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Application To Invite Foreign Businessmen To China

Project Title: Application To Invite Foreign Businessmen To China

Project Reference: Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce “Notice Regarding The ‘Letter of Invitation’ To Apply For The Invitation of Foreigners to China”

Applicant and Region: Enterprises in Dongcheng District

Application Requirements:

To apply for the Invitation of Foreign Businessmen to China the following documents are required for submission

1.    A Letter of Invitation has to be submitted 15days in advance before the arrival of the

guest.

2.    1-2 visits per year. The duration of stay for one-time visit is not more than 90days; for

two-time visit, the duration is not more than 30days for each visit. 

(A)  Application For Foreign Business Visit To China Reporting Form

(B)  A photocopy of foreign visitor’s identity document or passport

(C)  A photocopy of the applicant’s business license that has passed its annual inspection

by the Beijing Administration For Industry & Commerce.

(Submit a copy of the above stated documents.)

3.    To invite staffs of the foreign organization that the Beijing office is representing, the

following documents must be provided:

(A)  The original copy and a photocopy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Beijing

representative office of the foreign organization;

(B)  A photocopy of the Beijing representative office’s offshore parent company’s business

license;

(C)  A photocopy of the Tax Registration Certificate;

(D)  A photocopy of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Registration;

(E)  A photocopy of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau seal approval

(F)  The original copy of the lease contract.

(G)  Each representative office is allowed to apply for a foreign representative from the

offshore parent company on the first invitation. There must be a corresponding

increase in the employment of Chinese employees for every increase in the number of foreign representatives. An employment certificate must be issued to all corresponding Chinese employees as well.

(Submit a copy of the above stated documents.)

4.     The application for the invitation of foreign businessmen, for six-month multiple entry business visa, working visa, including single and double entry visiting visa for businessmen from Nigeria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, must be done at the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce.

Attachment:

(i) Instructions for Filling “Application For Foreign Business Visit To China Reporting Form”

Online visa application procedure for foreign businessmen and things to note

1.    Go to Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce’s website:

http://www.bjmbc.gov.cn/web2/yqh.jsp

2.    Click “Login to The People’s Government of Beijing Municipality Portal”

3.    Enter User Name (1001) and Password (1234), then, click “Login”

4.    Go to “User Control Interface”, click “Application For Foreign Business Visit To China

Reporting Form” and fill-in all the fields. Complete the online application.

5.    Please read the four instructions displayed on the user control interface carefully.

6.    Please take note when filling the form Fill-in the year and month of the arrival date (to

China),

Application Process    : Receipt of Application -> Validation -> Submission -> Notification

Processing Time          : Three working days

Fees                                 : No Charge

Application Result       :

1-2 visits per year, Dongcheng District Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce

Processing Department:

Dongcheng District Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce, Investment Promotion Division

Place of Application: Dongcheng District, No.52 Jin Bao Street, Room 914.

Postal Code: 100005

Operating hours: Monday-Friday, Morning 0830-1130, Afternoon 1330—1730

Contact No.: 65131437

Download Form Online: Yes

Apply Online: No

Supervisory Hotline: 65131421

Attachment 1:

Instructions for filling “Application For Foreign Business Visit To China Reporting Form”

Name of Company of

The Foreign Businessman That you’re inviting

Refers to the name of the overseas company where the foreigner works (If the purpose of the foreigner is to work in China, he/ she should enter his/ her name or the name of the overseas company which he/ she had previously worked.  

Status

Status refers to the position held by the foreigner while working in the overseas company (e.g. manager. If the purpose of the foreigner is to work in China, he/ she should state the job position as stated on the employment permit)

Reason For Visiting

Refers to the type of job the foreigner will undertake or the purpose of the foreigner’s visit.

Proposed Date Of Arrival

Refers to the intended date of arrival of the foreigner after he/ she has applied for a visa. State the year and month of arrival. 

Place of Visa Application

Refers to the location of the Embassy of The People’s Republic Of China (overseas) in which the visa was applied (Enter the country or region in which the visa was applied.)

In accordance with regulations, foreigners should complete their entry visa application in their own country. If there’s a need to apply for a visa in a third party consulate, please seek prior consent to prevent any inconvenience caused by possible rejection of the visa application request.

Visa Entries, Visa Validity, Duration of Each Stay

Visa Entries

Duration of Each Stay

Visa Validity

1 entry Working visa

The duration of each stay is 365days

3months

1 entry Business visa

Not exceeding 90days

3months

2 entries Business visa

The interval between the 1st entry and 2nd entry must not exceed 90days.

The duration of each stay is 30days.

3months

6-month multiple entry Business visa

The duration of each stay is 30days.

6months

1 year multiple entry Business visa

The duration of each stay is 30days.

12months

Destination of Visit

Refers to the city that the foreigner is visiting. (Only one city name is required)

Visa Validity

Refers to the stipulated entry deadline set by the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China as stated on the visa.

Click to download (Application For Foreign Business Visit To China Reporting Form)