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2008 Beijing Olympic Games comes, Chinese government tighten the visa policy?
Key Words: Work Visa, 2008
Author: AbroadChina.Org Editor
First, you should know all those visa restrictions are for the Olympic Games.
From April till October, to due to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, The Entry and Exit Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security tighten the visa policy. According to that, now the paperwork you have to prepare are more complicated than before, for example if you don't reside or work in Hong Kong permanently, applicant may can not get Z visa(work) in Hong Kong as normal during Olympic Games. You are required to apply Chinese visa from the China Embassy in your resident country. More details, Please check Government site (http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/zgqz/bgfwxx/default.htm)

Second, those work visa holders should go through the procedure for obtaining residence permit in the local public security bureau of China within 30 days from the date of your entry. So we suggest you should plan your entry scheduling carefully.
Publish Date: 2008-6-17
Important advice: Do not believe advertisement easily!
Key Words: Visa
Author: george    Send Message to Author
Important advice: Do not believe advertisement easily!

The most important thing is, you must know more details of the background about your employer, before you go to China.
Does the employer really do anything for you (including stay & working visa)?
Does the employer really have the ability to pay your salary & benefits on time, as promised?

Some employers in China, whom have no license for hiring foreign teacher, still hope you will work for them. They can not apply for a working permit for you, so you will have trouble if your traveling visa expires. Usually, your employer will tell you to leave China for a few days, or go to neighboring area such as Hong Kong, Macao, Vietnam, you need to extends your traveling visa, then back to China to continue working for them. In China, it is illegal if a foreigner has a job without a working visa or work permiting. If the government found you illegally working in China, the law will punish your employer & you.
Some employers like to promise you some good benefits & salary when they sign a contract with you, but if your employer has not enough students they can not pay salary & benefit on time. If you are working without working visa your job's rights will be hurt. That happens often in China.
We suggest you must think of these problems before you choose an employer.
Publish Date: 2005-3-15
Source: AboradChina.Org Editor
Be careful with illegal Chinese schools   Details
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Work Visa
Author: joe
In order to recruit foreign teachers to teach in their schools, the schools must pass strict government requirements as to employ foreign teachers. They should be granted by the government the rights.
To work for illegal parties, terms and conditions are not well protected by law, because the law does not protect illegality in the world. There is a good side to mention: To work for illegal schools is banned.
Publish Date: 2004-9-10
Source: http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/review/index.pl?read=3093
visa stuff   Details
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: NGP <nraiders99(at)yahoo.com>
To make a long story short I started a job the beginning
of this month and they didn't live up to their end of the bargain/contract. I resigned but in the meantime my
Foreign Experts Certificate, Work Permit (Z visa) etcare in the works.
Publish Date: 2005-3-30
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/job/viewtopic.php?t=22018&sid=e9bdf970ba47f94e74e1a60593a14b0b
FACT ABOUT MY NEW Z VISA How I got One   Details
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: jeffinflorida
Ok, I came to China on a 30 day L visa that I got in
Hong Kong.Today, after working here for 36 +/- days - even after

my visa expired I obtained a Z visa.
Publish Date: 2005-3-30
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/job/viewtopic.php?t=22270&sid=e9bdf970ba47f94e74e1a60593a14b0b
Illegal Schools in China
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: John
There are a lot of illegel schools in China ,especially in Guangdong province.So, when you sign a contract, be sure that a Z visa is provided , otherwise you will be treated as a tourist, unless you want it!
Publish Date: 2005-1-21
Source: http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/review/index.pl?read=3956
Get a Z visa before coming to China
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: Stephen Wallace <s_wallace(at)hotmail.com>
Many schools, like Delter and EF tell westerners via e-mail or fax; "just get an F visa, we'll change it to a Z after you arrive". That is illegal, but the government can't enforce it. These schools just bribe local officials to (sometimes) get a Z visa°≠it's also a way they can tell you to take a hike if they don't like your looks. You only have an F (or sometimes L) visa, no working rights. To avoid a lot of hassle and obey Chinese law for some protection for yourself, get a Z visa before you come. These schools can also hire people who are not qualified to get a Z visa by working them on business or tourist visas. Says something for the quality they deliver.
Publish Date: 2004-10-27
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1098944421-74639.txt
Home away from Home? Get Real   Details
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: Don McChesney <donmcchesney805(at)hotmail.com>
They (the School) don't get Z visas with multiple re-entries, so when I went to Hong Kong in a hurry, I couldn't re-enter China!!, I had to get a tourist visa in HK to get back into China to my job!! You might check your Z has "M" and not "00" on it.
Publish Date: 2004-7-2
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1088738698-1728.txt
Life without chopsticks!!   Details
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: David <ttdburt(at)hotmail.com>
So don't hesitate if you want to meet very friendly and helful people, and live in avery safe environment, and make some new lifelong friends, In China they say " Nothing is final"..and" Everyhting is a relationship"
Publish Date: 2004-6-26
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1088222497-34338.txt
Z visa refused as I have no PGCE! What? In CHINA?!*   Details
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: Kelvin Brweer
I can°št believe it either and I thought it was all just bull, but yesterday iw as informed by the PSB that they would NOT be able to renew my z visa as I could no longer claim to be a foreign expert.
Publish Date: 2004-4-27
Source: http://www.englishschoolwatch.org/webboard_detail.php?topic_id=656
Z Visa extended
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: big <okimaku(at)hotmail.com>
I need to get my Z visa and green card extended. A place in Beijing quoted me 10,000RMB!!!!!! When I got back up off the floor, I figured there must be a better deal than this!!!!! Especially the last time I did it through the right channles it cost 400RMB!
Publish Date: 2004-4-26
Source: http://www.englishschoolwatch.org/webboard_detail.php?topic_id=653
Visa warning   Details
Key Words: Tips, Advices, Visa
Author: prbsiping (at)hisplace.co.nz
Please, please, be careful. I am currently trying on behalf of 5 groups of people now to get their money from this type of agent. You will likely only be granted a travel visa, a business visa usually requires an offical letter of invitation. You cannot legally work on a travel visa°≠
Publish Date: 2004-2-10
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1076470149-48189.txt

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