Since the April 1 implementation of a new nation-wide work permit system, multinational companies have struggled to understand and carry out China’s evolving work permit policies in their global mobility programs. These challenges are only intensified by the absence of a nationally-accepted formal application process and frequent technical glitches.

The expected benefits of the new system are of great interest and represent positive changes to China’s immigration procedures – standardized requirements and filings for work authorization applications throughout the country, easier foreign national data gathering and monitoring, and increased compliance measures. However, the process itself continues to undergo changes as the Chinese authorities streamline and modify the system, requiring extra attention and lead time for immigration cases in the weeks and months ahead.

Watch our webinar "China’s New Work Permit Policy Explained" and learn directly from our Chinese immigration experts on how best to navigate the new work permit system. This presentation will provide practical applications for HR and mobility professionals to consider when sending employees on assignment to China.

You will receive specific guidance on:

  • Social, Political, and Economic Reasons for the Change
  • Desired End Result & Advantages of New System
  • Detailed Overview: Initial Application Process
  • Detailed Overview: Entity Amendment Process
  • Top 5 Things HR Professionals Should Know

More about our Presenters: 

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Samantha Smith is Pro-Link GLOBAL’s Regional Manager of the APAC region. She holds a Bachelor of Law from Victoria University of Wellington. In 2016 alone, Samantha and her team were responsible for over 4,000 successful assignments in the APAC region. She has a passion for helping assignees with their immigration needs. Her current role includes handling complex cases, providing legal research and advice to companies and assignees, and mentoring team members in her region.

Sam’s background is in personal immigration applications and appeals, as well as privacy and refugee law in New Zealand. Her experience legalising long-term overstayers and handling refugee cases has made her a meticulous and tenacious advocate for her clients. Sam is based in Melbourne, Australia.


Daisy_Heaxagon_Headshot.pngDaisy Feng is Pro-Link GLOBAL's Client Services Manager and China Country Manager based in our Shanghai, China office. She is responsible for the delivery of superb client service to all our China based clients. Daisy also runs our Shanghai office and is responsible for sourcing and managing our providers in other regions of China. She earned her MBA from Tongji ENPC, Shanghai International. 

Daisy came to Pro-Link GLOBAL with impressive industry experience as well as educational qualifications. She was Immigration Services Manager for a major Asia based relocation services provider for over a year, and prior to that acted as Deputy Manager at Travelex - the world's largest foreign exchange service provider. Daisy was in charge of setting up Travelex's Shanghai office and subsequently handled marketing, PR, business development, government communications as well as taking responsibility for internal communications and training.