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Q: why the cancellation of your old alien employment permit important?

1a. why is it necessary to cancel your old alien employment permit or FEC? 

1. Is it needed  when applying  new Z visa or when transferring  job?

2. I currently have alien employment permit (from a company)  which is not canceled yet and at the same time a  school  applied working permit from the SAFEA for me and have got it issued.  Is it necessary to cancel the alien employment permit before heading home for the New Z visa or I can go and apply the New Z visa , then when I come I can be rest assured and go ahead to cancel the alien employment.

is the cancelation of alien permit checked in the Chinese embassy or will be checked when we are going to apply working permit after my return to china?

3 years 48 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

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Yes, you are registered with FEC as 'foreign employee' in China. 


1. You must return FEC to School for cancellation before you complete Contract/resign/leave.

2. School must submit FEC cancel certificate to you in 30-days after your last working day. ----> Chinese law!

You can extend your/present RP with another employer, i.e. 'not exiting China', but you need Release letter and FEC cancel cert.

You will need both documents also, before you'll get all docs. out of School necessary for new Z visa. 

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