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Q: Working Permit Card Part~2: " Card Renewals"..

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This is Part 2 or chapter 2 of the new working ABC permit cards, now I am speaking for Shenzhen, I'm sure other cities will or have already added a few shortcuts to help speed up the renewals.

 

It’s been a year now. Time for renewal of my working permit card.

What did I need to give them? Nothing, just my passport.

 

Before in 2017 when this new working permit card crap happened to all of us, you & me or me & you had to get our documents authenticated and stamped back home and at the Chinese embassy in our hometown or where ever we studied for our degree. That was a lot of paper work to fix and prepare, some friend didn't make it in time and were force to leave China.

 

So in 2017 I was told "Every year" I would have to hand in my degree doc's and other doc's that got me my working permit card, or even renew my authenticated doc's that were from 2008.

But now, NO! SAFEA just needs the Working ABC Permit card now, nothing else, stress free baby.

Last but not least you go to the PSB, they show them the card and your visa will be set .

19 weeks 4 days ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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haha,,, glad that has been your experience down in modern Guangdong.  Here in nongming land of Hebei they act like renew ABC card we start from beginning.  I have told a dozen Chinese school reps and recruiters that SAFEA said we got the ABC to make renewal easy or at least easier.  They mumble a few things and start asking me for docs.

 

Funniest story though,,,,   absolutely true...   I'm trying to rember which province,,,,,oh yeah,,,Jiangxi province....  I was talking to a university there for a couple of weeks,,, then they put me with HR,,,  HR lady said she been doing that job 20 years.    She seen and acknowledge I have a valid, current ABC card,,,, then she asked me,,,,,   'has your Diploma been certified?'   I was like What ??  huh?   you do see my ABC Card?   You do realize one giant condition of getting an ABC card is to have your degree certified??  Then she said .... 'yes, she knows,,,',,,  so I was like then wtf did you ask me that?  I then said to her,,, Do you think the card is fake or something?  a forgery?,,,  she says No,,,  I was like,, so, why did u ask me that??    no fkn answer....   just fkn clueless like 98% of the rest of 'em.

This place just blows my mind,,, it's like a friggin' miracle when u find one fkr who knows what's going on and how to do whatever it is they are supposed to do.   fkn trippy-ass country.....

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At first I thought your wall of text was an expression of your frustration at the new system

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haha,,, glad that has been your experience down in modern Guangdong.  Here in nongming land of Hebei they act like renew ABC card we start from beginning.  I have told a dozen Chinese school reps and recruiters that SAFEA said we got the ABC to make renewal easy or at least easier.  They mumble a few things and start asking me for docs.

 

Funniest story though,,,,   absolutely true...   I'm trying to rember which province,,,,,oh yeah,,,Jiangxi province....  I was talking to a university there for a couple of weeks,,, then they put me with HR,,,  HR lady said she been doing that job 20 years.    She seen and acknowledge I have a valid, current ABC card,,,, then she asked me,,,,,   'has your Diploma been certified?'   I was like What ??  huh?   you do see my ABC Card?   You do realize one giant condition of getting an ABC card is to have your degree certified??  Then she said .... 'yes, she knows,,,',,,  so I was like then wtf did you ask me that?  I then said to her,,, Do you think the card is fake or something?  a forgery?,,,  she says No,,,  I was like,, so, why did u ask me that??    no fkn answer....   just fkn clueless like 98% of the rest of 'em.

This place just blows my mind,,, it's like a friggin' miracle when u find one fkr who knows what's going on and how to do whatever it is they are supposed to do.   fkn trippy-ass country.....

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It’s the same in Nanjing. 

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Unlike the former FEC, the Permit card only mentions the province you work in. So it could be that if you transfer to other province there might be some delay.

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Update: Got the new card and went to the PSB in Shenzhen.

 

Small things:

1. The expiration date is not on the card anymore, the police wanted to scan it and check in wechat.. I guess this means in the future they will save money on plastic by using the same card over and over again and just update the ABC card within the SAFEA computer system logs. Than they & we just scan the card and the expiration dates are updated. So maybe no need to get a new plastic ABC card each year, because the card number# stayed the same and always will.
 

Tips: Scan your card, take a picture of your card. Im sure lots of companies wont let you keep it, and most of us won't need it, but sometimes for a banking reason.

Again this is my 2nd time to have this card and this time around I didn't need to show my doc's again. Just my Passport, pictures 2x2 and The ABC Card, company doc's are the companies job.  Sooooo easy.

 

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School is out. Many on this site will change schools, and/or employers. Maybe provinces too. Will it be as easy as we all hope it will be? 

 

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Well, I can report back now.  Changed employer. Changed province. Renewed WP & RP.

 

Verdict:  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy~

 

Got my perty new ABC card (B level) and for some reason a 17 month Residence Permit.  That was fun scanning the card w/ WeChat.  And yes, I have card in my possession.

 

I basically didn't have to do anything.  It was like a long time ago when you just followed your Handler around thru the process and smiled and 'sign here'.

 

Anyway,, looks like I'll be here a bit longer guys....

 

*now I want to throw out a few details that may have made it easier for me and why it might be different for different folks...   I have these things that might be on my side as it were...

 

• I've been in PRC an awful long time always legally

• I hold the PP they like

• I had / have had big players handling my applications (guanxi)

• I've kept my paperwork in good order

 

* but then my funny negative is I have never had a 'No Criminal History' check from the States,,,,  haha,,,  I think one school did one in the province I was in,,, but as far as I know that was it.  Maybe they got smart enough to understand that just because he has a PP from there doesn't mean he lived there,,,  haha,,, what u want FBI to check, my childhood?  Even part of that was outside the States.

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