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Q: Can you be issued two work permits at the same time by the Foreign Experts Bureau?

So I talked a friend of mine into teaching in China as well, and she's landed herself into a pickle.


If she received an offer from one school in one province and decided to accept it, and was issued a work permit and is suppose to go to the Chinese embassy to obtain the Z visa but hasn't yet because she received a better offer from another school in a different province, what exactly would happen?


For instance, if the second school went to apply for a work permit for her at the F.E.B., would it show that they have already been issued one with another school and if so, would that prevent them from obtaining another for the same teacher? If not, would she then be in the position of deciding which school she wants to work for and then just needs to take the corresponding work permit to the embassy?


Sorry, I hope that makes sense lol.

4 years 10 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

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actually this happened to me when i first came here three years ago.  i accepted an offer from one school, and also interviewed with another school the same day.  the latter assumed (i have no idea why) that since i interviewed with them i had accepted their offer.  so within a week's time, i received two invitation letters for working visas.  i decided to take both of them to the Chinese embassy/consulate in San Francisco and be honest with them and tell them what had happened.  i believed, and still believe, that when ever you are dealing with your visa and other legal documents in china, honesty is the best route to choose.  the lady at the embassy just laughed and said i must have good people skills for two schools to fight for me and asked me which school i preferred.  i paid the express fee and got the Z visa in a few hours. 




now that i look back on it though, i should have chose the other school.  i ended up having a huge argument with the first school's principle and terminated my second contract with him early... but that my friend, is a story for another day..

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