Visa Guidance for Enterprise
to Hire International Students as Intern in China
I. According to the provisions of the People's Republic of China on exit and entry administration, international students studying in universities in Shanghai must meet the following requirements if they plan to have internship in China
a. Studying in degree programs in Chinese university, including bachelors and postgraduate programs;
b. Programs curriculum has internship requirements
c. Working as intern will not affect his/her study in school. In general, student
i. Can have internship in winter and summer holiday except for his/her first year of study;
ii. Can have graduation internship in his/her last year of study
II. According to the provisions of the People's Republic of China on entry and exit administration, enterprises hiring foreign student as intern must abide by the following provisions:
The internship position must be related to the studying major of the student
Enterprises cannot pay any remuneration for internship. Only reasonable amount of transportation and meal allowances are allowed.
Enterprise should remind and supervise student to apply for internship visa at university at least TWO weeks before the starting date of the internship and provide necessary support to help student to get Resident Permit (study) – Internship (aka. internship visa) on time.
Enterprises need to remind foreign intern to carry the passport, Registration of Temporary Resident, Student ID and other identification document with him/her during the working period for possible inspection by authorities.
In principle, the length of internship for an international student working in one enterprise should not exceed SIX months. And international students can only apply for an internship visa with length of validity no more than SIX months at one time.
III. The following incident will be considered as illegal working in China. Once found, enterprises and the international student will be punished by the public security organs. Student may face the penalty up to be expelled from schools, repatriation, and may not be able to enter China within 10 years.
International student did not apply for internship visa in time.
The nature of student’s actual job is inconsistent with that registered during internship visa application. For example, the registered position is marketing assistant, but the actual job is English teaching.
Enterprise is found to pay remuneration to the student.
Enterprises do not need to sign tripartite contracts with the university and student, but need to stamp on the enterprise acknowledge section on internship visa application form
Donghua University does not issue "Non-Criminal Record" for any international students. The relevant certificates can only be issued by public security organs. Student can pick up the non-criminal record application form from the university (ICES 122) and submit it to designated police station.