July 10, 2024

China’s new online employment permit platform update


With an objective of making the work permit application process simpler and more streamlined, the Chinese authorities have transitioned the online application system to a new website. Action will now be required for employers to reset their passwords.


What has changed?

The online work permit application system in China has been migrated to a new website called “The National Human Resources and Social Security Government Service Platform”. This has led to certain actions now being required from employers seeking to apply for a work permit for a foreign national. Employers previously registered on the old government website must now reset their password on the new platform. They may also be required to resubmit certain documents for pending applications if requested by the authorities.

What to expect /impact?

In order to continue making applications, the Employer will need to complete the requirement to reset passwords. Without doing so, no new application or ongoing application will be able to progress. It is also prudent to expect that while the new system is implemented, there may be the occasional technical issue.

What you need to do

For further information on the work permit application process in China, please contact the Sterling Lexicon immigration team at immigration@sterlinglexicon.com


Leanne Cottrell

Leanne Cottrell

As Head of Immigration with Sterling Lexicon, Leanne leads a team of specialists who are responsible for ensuring the entire immigration process is smooth and stress-free for clients, assignees and their accompanying family members. She brings over fifteen years of experience in strategic immigration management, planning and consultation to her role, and has cultivated invaluable knowledge and experience in processing countless global migration applications. As a trusted partner, she consults with clients on everything from policy considerations and cost or efficiency improvements, to the impact of opening offices in new locations. Leanne is a frequent presenter and author on global immigration topics and trends, and currently serves as a member of the Worldwide ERC (WERC) Immigration Advisory Council.

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