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Q: When do you need to get a medical examination?

Everytime I've done a physical exam for China, it's been in China. A few weeks after you arrive, head down to the farthest hospital from where you live, go through the checklist, and you're all good. It seems this is for the residence permit and not the work visa.

 

My new job wants me to get it done now in my home country where I currently am, but 1) who knows if the government will accept these results and 2) it's drastically more expensive. Isn't this something you do a little later for the residence permit part?

 

My question is, can anyone find an officialish resource that says that it should be done "within 30 days of arriving" or something like that I could forward to them? Or are they right?

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Your potential employer is right!

 

Purpose of the Medical exam before granting Z visa is to make sure, you won't be entering China in any abnormal and harmful to others condition.

Few days after your arrival to China, you'll be required to complete another ME ... 

If ME in China will be OK, you'll get a Residence permit stamp into your book some 10-days afterwards.

 

Imagine, you're an employer, who can sponsor my entry and work in China, but after my arrival to China would be found I carry some sickness, which would prevent Chinese .gov to issue a Residence permit.

 

Rule is: Z visa should be converted into Residence permit in 30-days after entry to China.  

 

 

So, my advice is:

"Complete ME in your home country and forward medical results to your employer".

Z visa grant will follow shortly afterwards. 

Employer is not wrong at their demand for the pre-arrival ME from your home country hospital.

 

 

icnif77:

https://www.visaforchina.cn/MTL2_EN/upload/file/20190906/08Checklist%20for%20Work%20Visa%20_Z-Visa_%20Application.pdf

Last paragraph:

"If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant."

 

It's safe to say, ME before entering China is Chinese Embassy's condition, not really your employer's.

 

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/revoke.htm

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Your potential employer is right!

 

Purpose of the Medical exam before granting Z visa is to make sure, you won't be entering China in any abnormal and harmful to others condition.

Few days after your arrival to China, you'll be required to complete another ME ... 

If ME in China will be OK, you'll get a Residence permit stamp into your book some 10-days afterwards.

 

Imagine, you're an employer, who can sponsor my entry and work in China, but after my arrival to China would be found I carry some sickness, which would prevent Chinese .gov to issue a Residence permit.

 

Rule is: Z visa should be converted into Residence permit in 30-days after entry to China.  

 

 

So, my advice is:

"Complete ME in your home country and forward medical results to your employer".

Z visa grant will follow shortly afterwards. 

Employer is not wrong at their demand for the pre-arrival ME from your home country hospital.

 

 

icnif77:

https://www.visaforchina.cn/MTL2_EN/upload/file/20190906/08Checklist%20for%20Work%20Visa%20_Z-Visa_%20Application.pdf

Last paragraph:

"If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant."

 

It's safe to say, ME before entering China is Chinese Embassy's condition, not really your employer's.

 

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/revoke.htm

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Sounds like you employer does not want to pay for the cost of the ME.
This is not normal, especially as I have not heard of the ME occurring this way before.

 

Maybe tell your employer that you will be invoicing them for the cost of the ME - this might change things.
 

 

icnif77:

I had a similar experience in HK. If I recall correctly, before or at the Z visa application, I had to submit ME from the ordinary HK clinic, where I explained why I need ME and I asked them to examine only necessary things (I don't remember the cost ...), and then ... I got Z stamp and when back in China, I had to complete another RP ME, which was on the employer, i.e. included in the Contract ...

We've never discussed refund of payment for HK ME with my employer. Year 2013 ...

I'd say, that is a regular thingy embassies around the world require, before issuing visas for LT stay in the country.

 

"Vladimir Vladimiro-Witch ras-Putin" (LOL@your pronunciation ..) demands the same thingy before granting LT stay in Ruski.

 

... Haa, 2013 was the Snowden's year. I was in Kowloon at the time of his landing .. with all these files ... I'm-Still-in-LMAO-State ... Cost for the ME in HK was around HK$ 2000/200 EUR, and ME was kind of swift, quicker and way shorter than on the mainland ...

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