What if I am the owner or legal representative of a company? Can I directly get 2 to 5 years work visa?
If the company opened less than one year, you can only apply 1 year work and residence permit. Second year Visa Shanghai can apply 2 years for you. •From July 2015 onwards, if you applied for your work visa 2 consecutive years in Shanghai and haven’t violated any immigration laws and local regulations Visa Shanghai can help you apply for the 5 year residence permit. •Approval of 5 years residence permit really depends on your profile and local authorities. According to our experience, expats usually have 20% success rate when applying for this service. If your application is denied by the government office you will receive regular 1 years permit. (Application might be rejected due to company registered capital is too small or some other reasons)