On August 23, 2021, Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau and Beijing Municipal Talent Work Bureau released the Overseas Professional Qualification Approval Catalog (Version 1.0), in order to vigorously promote the development of the Integrated National Demonstration Zone for Opening up the Services Sector and China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as the "two zones").
Its goals include further promoting a higher level of opening to the outside world and building an internationally competitive mechanism for attracting talents.
Here are the benefits of this Catalog to support and encourage talents to innovate and start businesses in Beijing.
1. More Convenience
Foreigners who hold a qualification listed in the "Catalogue" based on their working experience outside China can be regarded as having the same qualifications as those with experience inside China;
When applying for a work permit, applicants are not restricted by academic qualifications, degrees, and work experience, and their age can be up to 65 (for the talents of high-precision and advanced industrial fields, the age limit can be relaxed to 70 years of age);
When going through the entry and exit formalities the applicant can apply for multiple visas or residence permits valid for less than 5 years, and those who meet the necessary conditions can be considered for a permanent residence application.
After the port visa policy is resumed, he/she can apply for a visa from the port visa department of the public security bureau.
2. Strengthen support and guarantee
After signing a labor contract with a company in Beijing, he/she is eligible to enjoy the benefits which the city’s talent introduction and work and residence permits policies include;
The relevant departments can provide measures of support for innovation and entrepreneurship, talent training, social security, evaluation and incentives, etc.
3. Build a check and verification service platform
The Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau is building an overseas vocational qualification certificate inquiry and verification service platform to provide inquiry and verification services for the authenticity of overseas vocational qualification certificates in the "catalog";
The certificates checking result can be the basis for applying for work permits, residence permits, and talent introduction benefits and grants in Beijing, and notarization and authentication will not be needed.
4. Establish a dynamic adjustment mechanism for the "Catalogue".
In accordance with the city development of the "two districts", the Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau will work with relevant departments to upgrade and improve the "Catalogue" in a timely manner to support both domestic and abroad professionals to come to Beijing to innovate and start businesses.
Here are the organizations of the Catalog (Version 1.0). If you have obtained a required level certificate/diploma from them, you will enjoy the benefits mentioned above.
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute
Siemens Mechanotronic System Certificate Program
In Hong Kong, China
The Teaching Council
In Macau, China
In the Netherlands
In New Zealand
New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance
Spanish Basketball Federation
In Taiwan, China
Ministry of Examination
In the UK
In the USA
Since the organizations issue various certificates/diplomas at different levels and the Chinese government only recognized the first batch of them, if you are not sure if yours is included, we provide this check and verification service. Once the Catalog (Version 2.0) is issued, we will share it with you immediately.