Work Permit and Visa Application
As in other countries, foreign nationals need a work permit to be legally employed in China. Until recently, local governments have been reluctant to enforce visa-related matters but this has changed. Foreign nationals found working or living in China without the necessary visa permits and paperwork can face fines, imprisonment or deportation. Employers have to pay up to RMB 100,000 when found guilty of employing a foreign national illegally.
In order to avoid these problems, it is advisable for foreign companies of any size to seek the support of a professional service provider. CBC-Primasia has offered Chinese visa services and helped dozens of foreign companies with employment, payroll, visa and work permit matters and has built a reputation in these fields.