1st hand info of getting work permit in Yiwu China. Incl. time(days), cost(money), and docs(documents) required.
* #1, #2 docs needs to be stamped by China embassy in your own country, or your embassy in China. #3 needs to be stamped and signed by your company(or a company you worked for), include contact info of your boss(mob., email), signature of your boss, date of your work (from xxxx year xx month to xxxx year and xx month). #4 is done in Yiwu. #5 passport need to be valid for at least next 6 months.
Step 1: Get above #1, #2, #3 stamped by China embassy in your country , come to Yiwu with #5 and a proper visa (tourist or business).
Step 2: Open a company in Yiwu, make company stamp, and get above #4 in Yiwu.
Step 3: Register on Yiwu administration office for work permit.
Step 4: Get invitation from Yiwu government.
Step 5: Go back to your own country with invitation from Yiwu government, to get a Z visa from China embassy in your country.
Step 6: Come to Yiwu again with Z visa.
Step 7: Apply a working card.
Step 8: Register in immigration office.
Step 9: Yiwu immigration office visit your company to verify.
Step 10: Get work permit of either 6 or 12 months.
After 1 more renew, you can be granted for yearly 12 months work permit which you can renew easily in China without going back.
Total 30 working days, or 6 weeks, minimum. It can extend to 2 moths include travel.
Plus 9000 - 12,500 USD per year(RMB 6,0000 - 85,000) cost of opening company in Yiwu , you may need to pay another 300 - 1000 USD fee (from unprofessional to professional) to hire an agent help you get all this done. Fees charged by embassies are not included but should be minor.
*In total, i can cost 9,300 - 13,500USD to get work permit properly done in Yiwu China. For an investment idea, to open and run a small company in Yiwu (with a small office and 1 employee ) for one year, you need prepare at least 30,000USD.
You need 1 Chinese as worker, 1 Chinese or foreigner as supervisor), 6 docs/certificates, 45 days, 30k USD investment minimum, to have a small trading company run in Yiwu China properly for one year, with work permit.
AND, you need a very good agent to work for you to get all this done.
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