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CHINA – New Online Pre-Approval System delays Work Permit Processing In Beijing

, 08/03/2016

Effective 4 January 2016, the Beijing Labour Bureau has introduced an online pre-approval system for Employment Licence and Work Permit applications, among others.

At present, the new pre-approval is taking three to five days to process, after which a manual application must still be made at the Labour Bureau.

How Does It Work?

For all Employment Licence and Work Permit applications in Beijing, an online application form must now be completed and certain supporting documents scanned and uploaded.

The status of the application can be checked online and, when it has been approved, an application report has to be printed and submitted manually to the Labour Bureau, along with all the original supporting documents.

Action Items

  • Allow an extra week for Employment Licence and Work Permit application processing in Beijing.