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Q: Having a Residence Permit and Tourist Visa at same time?

Hi, Is it possible to have a residence permit and tourist visa also? I've ceased working at a school, about 2 weeks ago. The residence permit is still valid but my concern is that they could cancel is at any given time without my knowledge. It's very difficult getting any answers from the school re the RP.

5 years 20 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Other cities

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You won't get Tourist visa, if Residence permit is still valid. That's the way to find out, if your RP is still valid by applying for Tourist visa at Chinese embassy.


When you finish your Contract or if your Contract is terminated, School must take you to PSB, where RP is replaced by 30-days L visa.

If the Contract was terminated, it is the same procedure, except if termination was because of gross violation, you'll only get 7 days L.

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