Pro-Link GLOBAL has been advised by our local Beijing PLG | KGNM that there has been an immigration policy change effective from January 2010 and applicable to Representative Offices in Beijing, China.
According to the new regulations by State Administration for Industry and Commerce of PRC ( SAIC), the maximum number of the foreigners allowed to work for the representative office is four (4) including the chief representative.
This policy will not affect the number of the existing expatriate population of Representative Offices that exceed this number.
For example: XYZ Representative Office has more than 20 expatriates and plan to hire more.
The new expatriates, will not be able to apply for a Z visa and work permit under the new regulations.