You pay a fee for your work permit application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.
Fee for work permit application
Work permit application: RMB 1 885
Application for your family
Adults: RMB 940
Children under 18: RMB 470
If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card.
If you are applying on a paper form, you must pay the application fee by card upon your visit to the Embassy. Cash payment can only be accepted when card payment is not possible.
Special fees for certain occupations
For some occupations, special fees are required. These are: artists, au pairs, visiting researchers, athletes and coaches. They pay RMB 940.
If the employer pays
If the employer wants to pay the application fee, and you have not applied online, the fee is to be paid as described above.