(a) This process does not apply to foreign experts.
(b) Some foreign nationals, including but not limited to chief representatives and representatives of the permanent representative offices of foreign enterprises in China, are exempt from the employment license requirement.
(c) In limited circumstances, a foreign national in China who has not entered with a Z visa may be able to apply for a work-related residence permit. See, e.g., the Beijing Provisional Procedures for Visas and Residence Permits.
(d) In some cities, the foreign national will have been required to obtain a health certificate earlier in order to apply for an employment license.