Shanghai To Offer Work Visas To High-Tech Professionals

Written by Kruti Beesam

Shanghai To Offer Work Visas To High-Tech Professionals

China is making an attempt to extend a hand of friendship to the professionals of the world. This is being done by making Shanghai issuing visas on arrival to high level professionals. This good news was given out by the authorities with the hope of making Shanghai, a global centre for scientific and technological innovation. To be eligible for this, there are some conditions you need to fulfill.

You should have either received an invitation from a licensed high tech enterprise, posses a certificate of talent issued by the Shanghai Human Resource Authority or be endorsed by a high tech business incubator. Having any of these will prevent you from leaving the country to achieve a work visa. Isn’t that great? This will solve a lot of your legal hassles.

When this is taken care of, you can dedicate all your attention to giving your best at work. Talking about the same, Sheng Xiaobo, a visa management official from the Shanghai Entry-Exit Administration Bureau, said at a news conference on Thursday that anyone with a work permit or a business plan can now receive the visa at the Shanghai port.

This news will surely be a relief to all those aspiring to establish a career in Shanghai. The new rules make it mandatory for employers to provide the documents that are necessary for visa application. This, they are expected to do five days in advance, to ensure efficiency in the process. These changes in the issuance of visas were announced after President Xi Jinping made an important declaration.

What Shanghai Needs

The President declared the need to develop Shanghai, in terms of its scientific and technological advancement. He believes that this will happen only when people from other places make valuable contributions in Shanghai. He wishes to achieve this, by making it easy for foreigners to apply for visas and gaining permanent residency.

From now on, a candidate’s eligibility for permanent residence permit will be decided not based on his/her job title, but on the amount of income tax paid to the government. If you are from tech background then Shanghai should be your destination.

Source: Asia One Business

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