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Q: Can a non-native English teacher who speaks fluent English get a Z Work Visa ; a teaching one?

I always see English teaching job opportunities all over China and I meet all the requirements including having a TEFL and/or TESOL certificate, a 4-year-bachelor degree in English or English-related one, having a proper/ clear accent etc..... except for the nationality issue. Schools always say that they cannot offer a Teaching Work Visa  for non-native English Speakers.Can someone give a CLEAR answer in this regard?

 

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1 week 4 days ago in  Teaching & Learning - Other cities

 
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To continue off of what Stiggs said...  if you are a certified subject teacher,  you can get a Z visa for teaching that subject. 

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Technically, yes if you got your degree from a native English speaking country. Or at least I think that's how it still works, maybe it changed I don't know.

 

In reality though the borders are closed for the forseeable future so unless you're already in China your chances aren't good mate.

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To continue off of what Stiggs said...  if you are a certified subject teacher,  you can get a Z visa for teaching that subject. 

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Would you accept passport holder from Japan or Botswana as your Chinese or Portuguese language teacher?

I would have a doubts especially at proper pronunciation of non-native born teacher of any foreign language ...

 

Since the Labour law changes in China in 2017, only native English teachers, passports holders of big-5 English countries (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, NZ and S. Africa, I think ...),  qualify for Z visa/Working permit same as in the most other countries around the world.

 

Holder of non-native English passport qualifies for Working permit in China, if she/he holds a degree completed in native English country as stated above. However, that is a slim chance because not too many Chinese employers are aware of that loophole.

 

You can test this by applying for English teaching job in S. Korea or Japan. I tell you honestly, you don't have a chance ... to even receive a negative reply from the employers.

 

You might land an offer for English teaching job in China as a non-native English passport holder, but it will be a scam in the end, so exercise extreme caution at such job offers.

 

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In my opinion, you have the same chance of getting a z visa as you have of dying from the couf. About 0.1%.

Try again in 2023.

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Tell u the truth,,,, no.  But even if u did,,, so what?  Chinalandia is Closed,,  except to biz bigshots,,,  I know people holding Z's in US and Canada, people who actually used to work here,, so what?,,,, C L o s e d.

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