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Q: Non-native English teacher in Jiangsu? Has anyone recently got his/her Z visa in Jinagsu?

I have been trying to verify my current employer who claims a non-native English teacher cannot work legally in Jiangsu province (Suzhou area). I obviously match all the formal requirements ie. BA, work experience and TEFL. All reliable answers are much appreciated especially from a non-native teacher who got his/her Z-visa within the last couple of months.

 

 

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I spoke to SAFEA officer in Nanjing two weeks ago, and he told me Non-Native English teacher in Jiangsu can't get Working permit. He adviced me to return to EU, despite I'm not applying for new RP, but extending RP since 2011. 

 

However, I came to that info from different 'angle'.

I signed Contract with Taizhou Minxing Private School, and arrived to the School with valid RPermit.

 

School gave me working schedule one day after my arrival.

I asked them: 'When will you take me to the Hospital for MExam (which is mandatory at RP extension)?'

A: 'We don't know yet!'

 

Me: 'This is my Bank account, you can deposit my salary there!'

A: 'Ohh, you'll get your pay in cash every month!'

 

Minxing School isn't authorized to hire FT. They just burned my RP.

I'm facing application for new WPermit (new employer in diff. Province), and new Z with HK pick-up, if lucky.

icnif77:

Write SAFEA in search above for Gov. contact info., and you can call them yourself for reliable info.

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I worked there last year and the school is certainly licensed to hire foreigners.As for the OP, I'm a non-native English speaker with an EU passport and I got my new RP in Jiangsu in January.

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It is difficult to find out 'truth'. Maybe, their license get revoked this year.?? They couldn't extend my RP, after they 'find out' they cannot employ me. They got me 28 days F visa! Why's that?

'FT authorized school' is able to extend RP for 30 days, as my Xinjiang School did by the end of the Contract. By Chinese law, RP can be extended twice!

Why they wouldn't post salary to my bank account?

Everything else was spot on: schedule was fitted in 4 days, big mansion to live alone, and so on.

I'm guessing, they just want me to stay till the end of June (semester).

@jaross: 'did you just sign on here to tell me that Minxing is authorised to hire FT?' Post your real name, and I'll prove you're telling lies!

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Why would I post my name,have you posted yours?They were licensed to hire foreigners last year,the school's name is in the SAFEA list.I had a WP,invitation letter,Z visa,RP,FEC,my guess is, it would be a bit difficult to obtain all of these without a license,especially for a non-native.I left ,because they told me they were unable to get an RP extension.They told me the same like you and OP mentioned before,apparently non-natives can't get an RP in Jiangsu anymore.However that's not true,I got a new RP in an other city of Jiangsu.

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Can you give us SAFEA list, please? Web link?

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thanks for the info on SAFEA, 

 

jaross: did get your Z visa in Jan 2013?

jaross:

I got it in Feb 2013

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http://www.anesl.com/schools/info.asp?province=Jiangsu&keyword=Middle+Sc...

 

Minxing, Taizhou No.1 Middle School isn't on the Angelina Cafe's list of Schools in China authorised to hire FT', and all their actions during my stay, and at departure show 'they can't employ FT'.

However, I never checked them against the list, when I signed Contract in May this year. I trusted scummy agent with handle 'echo' from Nanjing. I reported her actions to SAFEA.

jaross:

You can check out this one if you can read Chinese:http://www.safea.gov.cn/content.shtml?id=12746539

That's the latest list of SAFEA licensed schools.Minxing is on the list with license number A2 3213021.Anyway,this is China and nothing is sure,so their license may have been revoked.

OP:I suggest you try smaller cities in Jiangsu instead of Suzhou,you may have better chances to get an RP.

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