Visa for China explained - Full details
The first fully extensive working visa description for processing your working visa in China. Find out what your employer really has to go through to get your working visa completed
Work & residency visa documents list
Documents required by the applicant for processing a working (Z) and residency visa to live and work in China as a foreign employee (Of non-Chinese nationality). These documents are modified originals listed in order of when they should be processed or obtained. All these documents have successfully processed a working (Z) visa in China many times before. Note, some of these documents you may never see, for example the Employment License, which is not needed by some embassies and for safety some employers may hold on to this document unless the embassy requests it.
1. Medical check BEFORE entering China
Note: The N/A for the X-ray and ECG scans where these have not been done (It's unnecessary to do so unless you know you may have an issue with this part of your health)
2. Employment License
Note: You may not see this unless your embassy requests it. You only need a copy of this even if authorities want to see it. It's safer to leave the original with your employer.
3. Invitation letter
Note: The Chinese embassy for receiving the letter is listed at the top. Ensure this is correct for your nearest embassy or it will be denied.
4. Z (Work Visa) example
Note: This is usually only valid for 30-60 days and has only 1 entry as after arriving in China your employer will convert this to a residency visa for you. Don't make any travel plans for 1-month after entering China as you will not have your passport on you.
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5. Temporary residence document
6. Medical check AFTER coming to China (including X-Ray & ECG)
8. Residence Visa/permit
Article Author: Attilio Infante
Date: 14/04/2015 11:07
Attilio Infante, the owner of Find Work Abroad, has processed over 20x working visas in Guangzhou for foreigners within the past 3 years.
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