China Work Visa
China has a booming economy and has many multinational companies. The country offers numerous job opportunities for those who want to work here. For those who wish to work in China and have received an offer of employment, they will require a work permit or employment license from the Chinese government.
This visa is called the Z visa which is issued for a single entry with which you can stay in the country for a longer duration (three months) but the holder of the visa should enter the country within 90 days of the issue of the visa. The holder of the visa must register at the local public security bureau within 30 days of arrival in the country.
On completing these formalities, a China Residence Permit will be issued to replace a Z visa that will allow them multiple entries to the country for one year.
- Completed visa application form
- Recent passport-size photo
- Valid passport
- Work Permit (provided by the employer in China)
- Any other required documents
- Official letter of invitation
- Health certificate from a recent medical exam
Documents required for a residence permit:
- Your passport
- Registration form of your Temporary Residence (see above),
- Duly filled foreigner’s Visa and Resident Permit Application Form,
- Passport photograph
- Health Certificate issued by the Health & Quarantine Bureau
- Other supporting documents
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Advise you on the required documentation
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Fill out the application forms
Review your documents for the visa application
Which visa do I have to apply to work in China?
For intending to work in China, you will have to apply for the Z visa.
Those who have earned an employment permit and intend to work in China are granted a China Work visa (Z Visa). A working permit or employment license issued by the Chinese government is required. Z visas are often provided for a single entry with the length of stay to be specified afterwards
What is the processing time for China work visa?
The expected processing time for a Chinese visa is about 1 to 2 weeks.
Can I get a faster processing of my China work visa?
Urgent service might be provided for visa processing, subject to the approval of the Consulates General or the Chinese Embassy. Do keep in mind that the applicant would be required to pay an extra fee as applicable.
Why do I need a Residence Permit for work overseas in China?
Generally, a holder of Chinese Z visa will be required to apply – within 30 days of entering China – for a residence permit with the local public security authorities.
With this permit, you will have the legal right to live and work in China, as well as to enter and exit the country at your leisure. At least until your one-year residence visa expires, at which point you’ll need to renew it if you want to keep working in China.
You have the legal right to live and work in China, as well as to enter and exit the country at your leisure. At least until your one-year residence visa expires, at which point you’ll need to renew it if you want to keep working in China.
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