China – Deregistration Required for All Expired or Inactive Work Permits

What has changed

On November 13, 2015, the Beijing Labor Bureau announced plans to migrate to a new system in the near future. In anticipation of the new system and to update the labor bureau records, corporations are required to complete deregistration for all expired work permits and work permits where employment has been terminated.

Who is affected?
What to expect

  • All companies in Beijing, China

Corporations are being required to deregister all expired work permits, applicable to employees under employment but have not renewed a permit in time, and those who have departed. Failure to do so, may result in the bureau not processing further applications.

In the event that a work permit is not available when an employee leaves, company HR is required to complete the deregistration in person. The documents required are: newspaper notice of article lost, supporting letter and letter of resignation.

Emigra will continue to monitor policy changes and provide updates as necessary.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Companies must ensure that all expired work permits and work permits of departed employees have been deregistered.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.