How to Apply
(1) Complete Application Form for Permanent Residence in China, and provide 2 copies of two-inch recent photos and a digital version of these photos.
(2) A valid passport and employment-typed residence permits issued in Shanghai for consecutively 4 years before this application, and 2 copies of each should be submitted.
(3) Income certificate of the last 4 years issued by the employer(s) and provide 1 copy of this.
(4) Individual income tax clearance certificate issued by the Shanghai taxation bureau documenting the last consecutive 4 years before this application and provide 1 copy of this.
(5) Valid Working Permit (or Employment Permit, Foreign Expert Certificate) issued in Shanghai, and 2 copies of this.
(6) Letter of recommendation issued by the present employer, and provide 1 copy of this.
(7) Employer’s Business License (counterpart) or relevant registration certificate, Approval Certificate of Foreign Invested Enterprise or Foreign Invested Enterprise Filing Receipt (not required for domestic companies) and annual inspection certificate of the recent 4 years, and provide 2 copies of each.
(8) A Health check certificate which was issued by a domestic entry-exit inspection and quarantine agency (or by foreign medical institutions verified by Embassy /Consulate General of China), and provides 1 copy of this. The health certificate should be issued within the validity of the last 6 months.
(9) A Criminal Record/ Background check which shows no trace or history of any kind must be verified by the Embassy/Consulate General of China, and 1 copy should also be provided. The name on the Record Check must match that on the valid passport. In case the applicant has changed names, the former names should be noted in the Record, In case the applicant has lived in a country/region outside the passport-issuing country for successively two years or longer after he/she is 18 years old, a clear Criminal Record check from that country/region is also required. The Record(s) should be issued within the validity of the last 6 months.