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Q: What do I need to get a green card to live and work in China?

9 years 30 weeks ago in  General  - Shanghai

 
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Green card?  As in a permenant visa?  Rumor has it that if you have worked here for over 10 years you are eligible.  Or, if you own a company that invests at least US$5 million, you can get 1.

However, after 5 years, I have yet to actually hear anyone who is able to get more than a 2 year visa.

And as far as a permenant work permit, to my knowledge, there is no such thing.

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Green card, hahaha... hehee..... green, hahaha ...card  heh.crying  so funny.

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The Green card is like Bigfoot. You read about it, but no one has actually seen one.

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If you are posted here for a company (working), get a Z visa.

If you are doing business (looking for export opportunities etc.) get an F visa. Some people try to get an L visa (Tourist, easier to get) but if you are  ever audited in the US the IRS trys to say you weren't conducting business therefore all your expenses are disallowed.

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Yeah......, you can get China' green card' through marriage. but not worth anyway... 

Anyway, getting one is not bad because it saves a lot time to getting visas and paying fees...
 
For getting the 10 year residence permit (green card) for being married to a local is: 5 years married and 5 years in China. If you can show this then you get it... or at least go the the next stage. 
 
Though you have to be married 5 years, and lived in china married for 5 years, must have spent at least 9 months every year over that time, 
 
To be married 5 years is fair, or even longer but to have to stay in china 5 years is NOT, most of us have to travel in and out of china all the time, to make a living.

And you must apply from which city your spouse is from. 

Good luck.

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If you're thick enough to think China has green cards cause the US has them just stay home. 

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hey Nevermind, this forum it is precisely to ask questions, the best way to learn something is by asking. I really found you comment offensive if you wanna leave your phone number so I call you and tell you something really nice !!!!!!!!!!!

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You need to find someone to hire you in China first. They will send you an invitation letter, you visit the Chinese embassy in your home country and apply for a Z Visa. If they grant you one, you move to China. You will need to go to the PSB and get a residence permit asap.

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