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Visa Documents Required for a Teaching Visa in China

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

Applicants need to get the following documents ready for the visa application. BEJIC won’t be able to assist you in processing your application if you are missing any of the listed documents below. If applicants hold a work Residence Permit with a Foreign Expert Certificate already, please check the list under heading 2.


1. FOR NEW APPLICANTS

(ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN HIGH RESOLUTION, PDF OR JPEG FORMAT ONLY)

Signed Contract

Print out the last page of the contract, sign PARTY B scan than send them back (Signature should be the same as passport)

Passport

With more than 6-months validity, blank visa page should be more than 3 pages

Passport-sized photo

White background, high resolution, JPEG FORMAT ONLY







Resume/CV

Education background: Fill in the starting time from your bachelor's degree (time accurate to the month)

Detailed working experience: Recent 10-years’ experience after graduation (Including Company name, work title, duty, time accurate to the month; e-mail, telephone number)

Word format only

Medical Fitness Statement

Sign as passport and scan back

Degree

Notarize and authenticate documents for degree

(Must be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy in your country)

Background check

Validity for background check is 6 months

Notarize and authenticate documents for background check

(Must be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy in your country)

Teaching certificate (License/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA) *or Recommendation letters (2+years of full time teaching experience after graduation)

Notarize and authenticate documents for teaching certificate


(Notarized by any public notary office, and it doesn’t need to be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy)


NOTE: Degree and background check need to be notarized by Notary Public Office and then be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy/Consulate. Teaching certificate needs to be notarized by the Notary Public Office.

* If applicants have more than 24-months of full time teaching experience then you don’t need to provide any teaching certificate. Instead, please provide recommendation letter(s) including working period, company or school name and address, position, official signature or company/school seal and phone number and email address. If the experience is in China, please also provide scanned residence permit of the same period or cancellation letter of foreign expert certificate.


ALL DOCUMENTS MUST be scanned in color

IF the page number is more than one page. please scan it into a PDF and rename it. If that can't be done, please scan it/them into JPEGS, and NAME IT IN ORDER


ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS LISTED WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN PRESENTING TO THE FOREIGN EXPERT BUREAU IN ORDER TO GET THE FOREIGNER’S WORK PERMIT AND RESIDENCE PERMIT. PLEASE PROVIDE THE SCANNED COPY OF EACH DOCUMENT. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING THEM ALL TO CHINA.




2. FOR APPLICANTS TRANSFERRING WORK VISA

(ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN HIGH RESOLUTION)

Signed Contract and Employment Intention Letter

(Print out last page of the contract and Intention letter then sign and scan them back)

Signed Application Form

Passport

Passport-sized photo

Resume with education background and detailed working experience

Degree

Teaching certificate (License/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA)

Medical report within six months

Release letter

Recommendation letters

Cancellation Letter of the Foreign Expert Certificate


NOTE: It’s required to provide the ORIGINAL cancellation letter of the Foreign Expert Certificate for visa transfer. Applicants shall ask their current employer to cancel the FEC but keep the Residence Permit. Degree, background check and teaching certificate are not required to be notarized for visa transferring.


ORIGINALDOCUMENTS LISTED WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN PRESENTING TO THE FOREIGN EXPERT BUREAU IN ORDER TO GET THE FOREIGNER’S WORK PERMIT AND RESIDENCE PERMIT. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING THEM ALL TO SHENZHEN.

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST be in high resolution, PDF OR JPEG Format ONLY

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