, and a physical examination certificate. For the work qualification certificate, letter of good conduct and the certificate of the highest degree achieved, the commitment system is used.

 

The notice also requires that administrative departments that deal with foreign workers and public security organs should strengthen their coordination, in order to improve service management and strengthen the information exchange of all relevant units. Representatives or other staff of ONGOs who make outstanding contributions to China’s welfare development, can be approved by the relevant government departments to participate in the selection of the “Friendship Award”, and other national or local awards.

国家外国专家局、公安部联合印发《关于为境外非政府组织外籍工作人员办理工作许可等有关问题的通知》

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《关于为境外非政府组织外籍工作人员办理工作许可等有关问题的通知》于近日正式印发至各地,对相关外籍工作人员办理来华工作许可提出了明确的要求。
近日,国家外国专家局、公安部向各省、自治区、直辖市外国专家局、公安厅(局)印发《关于为境外非政府组织外籍工作人员办理工作许可等有关问题的通知》(外专发[2017]124号),对办理在中国境内依法设立代表机构、开展临时活动备案的境外非政府组织外籍工作人员来华工作许可提出了明确要求。
通知要求,为在中国境内依法设立代表机构的境外非政府组织外籍人员办理工作许可时要按照:
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符合外国高端人才标准的外籍首席代表,在中国境内凭境外非政府组织代表机构首席代表证、体检证明、外国人来华工作许可申请表在线申请外国人来华工作许可,批准期限最长可达5年。持省级以上公安机关境外非政府组织管理部门推荐意见的外籍首席代表,可认定为外国高端人才,按照上述规定办理;
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凭境外非政府组织代表机构代表证、体检证明、外国人来华工作许可申请表在线申请外国人来华工作许可。符合外国高端人才标准的,应提供相应证明材料,经认定后享有相应办理工作许可便利。经省级以上公安机关境外非政府组织管理部门认定确有需要并获得境外非政府组织代表机构代表证的,可适当放宽年龄、学历或工作经历限制;
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代表机构聘用的其他外籍工作人员,要按照外国人来华工作分类标准(试行)及外国人来华工作许可服务指南(暂行)等相关规定申请外国人来华工作许可。
为在中国境内依法备案临时活动的境外非政府组织外籍人员办理工作许可时要按照:
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临时活动外籍负责人员及主要工作人员可凭临时活动备案回执单办理外国人来华工作许可,工作许可批准期限不超过临时活动期限;
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申请来华工作不超过90日(含90日)的外国人,凭临时活动备案回执单在线申请外国人来华工作许可。符合外国高端人才标准的,应提供相应证明材料,可凭临时活动备案回执在线申请外国专家来华邀请函,随行人员均应填写申请表;
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申请来华工作90日以上,但不超过1年(含1年)外国人,凭临时活动备案回执单、聘用合同或任职证明、体检证明在线申请外国人来华工作许可,工作资历证明、无犯罪记录证明、最高学位(学历)等采用承诺制。
通知还要求,各地外国人工作管理部门和公安机关要加强协调配合,共同做好境外非政府组织的外籍工作人员在中国境内工作的服务管理工作;省级以上公安机关境外非政府组织管理部门和外国人工作管理部门及时对境外非政府组织的外籍工作人员信息交换;对为中国公益事业发展做出突出贡献的境外非政府组织外籍首席代表、代表或其他工作人员,可经有关部门推荐参加中国政府友谊奖等国家、地方奖项的评选表彰。

Translated by Shen Duojia

Reviewed by Gabriel Corsetti

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