Accordingly, Guangzhou Public Security Bureau has issued a series of new measures for foreigners including a convenient M Visa policy for business people (60 days and 30 days); a no-more-than-two-year visa (marked entrepreneurship) for foreign students that graduate from Chinese colleges and a no-more-than-six-month (marked internship) for campus students; a visa extension policy for China Import and Export Fair.
Besides, when foreigners come to work for some institutions in Guangzhou, they can directly apply to the public security organ for a work residence permit with the "work permit notice", and they do not need to return to their home country to apply for Z-visa.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that there is a visa policy based on personal integrity, which is, foreigners in Guangzhou with good working records can apply for 2-5 years of work residence permits.
Among the five categories, the fourth applies to the most people. In practice, it is not difficult to apply for a work residence permit for more than one year. Regardless of education background, income, work and residence time, foreigners can apply for a work residence permit for up to five years given they have completed two consecutive applications for work residence permit.