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Guide to applying for a Z-visa

Guide to applying for a Z-visa

Found this guide to applying for a Z-visa, the pre-runner to a ‘residents permit’ in China. Most employers help with the process which requires specific documents from both the employer and employee. This guide is written by the US Embassy. It broadly covers most foreigners applying for a Z-visa, except In the cost of the Visa. Submission addresses and details. Non-western Europe, America’s have different visa arrangements/requirements. Everything else is the same. It’s a valuable read for anyone planning to…

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Chinese Hot Water

Chinese Hot Water

The Chinese firmly believe in hot water, or at least warm water. I’m not a great fan. I prefer mine chilled. Thankfully. Visa for travel? Looks like the woman at the Chinese embassy didn’t know what she was talking about and I actually DON’T have a valid visa for China. Luckily, I’m one of those people that doesn’t believe what he’s told, and rather than chance it at the border, I decided to call it a day in SE Asia….

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Z-VISA in the UK

Z-VISA in the UK

Timescales and costs involved in getting a Chinese Z-VISA in the UK. 1) Getting a CRC (Criminal Record Check) for an Individual in the UK The first document you’re going to require – CRC or Criminal Record Check. Background check. Whatever. In the UK this document is surrounded by Bureaucracy and red-tape. Arranging one for an individual is ‘not possible’, they can only be done for organisations. This is a lie. Of the many people I spoke to, they all…

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Hong Kong visa run

Hong Kong visa run

Due to problems getting a job. I’m elongating my stay. I’ve got a 30 day VISA. I intend to tour a few of the sights, maybe head down to the coast. Went into Causeway bay last night and picked up a Lonely Planet Guide from Page One which is an English Bookshop in Hong Kong. (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Guide to applying for a Z-visa Found this guide to applying for a Z-visa, the pre-runner to a…

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Bye bye Edward!

Bye bye Edward!

Housemate from the US has parted company. He had problems with meeting his responsibilities , and at the weekend had a bottle of beer. Or two , some Bacardi , and also some vodka. I disappeared for the weekend , went to Nanjing. When I came back, I heard the sound of tins being opened early in the morning. About 6am. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Last weekend he drank all my brandy and the police came…

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Guide to applying for a China Residents Visa

Guide to applying for a China Residents Visa

So. Got my residents visa through. These are the steps I had to go through in total to get a residents Visa for 365 days stay in China. It allows me to work. I have indefinite entry and exit (ooh, err) ?! My steps to getting a residents Visa. Get a job offer. Whether at home or abroad, this is always your first step. Most interviews are conducted by Skype nowadays. Although it’s possible to have incoming calls from Chinese…

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Aquired – New Z-visa

Aquired – New Z-visa

As promised, the agency have provided me with a fresh visa. This time, it’s a z-visa… The visa itself is only valid for 1 month and one entry. However, I can present these visa to the local government officials at the locality I’m staying in, and they will provide me with a Residents Permit. Residents permit A Chinese residents permit allows: Multiple entries. Residence for 12 months. I have something known as Foreigner Residence Permit application. Other residence application permits…

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Missed plane

Missed plane

Had a little lunch with one of my pupils. Things must have got drawn out, and I ended up missing my flight to Hong Kong. As even more of a bummer, my boss transferred enough money for the trip. Went to the China Bank atm. Pulled my card out, having been over 1 month since I used it, plus the fact I only used it once, plus the fact that it’s a 6 digit code. I’ve entirely forgotten my PIN!…

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China Visa in Hong Kong

China Visa in Hong Kong

After filling in the app. yesterday, queing up and submitting it, it was refused due to the lack of photograph and the non-chinese medical. Sunrise Visa Agency Better than re-queiing after the lunch break, I decided to visit the Sunrise Visa Agency which is located in the same building. This clarified a few things for me: That my documents were wrong: Unless you happen to be able to read Madarin, you wouldn’t have spotted the fact that the 2 documents…

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Getting medical done for Hong Kong Visa

Getting medical done for Hong Kong Visa

The agency sent through documents for two different processing addresses, so one is for London, the other is for Hong Kong. Either way, once these are changed to match, I can look out for forking out another fee for a Chinese medical examination certificate. Medical in Hong Kong This is virtually impossible to obtain. If you’re wanting to get your Z-Visa processed in Hong Kong rather than in your resident country, the medical that the visa office in Hong Kong…

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