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Infographic: How do expats pay taxes in China?


Expats working in China should pay individual income taxes. But don't worry, it's not that complicated.

Classifications of foreigners' employment in China


​The State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) has set the classification standards for foreigners to work in China, established a feasible and pragmatic foreign talent assessment system concentrating on foreign personnel's ability, performance and contribution with an emphasis on market feedback, international peer evaluation and other market orientations.

Documents needed for application of Foreigner's Work Permit application


Under the new system, the employer and foreign applicant can complete the application and submit necessary supporting documents electronically.

Change, extension, renewal and cancellation of Foreigner's Work Permit


If there is any change in the applicant's personal information (name, passport number, job title, category), the application should be filed with the relevant decision-making body within 10 days after the change.

Regulations on Foreigner's Work Permit


Applicants can directly apply from within China for the Foreigner's Work Permit if they meet the following requirements.

Types of visa


​Based on purposes for visa, Chinese visas include diplomatic visa, service visa, courtesy visa, and ordinary visa.

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