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How long does it take to obtain a work permit?
The obtaining of a work permit in China is a rather long process. The flowchart below is provided as a guide only and is subject to change or revision without prior notice.
All days mentioned are workdays. Weekends and holidays are not taken into account.
DAY 1: All application documents received by SNA
DAY 72: Candidate obtains Residence Permit
DAY 3: All application documents translated and submitted by SNA.
DAY 52: Residence Permit application
DAY 51: Work Permit card issued
DAY 41: Authorisation to bring original documents for Work Permit application
DAY 23: Invitation letter issued by government, emailed to SNA and candidate.
DAY 30: Candidate enters China
DAY 29: Z visa issued by Chinese Embassy
DAY 24: Candidate applies for a Z visa
DAY 36: Candidate receives physical examination report
DAY13: If approved, authorisation to bring copies of documents for invitation letter application
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