City to optimize residence policies for foreign employees

Beijing will optimize the residence policies for foreign employees.

The city intends to grant senior management personnel of foreign enterprises that plan to establish branch offices or subsidiaries in Beijing visas or residence permits that are valid for a maximum of two years. The city will grant the same residence duration to accompanying spouses and family members.

Permit the spouses and family members of experts relocated within foreign-invested enterprises to enjoy the same residence duration as experts in pilot areas. Senior management and technical personnel recommended and employed by qualified foreign-invested enterprises should have an easier time applying for permanent residence.

Actively promote the convenient application of permanent residence ID cards for expatriates in areas such as public transportation, financial services, medical security, and online payments.