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China Z Visa (Work Visa)

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 Required Documents

1. Your valid and actual passport with blank visa pages and at least 6-month period of validity (counting from the day you submit the application);

2. Fill in the application form, attached with 2-inch passport photo (black & white or colored are all accepted);

3. Visa notification letters (telegram or fax), and the Work Permit for Aliens or Foreign Expert's License (original and copy) issued by authorities in China.

4. Family members of the laborers who come to China for work should provide the visa notification letters (telegram or fax) issued by Chinese authorities or other documents (like marriage certificate, birth certificate and so on) which can sufficiently prove the relative relationship, but the approved employment document is not required.

Note: Please fill in the application form faithfully, completely and clearly, or possibly your application will be refused and accordingly make your oversea trip protracted.

 Transact Way

The applicant can handle the visa personally, or entrust other people, travel agency and visa handling agency to transact the visa he wants according to different consular jurisdiction of the embassies or consulate-general.

1. Make an appointment ahead of time is NOT needed. 

2. Application by mail is not accepted, but the postal service back to you is provided.

3. The normal processing time for handle the visa generally is 4 working days. If you need urgent service, 30 US dollars will be added as the additional fee for 1 working day processing while 20 US dollars for 2 to 3 working days processing.

 Visa Expense, Validity and Duration of Stay

1. VISA, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's check, Company's Check and Cash are all accepted (based on the written stipulation), but you are suggested to pay for the visa expense by cash due to the actual experience. 

2. Visa Fee: The charges is different according to your nationality and the number of entry. Generally speaking, the fee is higher if the number of entry is more. If you apply the visa at tthe Chinese Embassy in the USA, the basic charge is: for US citizens, the visa expense is 140 US dollars while 30 US dollars for the citizens of other countries.

3. The period of validity of Z visa is 3 months available for single entry; the US citizens may apply for multiple-entry X visa valid for one year by the application fee of 150 US dollars; the X visa holder should enter China within the period of validity and in the following 30 days transact the residential procedure at the local public security bureau.

Questions & Answers on China Z Visa (Work Visa)
  • Asked By Erik (USA) | Feb. 24, 2016 10:28
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  • Good day. I had F visa before and now that i went home i got supporting documents to request for Z visa but was denied without any reasons given. Is it still possible to re apply in cebu this time, instead of Manila? Someone also advised me to get a new passport coz in my previous passport there are extension visas showing that may have caused the denial. Please give info for other options. Thank You..

    Asked By Monica (Philippines) | Dec. 22, 2014 23:54
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  • Asked By J west (England) | Sep. 08, 2014 15:18
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  • I am 64 and would like to know if I can still come to China to work as a teacher of English.

    Asked By Daniel Shelor (United States) | Jun. 13, 2014 17:09
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  • I heard that there's age 55 limit for female. Is that true for all cases? What if it's for multinational business that just relocates employees for a short period of time, i.e. 2 years?

    Asked By Helen Price | Jan. 23, 2013 06:53
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