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Q: Residence Permit and WP re-apply

Hello, I have recnetly started working in china on a Z visa and got my WP and RP. The thing is I was seprated from my wife for almost two year and I took a HR postion as I wanted to reunite with her. Now after being here for 4 months I finally got offered an IT postion. This is the field that I normally work in. The new company says I need to Cancel my current WP and RP and re apply them. WIll there be any issues with this? I know I need to get an updated Background check with 6 months for the WP and i will be issued a 30 day via once this RP is cancelled. Will that 30 day visa allow me to apply for another WP? Im in good standing with this company and they should give me all the documentation I need.

7 weeks 23 hours ago in  Visa & Legalities - Shenzhen

 
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WP (.. and Residence permit with it!) is tied to a certain profession at which you're working.

Once, you apply for a new job with different profession, you must do all from the beginning.

 

It is a slight chance, you can change your original profession and WP/RP while remaining in China, but I don't know more details.

 

Best for you would be to find out which Chinese org. issued WP and contact them for the guidance.

That org. used to be (before 2017 Labor law changes ...) Foreign Expert Bureau, but it was replaced by some other name org.

 

Your employer should know more about that org. because they've applied for your WP there.

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WP (.. and Residence permit with it!) is tied to a certain profession at which you're working.

Once, you apply for a new job with different profession, you must do all from the beginning.

 

It is a slight chance, you can change your original profession and WP/RP while remaining in China, but I don't know more details.

 

Best for you would be to find out which Chinese org. issued WP and contact them for the guidance.

That org. used to be (before 2017 Labor law changes ...) Foreign Expert Bureau, but it was replaced by some other name org.

 

Your employer should know more about that org. because they've applied for your WP there.

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You might need to get out of China and come back again. You can go to visa center in Hong Kong and re apply again. You'll need all the documents.

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