A working permit is a long term visa which allows a foreigner to stay and work legally in China. So to work on Hainan Island, foreigners should get their working permits approved before they start their jobs.
Once a foreigner gets a job, his/her employer normally handles the working permit application. As a foreigner, the following documents are required for his/her working permit application
Work qualification certificate.
Highest education certificate or relevant approval documents, professional qualification certificates.
Certificate of non-criminal record issued by the applicant’s home country or country of long term residence (region)
Relevant supporting documents of accompanying family members.
For applicants who are already in China under other visas, please also prepare a copy of your residence permit (visa page, entry signature page, or residence permit information page).
Normally it takes about
There are 3 offices on Hainan Island where working permit applications are handled, 2 offices are in Haikou, and the other in Sanya. For applicants from other parts of Hainan Island, please contact the provincial office based in Haikou. Here are the contacts details:
海南省外专局 Provincial Office
海口市外专局 Haikou Office
三亚市外专局 Sanya Office