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Foreign talents in Chaoyang and Shunyi, Beijing, can Get Chinese "Green Card" by Credits

Author:Longan Law FirmAddtime:2018-12-11 14:56:09Font size:SmallMediumBig

 On November 2, 2018, the policy announcement for foreign talents in Chaoyang and Shunyi Districts of Beijing applying for the credits assessment of permanent residence in China was held. The aim is to speed up the construction of the foreign talent guarantee system in the service industry, to form the agglomeration effect of the international high-end talents in the service industry in Beijing, and further to implement the “New Ten Articles” for the entry and exit of foreign talents, which was supported by the Ministry of Public Security in terms of the service industry in Beijing. Article 6 of the “New Ten Articles” clarifies that “foreigners of the entrepreneurial team of Chaoyang and Shunyi Demonstration Zones and foreign management technical talents selected by enterprises shall be scored according to the evaluation criteria of foreign talents. If they reach a certain score, they are entitled to apply for permanent residence in China.” This presentation was commissioned by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce and hosted by the Union of Beijing Business Service (UBBS). Xia Mingyang, the police officer of the Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau in Beijing, and Zhao Wenjie, from the Coordination and Promotion Office of Commission of Commerce in Beijing, gave a detailed introduction to the “Evaluation Policy of Credits for Foreign Talents” respectively. Cao Lei, executive vice president and secretary general of the Union of Beijing Business Service (UBBS), was invited to join in the mutual communication activities.

Nearly 30 members and non-member service organizations and enterprises from overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce and members thereof, Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and members thereof, Chengtong, Kerui and Zhongzhi Renli, Long An Law Firm, Fujitsu, Intel, etc., who have the request to apply for foreigners’ permanent residence in China, attended the forum.

•Light-spots of the entry and exit policy for the foreigners

Foreigners who get Chinese China's permanent residence permit, so-called the "Chinese Green Card", will have an unlimited residence in China. They can enter and leave China with their passports or green cards without a visa. They will have the rights same as Chinese in investing, purchasing houses, opening bank accounts, applying for driver's licenses, applying for the school entry for their children and other aspects.

People in Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau in Beijing announced that, foreigners, especially those in Chaoyang and Shunyi Districts, would get easier and looser policy and measures with more opportunities to get Chinese green cards. The light-spots of the policy are that “the threshold is lowered, the conditions are flexible, and the time of application is shortened."

•Main contents of the entry and exit policy for the foreigners

The pilots of new policy are divided into two categories: the first category is for the foreign members of the startup groups in Chaoyang and Shunyi Districts; the second category is for the foreign management and technical talents selected and engaged by the enterprises in Chaoyang and Shunyi Districts.

The first category is for the foreign members of the entrepreneurial teams in the service sector in the demonstration areas, which requests that the entrepreneurial teams shall be registered and pay taxes within 5 years in Chaoyang and Shunyi Districts. The foreign employees of the teams shall serve as the company directors or above, or own more than 5% of stocks in the companies. The second category is for the foreign management and technical talents selected and engaged by the service enterprises in the demonstration areas, which requires that the enterprises shall be registered and pay taxes in Chaoyang or Shunyi Districts, and enterprises are selected in the directory of key service enterprises and institutions; foreign management and technical personnel shall serve as directors or above, or have deputy senior titles and above, or as a leader of a special project team or a major project.

•Evaluation of the entry and exit policy for the foreigners

The evaluation work introduces the market-oriented evaluation and organizes experts to give scores. Foreigners with a score of 70 or above and a recommendation letter from the, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce can apply for the Chinese permanent residence with the Foreigner Service Hall of the Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau in Beijing.

•Time window for the entry and exit policy for the foreigners

In order to reserve enough time for foreign friends to prepare materials, from November 1, 2018 to December 20, 2018, the time of application will last more than one and a half months. During the above-mentioned period, a number of publicity activities will be organized to increase the intercommunication opportunities for foreigners. All of materials will be collected at the “Open Beijing Operation Center” on the first floor of the Beijing Commercial Committee.

•Prospects for the entry and exit policy for the foreigners

After the meeting, Cao Lei, executive vice president and secretary general of Union of Beijing Business Service (UBBS), and Zhao Wenjie, from the Coordination and Promotion Office of Commission of Commerce in Beijing, exchanged ideas on how to expand and open comprehensive pilot talent policies by taking advantage of the Beijing service industry, and to further develop strengths of Union of Beijing Business Service (UBBS), and to offer a better service for business association members, organizations and enterprises who have the needs of permanent residence in China.

November 5, 2018
Union of Beijing Business Service (UBBS)

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