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Ministry of Public Security Releases Guidance on Applying for Foreign NGO Work Permits

Today, in conjunction with the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security issued a “Notice on Handling Work Permits for Foreign Employees of Foreign NGOs and Related Issues.” This is the first official written guidance on how employees of foreign NGOs in China should obtain work permits. The notice touches on both representative office employees and foreign NGO representatives carrying out temporary activities.The MPS WeChat announcement does not provide the full...Read more

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—August 16, 2017

Today, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security jointly issued a “Notice on Handling Work Permits for Foreign Employees of Foreign NGOs and Related Issues” to recipients at the provincial level.Read more