To enter and work in China you will need to obtain a Z visa prior to your departure. Tourist and business visit visas do not entitle you to work in China.
Z visas are issued to foreigners that have already been offered a job in China and received their work permit from their employer. Pioneer & Beyond will help you each step of the way!
For how long is a Z visa valid for?
A Z visa allows you to stay in the country for 30 days from the date of arrival. During this time your employer/ school will seek a temporary residence permit for the duration of your contract.
What will I need to apply for a Z visa?
- Passport (valid for a minimum of 18 months from the date submitting your application and with a sufficient number of blank pages)
- Completed visa application (see links below)
- Passport photo
- Work permit (provided by the school/employer)
- Invitation letter/ contract
- Medical Check
The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Australia do not accept visa applications. You will need to submit your application to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC)
You can apply in person or by mail to a CVASC near you.
Approx. four working days
Via post: 10 working days