Shandong issues the first work permit for foreigners

(safea.gov.cn) Updated: 2016-11-09

Shandong issues the first work permit for foreigners

Qingdao Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs issues the first Work Permit for Foreigners in Shandong to American expert Dr. Lieblich Paul on Nov 3. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Qingdao Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs issued the first Work Permit for Foreigners in Shandong to American expert Dr. Lieblich Paul on November 3. This marks the beginning of a new era in management and service work for foreigners in Shandong.

Shandong launched the management and service system for foreigners who work in China on November 1. Dr. Paul is an experienced education management expert who has won many international awards. He has been working in international schools in China, and came to Shandong to help build up a new international school in Qingdao. Dr. Paul felt very honored to be the first person to receive the Work Permit for Foreigners in Shandong. Dr. Paul’s work permit exempted the limit on foreign experts’ age, so that he is free of that concern.

Shandong will adopt a more proactive, open and efficient working system for foreigners in China, which should prove attractive to them.

The double-track work permits, involving border entrance work permit and foreign experts work permit for overseas employees in China, was streamlined into one system under reforms initiated by the State Council and implemented by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.

Trials of the integrated mechanism will be officially launched in Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin, Anhui, Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on November 1. Based on their experiences, such as how to distribute duties, streamline procedures and systems and improve coordination among different departments, the system is expected to be expanded to other provinces and regions next year.

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