The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: Finishing work visa, can I get a one month L visa?

Hello.

 

I am finished with my current position. Hopefully I have another job lined up and will get the new Residence Permit, which expires January 14th. But if the government doesn't allow me another work permit, I want to know what my options here to take care of my business (basically exchanging my money and plane ticket). Can I get a 30 day L visa?

 

The place where I got my last Residence Permit is far away from where I am currently living, would I have to go to the Entry-Exit Department there, or any branch to apply for this? I am married to a citizen but we lost our marriage license book and have no idea where to get proof of marriage so this is an out for now.

 

What I find very annoying is that the government does not allow that much time between ending a job and reapplying for a new Work Permit. I was told from my FAO that she couldn't start the process until one month before the Residence Permit expires (and was told this from a former FAO who still has this job that I kept friendly contact with) and the cancellation took two weeks which gives me little time. 

Might be a lot of drama for nothing, but would like to know my options if my new Work Permit is rejected (and it may be since I have been here for many years)

14 weeks 1 day ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
Answers (4)
Comments (1)
Posts: 16316

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

It use to be mandatory 30-days extension at the end of RP. You could either prepare for the exit or secure new position and continue with work in China without exiting and reapplying for new Z.

At my last RP expiration (June, 2017, Guizhou), I received only 14-days of Humanitarian visa, and I just exited China for good.

ButT .... SAFEA in Guiyang wasn't really sure about anything connected to laowai and RP, but I called them there often.

I am suggesting, you do the same because SAFEA's agents are the ones who (should) know the rules.

Enter 'SAFEA' in search above for contact numbers in your province. Addresses and contact numbers are provincial HQs, where you will most likely get in contact with English speaking Chinese agent.

 

You are far away from the city:

1. It is School's duty and obligation to escort laowai to the hospital for ME! Pay the ME fee, too!

2. Employer must take you to the PSB and get your RP extension sorted with cops! It is at the same PSB as where you got RP stamp at the beginning of work.

Employer must show some documents together with your passport. I guess, Chinese documents School must present to cops are ''School's authorization to hire laowai" among others.

If School rep. will reply ''No, you must do it by yourself ...'', just say:

"OK! Let me dial SAFEA ... and ask them about it!" and walk away.

After your call to SAFEA, School rep. will come back with the dates when you should be ready either for ME or RP extension, because SAFEA will dial School and coach them about their duties and obligations.

 

When I was doing the same thing, rep. always carried special folder with all School's required files.

Report Abuse
14 weeks 23 hours ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I have another job lined up and they are working on my work permit. My employer now would not begin the cancellation of my work permit with them until one month before my Residence Permit expiration which is January 14th. I don't understand why this cannot be done a bit sooner so it gives me enough time if I am rejected for the new permit.

 

However, my Residence Permit expires in two weeks time and I have a fear that I will be rejected and then I have very little time to take care of my business.

 

I am married to a citizen, but we have lost our marriage license, which is the red book that the government gives, and have no idea where to get a new license. For one thing we would have to go to the city we were married, but again have no idea where to go since we were married 18 years ago. I don't know where to go to get a paper proving our marriage status.

 

I am going to take my physical Friday and the Entry-Exit Bureau of that city is nearby so will try to inquire there, but am afraid the L Visa would have to be issued by the city where I got my last Residence Permit which is a city I really don't know and not my "hometown" here.

 

 

Report Abuse
14 weeks 22 hours ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

There no longer is a 30 day L extension at the end of a Z. 
you get 10 days, and you have to leave. 

Report Abuse
13 weeks 6 days ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I left a job at the start of 2017 (halfway through my contract) and only got 10 days.

Report Abuse
13 weeks 4 days ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs