Instructions on Application for R(Talent) Visa Extension or Renewal for Foreigners

Instructions on Application for R(Talent) Visa Extension or Renewal for Foreigners

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 I Application Eligibility

1. Foreign high level and exceptional ability talents who are in urgent need of China.

2. Foreign high level talents certified by Organization Department of Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Foreign Experts Affairs or Human Resources and Social Security authorities of Beijing Municipal government.

3. Senior industry professionals who are employed by the enterprises certified by science and technology authority of Beijing Municipal Government.



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Supporting Documents and Relative Requirement

1. Valid passport or other international travel documents.

2. Completing the VISA / STAY PERMIT / RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM with black ink or sign pen, attached with a  recent half-length, white background, bareheaded, full-faced 2-inch color photo.

3. Valid accommodation registration of the applicant obtained from local police station or hotel of present residence.

4. Certification letter from the host and inviting organization shall be submitted, which shall give every detail of the applicant’s travel to China and all information provided shall be true and correct.

5. Other supporting documents shall be provided:

a. Certification materials in accordance with the introduction condition and requirement of foreign high-level and exceptional ability talents in urgent need of China determined by competent department of Chinese government.

b. Certificate of foreign high level talent issued by the following authorities: Organization Ministry of CPC Central Committee, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, State Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs, Organization Department of Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Foreign Experts Affairs or Human Resources and Social Security authorities of Beijing Municipal government, and invitation letter from the local host organization.

c. Provide the employment contract and Guarantee Letter from the employment enterprise which is certified by Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.

6. Other supporting materials that the Exit-Entry Administration Department may require.


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 Timeline for Application

1. The current R visa holders could apply for an extension with validity of no longer than 180 days.

2. Non-R-visa-holders could apply for an R visa renewal with the validity of less than 1 year, the stay duration of less than 180 days and various numbers of entries from zero to multiple. However the accumulative duration of stay with the renewed visa could not exceed 1 year from the date of the latest entry of China.

3. The extension of a current R visa is only valid for the latest entry and does not affect the number of entries or the validity on the original visa. The accumulated term of extension shall not exceed the original duration of stay which is specified on the visa.


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Points for Attention

1. The applicant shall go through a face-to-face interview. However, in case the applicants are aged above 60, or inconvenient to travel due to disability, or high level and exceptional ability talents qualified as much-needed of the state, the host organization or a particular service agency can submit the application on behalf of the applicant (a copy of the trustee’s ID is required). Nonetheless, if the Exit-Entry Administration Department notifies the applicant that an interview is necessary, the applicant must go through the interview personally.

2. For the above-stated materials, the original documents need to be verified, and submit the copies.

3. Any application materials in foreign language (except English) should be translated into Chinese by qualified translation Company before submission.

4. Applicant who doesn’t nullify cancel China's household registration should apply after the cancellation of household registration. The relevant cancellation certificate issued by local police station of the registration shall be submitted if the Exit-Entry Administration Department consider it necessary.

5. Relevant rules please refer to No. 23 Notice of the Regulations on Foreigners’ Visa Application.



外国人申请延期、换发R(人才)签证(暂行)

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申请对象

(一)国家需要的外国高层次人才和急需紧缺的专门人才。
(二)北京市委组织部、北京市人力资源和社会保障局或外国专家局认定的外籍高层次人才。
(三)经北京科技创新主管部门认可企业聘雇并担保的行业高级专业人才。 


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申请材料及要求

(一)有效护照或者其他国际旅行证件。
(二)使用黑色墨水笔完整填写《外国人签证证件申请表》,粘贴一张2寸近期白色背景正面免冠照片。
(三)申请人本人已在居住地派出所或旅店办理有效住宿登记。
(四)邀请、接待单位出具的证明函件。函件应当能说明申请人来华的详细信息,内容全面详实。
(五)提供以下人才证明之一:
1、符合中国政府主管部门确定的外国高层次人才和急需紧缺专门人才引进条件和要求规定的证明材料。
2、中共中央组织部、人力资源和社会保障部、国家专家局、北京市委组织部、北京市人力资源和社会保障局或外国专家局出具的外籍高层次人才认定证明。
3、北京市科委认可的企业,出具行业高级专业人才聘雇合同和担保函。

(六)出入境管理局根据具体情况要求提交的其他申请材料。


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申请时限

(一)申请R字签证延期的,可以申请延长不超过180日的停留期限。
(二)申请换发R签证的,可以申请换发入境有效期不超过5年,停留期不超过180日的零次、一次、二次或多次签证。签证换发的停留期限自本次入境之日起连续累计不得超过1年。
(三)延长签证停留期限,仅对本次入境有效,不影响原签证的入境次数和入境有效期,且累计延长的停留期限不超过原签证注明的停留期限


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注意事项

(一)申请人须接受面谈。已满60周岁以及因疾病等原因行动不便的,或属于国家需要的高层次人才和急需紧缺的专门人才,可以由邀请单位、有关专门服务机构代为申请(提交代办人身份证件复印件)。但出入境管理局通知面谈的,须本人接受面谈。
(二)申请材料均交验原件及复印件。
(三)外文申请材料(英文除外),应当经有资质的翻译公司翻译成中文后提交。
(四)未注销中国户籍的人员,应注销户籍后再提出申请,必要时提交相关派出所出具的户籍注销证明。
(五)相关法规提示参照第23号《外国人申请签证证件相关法规提示须知》。


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