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Bureau eases processes for highly talented personnel


Updated: 2019-08-30

Notice has been posted by the Zhuhai Scientific & Technological Innovation Bureau that high-caliber foreign, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan talents can apply for facilitated exit-entry, short stay, and residence permits beginning Sunday, Sept 1.

This applies to talents who work at or start businesses in Zhuhai and satisfy the requirements of the Notice of the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of Guangdong Province to Launch Qualification of High-Level Talents for Foreigners and from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

Eligible talents recognized by Guangdong authorities are not bound by the age limitation of 60. They will be issued a work-type residence permit (annotated with "talent") valid within five years. A permanent residence permit can be applied for in a shortened approval time upon the recommendation of enterprises at which they have worked for more than three years.


Zhuhai National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone [Photo by Cheng Lin / Zhuhai Daily]

Recognized talents who come to China without a visa can apply for a China Talent R Visa from the granting authority in the port of entry and apply for a work-type residence permit valid within five years after entry. Those holding other visas can apply for an alteration to R Visa or for a work-type residence permit valid within five years.

R visas are issued to those who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China. 

Meanwhile, talents holding a foreign permanent residence permit or work-type residence permit in Guangdong can apply for a residence permit for private affairs for their foreign housekeepers by providing a personal guarantee and employment contract.

Applications can be made via Enterprises that hire the talents should submit printed documents to the Zhuhai Scientific & Technological Innovation Bureau for filing within five working days of the date processing of the application begins.

Talents in the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone Hengqin Area should file their application at in accordance with relevant regulations.

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