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Q: What happens to my z visa if the entity that was planning to employ me changes their mind?

I signed a contract with a school and they had applied for my work permit. On Tuesday I received my z visa but my employer in China said they no longer wanted to employ me.  Will they cancel my z visa or am I able to use it for another school who is willing to hire me. 

2 years 28 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

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This is the new one, I've ever read about.


So, what would I do if that would be me:


1. You signed Contract with School, which is still valid unless in case of 'force majeure' (natural disasters or School ceased to operate).

There should be a clause in the Contract on how much money you should receive or pay (as penalty), in case either party cancels the Contract without the valid reason.

If I remember correct, penalty is in range of three monthly salaries or even higher.


Try to contact SAFEA (Foreign Expert Bureau), Chinese Gov. agency which deals with Schools and Foreign teachers.

If you are in China, enter 'SAFEA' in the search above for address and contact numbers of Provincial Foreign Expert Bureau and dial them and ask for advice and help.

You will also recive guidance on how to 'change an employer'.


I used them often and I've always received timely resolution of problems I had with Schools in China.

School in China (party A) CANNOT cancel Contract or Z visa without valid reason same as Foreign teacher (party B) can't!

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