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Q: does your school want to keep your documents

Since I started working at HIgh schools 3 years ago I found that most of them want to keep my Health Certificate and my ABC card. The school I am at wants to keep my passport too. Have many of you had the same requests from your employer? 

23 weeks 4 days ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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You -- not your school -- are required to be in possession of your passport (China says you should carry it with you) and you -- not your school -- must have your health certificate available for inspection on request. If your school wants to keep them it is so they have an element of control over your movements, but you should insist that the passport and health certificate remain in your possession.

 

I don't think they are supposed to hold your ABC card -- it's your work permit, not theirs.

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You -- not your school -- are required to be in possession of your passport (China says you should carry it with you) and you -- not your school -- must have your health certificate available for inspection on request. If your school wants to keep them it is so they have an element of control over your movements, but you should insist that the passport and health certificate remain in your possession.

 

I don't think they are supposed to hold your ABC card -- it's your work permit, not theirs.

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Don’t give your school any of those things. Especially your passport 

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You can tell them that is against the Canadian passport policy, what is even written inside your passport, so you can also show it to them.

On my EU passport is written '... passport belongs ONLY to the holder ... and it is prohibited to give your passport to other person for safekeeping ...' or something along these lines. I can't really read it, because it's really tiny text.

 

I was on F at my first school in 2009, and they never returned my passport after I gave it to them for visa processing. After several requests, I contacted my Embassy and informed them about it. However, whatever my Embassy did, I received my book just few days before 90-days F expiration ...

Nobody is entitled to keep your passport except issuer and cops when you get arrested for crime.

I am not sure about Chinese documents, but you could get info about it out of SAFEA. I think!

In the time of FEC (until 2017), I always kept my FEC and show it at ID-ing together with my passport.

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Aside from handing over my passport for visa stuff I'd never let a school keep my passport.

 

Like someone said, the only reason they'd do that is to control you. I've heard of teachers who want to quit because the school wasn't paying them on time and other contract stuff but can't just leave because the school has their passport, and when a dodgy Chinese school is pissed off at you and looking to make your life difficult the last thing you want is to be needing to ask them for your passport back.

 

 

 

 

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