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Q: Are you able to sign a contract and then get out of it while still in home country?

Is it possible to get out of a contract last minute (like even before boarding at the airport)

because of personal reasons in home country?

What are some repercussions that this can lead to from the employer?

after doing all the paperwork and visa processes.

Because many things are at stake travelling for some I thought this was a valid question.

Anyone have any pointers or suggestions to having to deal with this kind of issue for a friend or even myself?

Again , leaving a contract after signing and getting visa but before making the travel.

Like can they blackball your pass port? does it depend on the contract itself (i.e. breach)?

Thank you.

2 years 26 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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So you are still coming to China on the visa the company with whom you are contracted secured for you? And you don't want to work for them anymore? Have i got that rigt?

You will probably find there is a one month probation clause in the contract where you can walk away but they will probably hit you up for the cost of the visa and other sundries. Because you know, it's a contract.

As you've probably read, in many cases a contract with a Chinese company is pretty much unenforceable from the employee's side but rock solid from the company's side.

Telling them you need to look after your sick mother will usually clinch any deal with an employer.

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So you are still coming to China on the visa the company with whom you are contracted secured for you? And you don't want to work for them anymore? Have i got that rigt?

You will probably find there is a one month probation clause in the contract where you can walk away but they will probably hit you up for the cost of the visa and other sundries. Because you know, it's a contract.

As you've probably read, in many cases a contract with a Chinese company is pretty much unenforceable from the employee's side but rock solid from the company's side.

Telling them you need to look after your sick mother will usually clinch any deal with an employer.

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Man, there was a guy who came on a working visa and then didn't go and work for that company. But there's nothing you can do at that point and the guy had to go home and do all those docs again.

 

What a waste of time, how can people change their mind so fast? If you think those schools or something are shady, you should know from first contact. Not after spending a month talking to them and getting everything ready. 

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If you never arrive in China, never get in the system, never have a visa issued here in China, I don't know how anybody could make or enforce you to do anything. If you have a visa in the system of your home country at a Chinese embassy, and it prevents a new one to be issued, claim a lost passport, get a new one and start over again at the Chinese embassy in your country, since they track you by your passport number, not using bio-metrics yet, but that could change. 

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Tell the company what the personal reason is and say you can't come right now.

Are you coming in on a Z-visa?

If it is a situation where you can come again in a few weeks, a month later say that. Ask them if they would prefer to proceed with you coming later or invalidate the contract and cancel the Work Permit.

If it is a situation where do don't know when you can arrive say that. Ask them to proceed with canceling your Work Permit.

Appologize a lot.

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