Provisions of Qualification Certification Application for Introducing Foreign Culture and Educational Experts to Work in China

(safea.gov.cn)

Updated: 2014-02-18

I. Application Type:

Qualification Certification of Overseas Organizations That Introduce Foreign Experts to Work in China

II. Implementing Authority:

State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R. China (SAFEA)

Provincial administrations of foreign experts affairs

III. Qualifications

Overseas organizations that intend to send foreign cultural and educational experts to work in China are required to obtain Qualification Certification and Qualification Certificate of Introducing Foreign Cultural and Educational Experts to Work in China. This Certificate serves as a basic support document for overseas organizations to engage in foreign cultural and educational experts intermediary business.

Overseas organizations that apply for qualification certification for introducing foreign cultural and educational experts to work in China shall:

be a corporate organization

be a non-religious body

have the capacity of recommending and introducing foreign cultural and educational experts

IV. Application Materials

Application Form of Qualification Certification for Introducing Foreign Cultural and Educational Experts to Work in China

Legal documents provided by authorities of where overseas organizations are located

Credentials of financial standing provided by local financial authorities of where overseas organizations are located

Profile of the organization

CV of the legal person of the organization (education, work experience)

V. Procedure and Processing Time

5.1 Application

Applications by overseas organizations that do not have an office in China shall be made with SAFEA while applications by those that have an office in China shall be made with provincial administrations of foreign experts affairs where the office is located.

5.2 Application Acceptance

5.2.1 Where applicants submit complete application materials in conformity with the prescribed forms or application materials required by implementing authority, application will be accepted and processed.

5.2.2 The implementing authority shall allow applicants to correct mistakes in their application materials on the spot. In the case of incomplete application materials or any inconformity with the prescribed forms, the implementing authority shall issue on the spot or within 5 days a dated Notice for Supplementing Application Materials and Correcting Mistakes affixed with the official seal of the implementing authority for the purpose of one-off informing the applicant of materials to be supplemented and mistakes to be corrected. Where the implementing authority fails to inform the applicant, application shall be deemed as accepted as of the date of receiving the application materials.

5.2.3 For all applications, the implementing authority shall issue a dated Notice of Application Acceptance or a dated Notice of Application Denial affixed with the official seal of the implementing authority. In the case of denied applications, the implementing authority shall specify reasons in the Notice of Application Denial. In the case of the applicant failing to make supplementation or mistake-correction after being informed of the above Notice, the application will not be accepted.

5.3 Examination and Approval

The implementing authority, in the light of relevant provisions, shall examine the submitted application materials of an applicant and solicit advice and opinions from public security and foreign affairs authorities before making a decision within 45 days.

An application will not be approved in the case of one of the following:

Application materials are not authentic.

Applying organization does not qualify for introducing foreign cultural and educational experts.

Other reasons for which the implementing authority deem it unsuitable to grant an applying organization Qualification Certificate of Introducing Foreign Cultural and Educational Experts to Work in China.

Upon making positive or negative decisions on an application, the implementing authority shall issue a dated Notice of Decision with the official seal of the implementing authority. In the case of a negative decision, the implementing authority shall specify reasons in the Notice of Decision. In the case of a positive decision, the implementing authority shall, within 10 days after making the decision, issue and serve the Qualification Certificate of Introducing Foreign Cultural and Educational Experts to Work in China prepared and printed by SAFEA.

Provincial administrations of foreign experts affairs shall submit the list of qualified overseas organizations together with all their qualification certification application materials to SAFEA to be entered in the record.

VI. Annual Review and Registration

SAFEA and provincial administrations of foreign experts affairs shall conduct the annual review of the qualification of the overseas organizations that introduce foreign cultural and educational experts from January 1 to January 31 every year. Given the individual cases, review results may be as follows:

6.1 Organizations that have engaged in introducing foreign cultural and educational experts will be allowed to registration, which means their qualification remains valid.

6.2 In the case of minor violations of some provisions, registration will be postponed, which means qualification of the organizations in issue will be suspended for 3 months, and after 3 months either registration will be allowed or qualification revoked depending on how problems are solved.

6.3 In the case that qualified organizations no longer engage in introducing foreign cultural and educational experts to work in China, once confirmed, their qualification shall be annulled.

6.4 In the case of serious violations of provisions in the process of introducing foreign cultural and educational experts to work in China, qualification of the organizations in issue shall be revoked and new application for qualification shall not be allowed within the territory of P.R. China within 2 years.

Provincial administrations of foreign experts affairs shall submit results of annul review to SAFEA to be entered in the record.

SAFEA shall be responsible for interpreting These Provisions.

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