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Q: Can I apply for a job on a Q2 visa?

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I'm currently on a Q2 visa visiting my family here in China, which allows me a max 180-day stay at a time. There's also a possibility that I might need to stay longer due to a family necessity. Given my foreign work credentials I have thought about looking for work if I need to stay longer. Is that allowed? 

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You can apply for jobs but can’t legally work on that visa. 

 

If youre offered a job the employer would need to apply for a foreigner work permit for you. 

 

youd need to provide de them with authenticated/notarize copies of your highest degree & non-criminal records check from your home country. 

 

Once they got the work permit notification you’d need to leave China to apply for a Z-visa. Generally in your home country but sometimes possible in Hong Kong. 

 

You gjen snter China using tje Z-visa and after a couple more steps you’d have work & resident permits. 

 

 

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You can apply for jobs but can’t legally work on that visa. 

 

If youre offered a job the employer would need to apply for a foreigner work permit for you. 

 

youd need to provide de them with authenticated/notarize copies of your highest degree & non-criminal records check from your home country. 

 

Once they got the work permit notification you’d need to leave China to apply for a Z-visa. Generally in your home country but sometimes possible in Hong Kong. 

 

You gjen snter China using tje Z-visa and after a couple more steps you’d have work & resident permits. 

 

 

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Good responsible answer Mr Water.

I was a little reluctant to mock a potential "Tiger Pit" question.

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Now there is away of working on a Q visa that just keeps getting better and better.

 

For ESL teachers: Teach English online, there are tons of companies now, VIPKids is low pay but they give steady hours and can make 15,000 if you work weekends, DADA_English pays more.

 

So how or why is it legal?

 

1. You are using the internet you pay for.

 

2. Any of these online companies can transfer the salary to your Overseas Bank account and or Chinese spouse. As long as its not going into a bank in your name in China than thats perfectly fine.

 

Go to Daves ESL Cafe and click jobs than find "international Jobs". and use the browser feature "find on page" and type in "online" and you'll find tons of online jobs..

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I need a job

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