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Visa To Go To China
Today, we will introduce you to some of the most common Visa To Go To China types:
There are many visa options in China, including those for tourists, students, and even family members who want to visit their ESL teaching relatives.
If you want to take a vacation in China before deciding whether to work or live here, this is the best visa option for your short-term visit. Normally, a tourist visa is valid for 30 days from the date of entry but can be extended once, about a week before the expiry of the visa. Sure, you can convert a tourist visa into a Z visa in China (if you love this place, don't want to waste time), but please note that this choice is painful and may not be worth it, to be honest. Besides, you can't teach English on this visa.
Short and long term student visas are issued to students registered at accredited schools/universities. In contrast to a tourist visa, this visa cannot be converted into a teaching visa at all. You can't teach English on this visa either.
The visa is only for business visits to China and is applicable to those who are looking for factories, meeting customers or finalizing contracts. You need an invitation from a business contact in China to apply for this visa. Please note that again, this visa cannot be modified once you are in this country and Guess what? No, you can't teach English on this visa either.
Private Visit Visa
This is the visa that your spouse or close relatives (parents, children under 18 years of age or parents in law) will need if they want to visit you after you start work. There are two options: S1 is allowed to stay for more than 180 days, and S2 is allowed to stay for up to 180 days. You guessed it right You can't teach English on this visa either.
If you want to teach English in China, getting a Z visa is the only legal option. This is a two-step process: first, you need to get a work permit from China, and second, you need to apply for a visa.
Since you can only apply for Z visa after signing the teaching contract, first arrange your work, and then go back to the first step.
Between the ages of 18 and 55
Bachelor's degree of any kind
More than 100 hours of practical teaching experience
The qualification requirements for teaching in China can be interchanged with visa Z, because holding a valid work visa is the main requirement for teaching in China.
The following is a list of all the documents you need to view during the whole process of visa application in China, but they are not required in every step, so we will explain in detail when you should be ready.
To apply for this China work visa, you must have a teaching job in China, and your employer will be asked to provide all the relevant documents you need.
Passports valid for at least six months and at least three blank visa pages, although it's better to have more passports considering the number of visas and entry-exit stamps you will receive
Copy of details page on passport
10 passport photos meeting the requirements of Chinese visa photos
Certified and notarized copies of bachelor's degree and English teaching qualification certificate
China work permit notice
Your home country provides clear criminal background checks
Fill in visa Z application form correctly