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Q: Is giving private english tution in china illegal?

I am a homemaker staying in China. I would like to know if giving private English tuition is illegal.

4 weeks 2 days ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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If you are charging money, yes. Unless you have the proper visa etc.

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If you are charging money, yes. Unless you have the proper visa etc.

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Nope.  Charging a fee for your service,,,, yep.

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Legal work in China (as an English teacher) requires Working permit and Foreign Expert Certificate.

 

In FEC is clearly (in Chinese) stated, who is your employer (Z visa sponsor) and where (School's name and address) you are entitled to work.

 

Work at any other place than specified in FEC makes your venture illegal by Chinese law.

 

Q is 'how&when that is enforced?', i.e. if you are moonlighting at other place than written in your FEC and cops enter the place while you are working, you are illegally employed (there!).

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Don't listen to these guys.

Of course it is legal, just like in the country you come from, no approval to work from the government is required.

That's right isn't it?

Oh! And what does your country do to illegal workers? Naturally, China would be more kind. They may give you an award. That's just how understanding the government is here.

If you want the skinny on working illegally, send a PM to a user called Shitting Brown (or something like that). He gloats about having worked on the wrong visa for years. See his question history for more information.

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Instead of getting paid, you can technically take donations. No one will give a fuck anyway. It's actually safer than working illegally for a training center. 

..and just take cash, there is no paper trail that way.

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What do you mean “I am a homemaker staying in China”?

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nope, if your student is a government official.

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It's illegal, but everyone does it

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Usually contracts with schools or training centers will state you must be granted permission by your visa sponsor

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