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Q: when to cancel your alien employment permit? I don't need it for transfer or anything.

If you work for a company and already have "alien employment permit" which will expire in November  and  at the same time, You have found a school who wants you to come there to teach in September , so they have applied and got you "Work permit" for foreign experts that they want you to go home in April or May to apply new Z-visa cuz you can't transfer your current visa to a school. The question is,

1. Do I need to cancel the "alien employment  permit (still valid ) before I go home to apply the new visa  or I can go home and apply the New Visa then when I enter China again, I let the company cancel the alien employment permit cuz I won't go there to work again

2. secondly, if the alien employment permit isn't canceled before I go back home, can it have any effect on the Z visa i will apply back home?

3 years 48 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

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1. No, make sure you get your release letter and let the company cancel it and give you the copy. Also get a recommendation letter.


2. New requirements are in China now for doc's, all of them, so you might need to pay a visit back home and get all your doc's authenticated & notarized because you are changing jobs. But all cities are different so go ask in person, not by phone at the FEC office and PSB. Show them your docs and ask what else you need.

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A: Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for
A:Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for sure. I used to be involved in hiring new teachers and a couple of times we had people we wanted to hire who were having trouble with their old school - situations similar to yours. Our school was legally able to hire foreign teachers, did everything by the book and was well connected, usually schools that mess people around with visa stuff aren't operating legally so a call from our visa guy to theirs telling them they were breaking the law, we were in the middle of processing the visa stuff with the PSB and the next phone call they got regarding this teacher was likely to be from the PSB asking some hard questions was usually enough to get them to co-operate. No school doing illegal stuff wants the PSB getting too interested in what they're doing. There's a chance a new employer could figure something out if they really want to hire you but these are difficult times, their hands might be tied too.    -- Stiggs