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Q: Should the PSB Officer have your name and number in his phone?

Today I took y'all advice and went to the PSB office to air my grief and get some 'what to do' information as to my next move. the officer I went to checked my passport and asked me what do I need. I told her what was happening and she pointed  me in the direction of another officer who was helping a woman on the floor. After he was finished with her I told him my problem, he took my passport and search for the RP after which, he told me that I have the RP and it's not expired yet so all I have to do was to find another employer. He asked me a few more questions and I answered. He suddenly remembered his phone after I told him where I worked then he asked me my telephone number. I showed it to him on the info sheet I had filled out, while at the same time looking at the message he had on his phone. Low and behold, there was my name and number surrounded by chinese characters that I couldn't read on his phone. Then he asked me for my FEC. I told him the Co. never gave it to me. He said "well, you need to go back to your company an get it and bring it here. Then you have ten days to get out of the country and get a new working visa. Now the stressing starts. I watched him walked to his colleagues, chat with them a little, looked at his phone and showed them the message on the phone, then he made a call. When he was finished with his call they said something to him, he walked back to where I was, then he said to me "in a few minutes somebody from your company is going to call you, answer your phone." Then he reminded me that I needed to bring the FEC in, and that I have ten days to get out of the country. A minute later the lying tongue manager from the recruiting Co. called. I thought that was the strangest thing ever. Why did the officer have my name and number in his phone? Why did he call the company I walked off? Is that a natural thing to do? In my experience of immigrations and immigration's law that was not supposed to happen...not unless the person had committed a serious crime, in which case, they would have sent in the whole shebang to arrest that person.

Somebody, tell me something.

6 years 4 days ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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i think your company already told them about your problem and they dont want to helop you.. but due to new rules i think you will have to go back. but normally they should not have your phone number unless you did something wrong  :(

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I would venture that this happened in a smaller-sized city or town.  I would also venture that your school and the PSB, as often is the custom here, have a very symbiotic relationship.

 

I would have never, ever, ever involved the PSB in such a kind of a mess unless I was prepared to go through what you will have to go through now.

 

There are always lots of "work-arounds" in China.  You just have to be aware of them, know how to utilize them, etc., etc.

 

I feel for you.

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I didn't read anywhere, somebody advise you to go to PSB. 

 

Instead, you should turn to SAFEA for help and advice. It is the same office, which issues (will issue) FEC.

 

If you don't know SAFEA's address, stop at any Bank, and ask them for help. English speaking banker will gladly look for SAFEA's address in your city.

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I can tell you what the regulations indicates, as to why he had your name in his cell phone do not have any ideas,except that the recruting company notified PSB of your resignation.  When you quit  job in China you have 10 days to get a new one and change your work permit, or leave the country.  If those 10 days had expired when you went to PSB, , legally they can ask you to leave and you have no recourse. This is why the proper way is to get a new job first, and quit the old one second.

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SAFEA  and the PSB are not the friend of a foreigner in all cases, with some exceptions, chinese always look out for chinese, and screw the foreigner, best thing is to tough out your mistake and move on to another school. some desperate well connected school could still get you hired with out leaving but it want be easy, in a smaller town its much worse because the psb get free english lessons for their children as a relationship perk for no visa problems at the psb office, good luck.

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Thank you, Mr. Guziyi!

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