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 visit China working for the first time
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