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15 July 2015

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[Work] How long does it take to get the invitation letter used when applying for z visa at the embassy?

Applicants can directly apply for the Z, F, or R visa with the notification of the work permit without any invitation letter.  
 
Basic processing procedure:
 
I.The procedure of application for Foreigners’ Work Permit in China (working in China above 90 days, not including 90 days):
 
1.Submit online. The employers shall enter into the system, fill out the information online and submit all the relevant documents. The intermediates shall fill out the relevant information online, including the company name, the legal registration certificate (including business license or organization code certificate, social insurance registration certificate or the registration certificate of foreign residence representative’s office, etc.), and the name, individual identity certificate, telephone number of agencies, and then submit the power of attorney and the identity certificate of the agencies.
 
2. Preliminarily review online. The competent department shall make a preliminary review on the documents that have already uploaded by the employers online within five working days as the date of submitting (excluding this date). The department shall make a comprehensive notice to the employers if their documents are not qualified and notice the employers online to submit all the original documents on site if qualified. 
 
3. Handling process. The competent departments shall decide whether they shall accept the application or not after the preliminary review. The application which is included in our business scope with the comprehensive and qualified documents and meet our requirements shall be accepted with an electrical accepted notification; the one without qualified documents and out of our legal requirements shall be returned at one time to fix it up and shall be accepted after the collection; the one that is out of our business scope shall be rejected with the appropriate reasons with a rejected notification to the applicants or employers by the department within five working days from the date of deciding.  
 
4. Review. The competent departments shall review and make a decision within 10 working days (excluding the date of acceptation) if Foreigner’s Work Permit Notification or Foreigner’s Work Permit shall be approved or not. Foreigner’s Work Permit Notification shall be issued online if approved. The applicants shall apply and collect the work permit after entry within 15 working days with all the following original documents, contract or the work certification, previous work experience certificate, criminal clearance certificate, body check certificate and the highest degree certificate, etc.
 
5. Decision making. The competent department shall approve the qualified and capable applicants to get the work permit above 90 days and the employers shall bring all the original documents on site to check within 10 days as the date of approval and collect the foreigner’s work permit. The department shall also reject the unsuitable applicants with a decent reason and notice the applicants or the employers have the right to apply it again or apply for a suit. The decision-making department could simplify the review procedure on hard documents for the work permit extension under the trust record of the employers and the applicants. 
 
II. The procedure of application for Foreigners’ Work Permit in China or Invitation Letter for Foreign Experts to China (work in China for 90 days or less) is as follows:
 
1. Submit online. The employers or the intermediates shall submit the application information online. 
 
2.Preliminarily review and accept online. The competent department shall make a preliminary review and acceptation on the documents that have already uploaded by the employers online within five working days as the date of submitting (excluding this date). The department shall make a comprehensive notice to the employers if their documents are not qualified and accept the one that is qualified and issue the acceptation notice online. 
 
3. Review. The competent departments shall review and make a decision within 5 working days without submitting paper documents for verification.
 
4. Decision making. The competent department shall approve the qualified and capable applicants to get the work permit less than 90 days and issue the notification letter online without checking the paper documents. The department shall also reject the unsuitable applicants with a decent reason and notice the applicants or the employers have the right to apply it again or apply for a suit. The applicant that is qualified to get the invitation letter shall collect it at the issuing authority without submitting paper documents for verification.