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Issued by: Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau

Date of issue: November 01, 2019

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)

To all units concerned,

To further promote the comprehensive pilot program for further opening up Beijing's service sector, strengthening the protection of foreign talent, and forming a new advantage to gather talent for the international development of Beijing's service sector, we have officially started to assess and invite applications for permanent residence in  China under the points system from foreign members of start-up teams, as  well as foreign management/technical personnel employed by enterprises,  in the demonstration area of comprehensive pilot program to further  open up Beijing's service sector in 2019. Related notice is given as follows:

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.

V. Opening Hours and Address for Application

Open for applications: November 1 to December 20, 2019

Business hours: 9:30-12:00, 13:30-17:00

Address:  Conference Room 1, 3F, Buildings 16 and 17 (northwest in  Fangzhuangqiao), Block 3, Fangzhuang Fangxingyuan Community, Fengtai  District, Beijing

Tel.: (8610)87211225  13661346901

Websites: 

1. "Notice and Announcement" at http://sw.beijing.gov.cn/

2.  "Notice and Announcement" or "Guidance on Entry-Exit Declaration of  Foreign Talents in Demonstration Area" at http://open.beijing.gov.cn/.

All units concerned are required to properly organize applications and offer recommendations as requested.

(Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau reserves the right of final interpretation of this Notice)




(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.)