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Q: Can I get a work visa without 2 years of work experience?

I've been told that you need 2 years of work experience to get a work visa in China, and that China's getting stricter about this requirement. Is that true? Is it true for all jobs or just non-teaching positions?

9 years 33 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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It's ESPECIALLY true for non teaching jobs.

Otherwise you need to define what visa you're after. If it's a working visa you're after, ie. 1 year visa with residence permit, then yea, you def. need 2 years working experience.

Otherwise, you could try to get the business visa, which runs up to 6 months, a student visa or tourist visa.

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9 years 32 weeks ago
 
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the rumor says that if you complete a 7-day TEFL in China training program sponsored by the Information Research Center of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) you do not need the 2-year work experiences to get a Z visa. You may check with this agency to find out the details. See below for the program info and contact info.

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As skater said, but i guarantee it's not a rumor.

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9 years 22 weeks ago

*MrBump bumps the bump*

 
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Yes, yes you can. It also depends mind you on where you're going some cities may not let you but others (smaller) don't care

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9 years 22 weeks ago
 
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Mostly it depends on the company you are working for and their standing with the local PSB office

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If you're trying to work in a 1st or 2nd tier city then forget about it. I tried to get mine for 3 months with no success so I just got a 60 day entry tourist visa. Took 4 days.

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many people come to china without any working experience and still find a job... getting a visa depends on the company that hires you

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offcourse

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