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Q: Getting a work visa after graduating with a master's degree

Hey, yet another work visa related question,

 

So I had heard about this new policy where graduate students (in China) could transfer to a work visa after graduation (as long as they had good grades, non-criminal background, health check...) without needing 2 years of post-graduation work experience or even having to go back to get a Z visa (which kind of makes sense since I'm already here...)

 

I'm graduating from a master's degree program in a few weeks and have already found a company that would like to hire me, but now I'm hearing some people say that that's not really how it works in Beijing, and that they are still requiring 2 years of work experience, and that I would have to go back home to get my visa done, now the latter doesn't bother me that much, but the former puts me in a pickle since I don't have post-graduation work experience (I came here right after getting my undergrad degree back home)

 

I keep looking around online and no one seems to know,

 

any chances any of you nice folks knows what's happening?

 

Thanks!

2 years 5 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Beijing

 
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They changed the Law in April 2017 and they are implementing it in Tier-1 cities, so nobody knows what is really going on. Not even Chinese.

 

As I know, 2-years of working experience after graduation, (or before taking an English teaching job) was put in the place to prevent freshly graduates to take the position at Chinese Schools.

 

I might be wrong, 'cause I ain't that young anymore, he he.

 

If you have Z visa sponsor/employer ask them to inquire about that at Chinese Gov.

Z visa application should be done at Chinese Embassy in your home country, especially if it's the first time.

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