Foreign nationals of Chinese origin who start new business in the 9 cities of the Guangdong-HK-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Foreign nationals of Chinese origin who have a PhD degree and work in Guangzhou with a work residence permit; or foreign nationals of Chinese origin who have worked in Guangzhou for 4 consecutive years with a cumulative period of not less than 6 months in terms of actual residence in China each year, may apply for permanent residence in China.
Here is instructions on application for permanent residence in China by foreign investors at the 9 cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Foreign members of innovation teams and foreign technical personnel employed by enterprises headquartered in Guangzhou who have achieved 70 points or above under the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area points assessment standards may apply for permanent residence in China.
Foreign nationals who meet the standards for high-level talents and are recommended by Guangzhou Municipal Government/Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone (GDPFTZ) Office, together with their spouses and underage children, are entitled to apply for permanent residence in China.
The measures are formulated to further build a high-level gateway of opening up, speed up the construction of Guangzhou's Nansha FTZ, and deepen the reform of institutional mechanisms for talent development to promote the gathering of talents.
The incentives are formulated to further create a market-oriented, internationalized and legalized business environment, build a high-level gateway for opening up, speed up the construction of Guangzhou's Nansha Area, and build a government-led, market-oriented and specialized investment promotion system to promote the development of numerous major innovative and functional projects.