How to apply for a foreigner's work visa if the employer is changed?
New regulations in 2020.
If foreigners change their jobs, can their work permits and work residence permits continue to be used?
If a foreigner's work city has changed, how to deal with it?
Combined with the latest policy in 2020, we interpret it as follows:
1.If foreigners change jobs, they need to cancel the work permit and work residence permit
When foreigners working in China change employers, they need to cancel their work permit first and get the work permit cancellation certificate.
In addition, they need to cancel their work and residence permits and obtain a 30-day humanitarian stay visa within 10 natural days of leaving their jobs.
Can foreigners only cancel the work permit, but not the work residence permit (work visa)?
If foreigners are outside China and cannot cancel their work residence permit (work visa) due to objective reasons, they can go to Exit and Entry Administration Bureau to cancel their visa as soon as they enter the country.
If foreigners are in China and do not cancel their work and residence permits, they may cause illegal employment and will be punished by entry and exit.
The humanitarian stay visa is only 30 days，time is too tight？
According to the new policy focus on the epidemic issued by the National Bureau of immigration in 2020, the visa held by foreigners can be automatically extended for two months, so they can stay for another 60 days after 30 days. New employers need to apply for new work and residence permit as soon as possible.
It should be noted that the automatic extension of 60 days can only be used once (Shanghai Policy). If you have already used the automatic extension, you need to strictly abide by the visa time.
What should I do if I forget to cancel my work residence permit (work visa)?
If a foreigner forgets to cancel his / her work visa, he / she needs to go to the Exit and Entry Administration Bureau to explain the situation immediately and provide relevant supporting materials to apply for "private affairs visa".
However, the Exit and Entry Administration Bureau will issue according to the actual situation, there is the possibility of refusing the visa.
What kind of information is needed ?
1. Work permit cancellation certificate, original
2. Letter of resignation, original
If the application conditions are met, a new work permit can be obtained within 10-15 working days.
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