In line with the deployment of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs, Nanjing has implemented the “work permit system for foreigners in China” since April 1, 2017. To date, 1,624 employers in the city have passed the registration under the system, 6,009 work permits for foreigners have been processed, and 6,307 foreign professionals, including 913 highly trained ones (Category A), have been introduced to Nanjing.

As part of the effort to build Nanjing into an “innovative city and beautiful ancient capital”, the system features a green channel for high-level professionals, gives priority to special or urgent needs, and allows supplementation of missing application materials after the permit is issued.

The system represents an innovative approach to the administrative services for foreigners working in China, leading to further improvement of service quality and efficiency.