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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 year 15 weeks 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 even have a chance ... to receive a negative reply from the employers as a non-native English passport holder.

 

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.

 

KJUnlimited:

Native English-speaking Countries:
Ascension, Australia, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Canada, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Guyana, Ireland, Man, Jersey, New Zealand, Pitcairn Islands, Singapore, South Africa, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, Tristan-Dakunia Islands, Britain, the United States, the United States Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the British Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Montserrat, Trinidad and Tobago

 

The Full List of Native English Speaking Countries and Territories 

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icnif77:

Yeah, you might try your luck with Chinese Foreign Expert Bureau or even try to change the last novelty of Chinese Labour law implemented in 2017 ... I don't have a weblink, but recognised native English countries in China are:

"UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand."

I ain't sure, if South Africa is included in that list, but most likely it is.

 

That means, only passport holders from those listed countries qualify as a native English speakers and are entitled to get Working permit and Z Working visa as an English teachers in China.

Here's the weblink from 2017 ...

https://www.opportunity-china.com/blog/requirements-for-the-z-visa-foreign-expert-permit-to-teach-in-china/

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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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I knew, Cofid was dangerously... 

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Interestingly (for some) both will violate your nether region where the sun don't shine. One metaphorically the other literally.

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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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A:Teaching English in China Requirements for 2022 (chinabyteaching.com) This link will answer your visa questions. There is NOT a requirement for two years experience to be a teacher in China.  If you come with your husband under a different visa, make sure you have all the required documentation to get a Z visa when you find a job in China. It will make your life much easier.  To work in China, you MUST have a Z visa and only a Z visa.  -- nashboroguy