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Q: Visa Work Permit Question

So a friend of mine who lives in Harbin has a question. She has never worked in China she just lives there with her husband on I assume a Q visa. She wants to know if she can still apply for a work permit in or around China?...like in HK or another country. She claims she has all the documents needed. Like criminal record and degree authenticated ect...She just wants to know if she has to go back to her home country of Canada to apply for it? Or can she apply for in it in China? She wants to know before she starts looking for a job teaching English. I think if she has to go back to Canada to get it, she  says she is just going to wait until she goes back for a vacation.

 

I assume some people on here have gone through something similar...anyone know? I know you use to be able to go to HK and get it done, but some people say you cant no more and some say you still can... Anyone know for sure?

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After the WP started they said Q visa holders could convert their Q visa in to a WP and Working Resident permit, theres no reason to use the term Z visa here as thats just the invite visa that allows you to come in and get the working resident permit started, either way it'll work even going to HK now is ok again as long as you have the right doc's ready you'll have no problem getting your working permit card and working resident permit visa.

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She'll most likely have to go home for the first Z visa/WP. At least that was earlier policy (2016), which I doubt it has changed.

 

 

You can also get right A through Visa Agencies in China especially about HK Z pick-up ... 

 

http://www.visainchina.com/invitation.htm 

http://www.visaexpress.net/china/chinaworkvisa.htm

 

Updated Z visa procedure:

https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-2017-requirements-for-a-Chinese-Z-visa

 

http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2016/11/25/obtaining-a-z-visa-work-pe...

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I had to get a new Z-visa in 2015 when transferring job even though I already had a work permit (long story!)

 

New job was in Guangzhou. I was able to apply in Hong Kong instead of going back to the UK. The reason, I was told, was because I was already resident in China. If your friend is on a family visa then she’ll already have a resident permit so should be able to apply in Hong Kong. 

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After the WP started they said Q visa holders could convert their Q visa in to a WP and Working Resident permit, theres no reason to use the term Z visa here as thats just the invite visa that allows you to come in and get the working resident permit started, either way it'll work even going to HK now is ok again as long as you have the right doc's ready you'll have no problem getting your working permit card and working resident permit visa.

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Updated info (2017) on getting ( or not) Chinese visa in HK:

 

https://www.saporedicina.com/english/get-a-chinese-visa-in-hong-kong/

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I had a Q2 visa. I was sent to HK to get a Z visa. they canceled my Q2.
 Now I will go get my Work visa tomorrow. It cost 1,240  rmb for Express (48 hrs) service

considering that my Q2 cost $120 cdn for 7 years, it may be cheaper to stick with the Q2 visa.

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