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Q: Bear with me please, fine people

On behalf of my colleague, please provide an answer to the questions below.

(This is for the benefit of my colleague who is in this situation)

Can you work in a city other than the one which issued your resident permit legally?

Is there any grey areas, such as working for the same company but in a different city to the one in which your got your RP?

1 year 13 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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If the FEC is issued for different city (it never is), then I guess, it's OK. I don't know rules, but usually it's always the same city: RP&FEC (work area).

 

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From what I've read the answer is no. Though I've read of it happening a lot. 

 

Your employed by company A "Guangzhou blah blah Education"

Your work permit is issued to work for "Shenzhen blah blah Education" & your resident permit is also issued in Shenzhen. 

 

I understand that head office of blah blah education does it this way because the SZ company is licensed to employ foreigners but the GZ company isn't. 

 

There could be a number of reasons why "GZ blah blah education" can't employ foreigners:

1) Schools have to be open a certain number of years before they can employ foreigners (not clear on how many)

2) A company has to be a particular type (Limited) to employ foreigners (I had this once a number of years ago). It's cheaper to open a non-limited company so sub-branches in other cities are opened on the cheap and head-office employs the foreigners. 

 

That's my understanding for what its worth. 

 

Will your friend get in trouble? Don't know

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would SAFEA be able to help ?

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Yes, providing you have a base in the city where the RP was issued and any taxes, insurance payments etc., are paid to the government in that city. The business licence attached to the RP would also have a registered bank account that payments should go into and come out of. That would be in the same city as the RP was issued.

 

Think of it in terms of a business man that regularly has to travel to other cities in order to do his job. Provided his registered office is in the city where the RP was issued, it is irrelevant what other cities he goes to for business purposes.

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You raise an interesting point about where the tax is paid. One may expect the city in which a person is working wants the tax revenue from that person.

It makes me wonder if the company is paying him and paying tax in a city other than where the RP is registered...... might be another thing to raise eyebrows. As I mentioned, they recently checked my tax payments for the past 2 years.

Seems to be several areas that no one has considered before being raised here.

BTW, The situation isn't a businessman, it is just a guy working for a company.

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Nope, it is actually quite clearly stated. Each branch is like a different company in that city.

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iWolfe, the straight legal answer is no but then again from your posts, you seem to skip over legality. 

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Marcos, dude, you are trying too hard. It's coming across as needy, desperate and a bit pathetic. Chill.

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