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CHINA – Change to Document Requirements for Category A Work Permit Applications

, 10/07/2018

Effective immediately, the Shanghai State Administration of Foreign Affairs requires a different tax certificate in support of applications for Category A work permits, including applicable new work permits, renewals and cancellations.

Previously, an Individual Income Tax (IIT) Paid Certificate (Duty-Paid Proof) was required. Now, an IIT Payment List, which shows name of the employer, as well as the applicant’s IIT payments over the last twelve months, is required. The IIT Payment List must be affixed with a company seal from the sponsoring employer.

The IIT Payment List can be obtained online by those who have registered for an online personal tax account, or in person at the tax authority.

Action Items
Employers who may be affected are advised to consult an immigration specialist for assistance with obtaining the correct document.