offers general advice regarding Employment in China
Expats who now live in China came on a short stay plan,
and either Tourist or Teaching type visa. Then like
myself - they decide they love this crazy Country so
much, they decide to stay.
Later you find it difficult to find genuine advice regarding
simple issues, such as: Marriage, Residency, or even
getting a Driving Licence. You may also decide to work
in China, if so -
This Section is for You!
Normally you will come to China with a Work Visa (Z)
as supplied via the official Chinese Government Department
you are to work for. New restrictions mean it is difficult
to obtain a Work Permit once you are in China, even
a personally requested extension
Full Details Here:
It is illegal to work in China without Permission!
This is normally a Z visa, but a D visa also bestows
similar privileges. Both can also have dissimilar Residency
Privileges., depending upon your personal circumstances
Casual Teachers Beware!
The rules have changed, and you can no longer legally
teach in local schools for payment, using an L or F
visa. The establishment must provide you with a Z visa
as part of your agreement.
This also applies to Private Language Schools - which
are a lot harder for authorities to check
Your F visa does not allow you to receive money directly
from any Chinese Company inside China. Beijing does
not include any money you are paid outside of China
of course, and will usually turn a blind-eye to any
'Bonus' payment; as long as the sum is insubstantial
and one-off. This is usually untraceable cash anyway's
... but this is only what I have been told 'unofficially'
China is very rightly proud to boast 'One Country, Two
systems', and this may occasionally extend beyond politics
related solely to Hong Kong and Macao...
However, be very aware that times are changing rapidly
I personally would never even consider receiving any
payment in China. It is madness! All my income comes
from overseas. In this regard, both Hong Kong and Macao
are considered to be overseas Countries - but of course,
they also have their own and similar rules. Be very
careful, and get an official Z visa if you want to work
(for payment) in China
information is as supplied by the Chinese Embassy in
UK, as dated 20th June 2008, and/or other reliable sources.
Please check this information yourself as it may alter
without notice, and whilst we try our best to ensure
it is correct, please do not hold us responsible for
any errors - this is intended as a simple guide only
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