Guangzhou is going all-out to lure more foreign talents as to achieve its goal of becoming a national innovation central city and an international hub city.
In June, 2016, Guangzhou started the Green Card program for talents, helping non-local talents to gain local resident treatment. Until May 31, 2017, Guangzhou has issued 2,377 talent green cards, 1,702 of which are primary cards and the rest supplementary cards.
This June, on the occasion of Green Card policy’s 1st anniversary, Guangzhou plans to further improve the application process for the convenience of applicants. Reforms including increasing service window and upgrading its online application system will be undertaken. Besides, the city also releases a more detailed application guide, aiming to streamline application procedures.
Green Card holders can enjoy benefits in
All of the green card holders can enjoy the equivalent treatment with a Guangzhou citizen, including:
1.Applying for residence permit with a validity 2 to 5 years, or multiple-journey R-visa valid for no more than 180 days;
2.Applying for business license directly;
3.Financial services such as opening bank account, applying for the purchase and payment of foreign exchange, etc;
4. Purchasing one house/apartment for personal use;
5. Applying for driving license;
6. Car purchase;
7. Children can apply for public kindergarten and have access to free compulsory education;
8. Applying for professional title