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.
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
- Health certificate/ Medical check (If applicable)
How to apply?
Appointments are not required.
Postal applications are not accepted.
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2-3 working days by express service
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