The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
Posts: 46

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: Work permit was cancelled but my residence permit still valid?

I changed jobs recently, and even though I signed a paper stating that the work visa I had with them was cancelled, I've still been traveling with it, going in and out of the country no problem. I recently got a short term business visa, but when I go to the police station to register, they ignore it completely and just look at the old, 1 year residence permit.

 

Is this normal or do their databases just not update things?

7 years 35 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
Answers (3)
Comments (0)
Posts: 3046

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

The work ("Z" type visa should have an expiration date on it.  Either on "validity" or "expires on" and then the date.  In theory, once you enter China on a work "Z" visa, it should be canceled within 30 days and substituted by the combination of the FEC, work permit and residence permit.  This last one, takes over the visa part.  Residence permits are given for work purposes for the period of your contract, and also have an expiration date.  

I have no idea how you can enter the country on an old expired visa, or apply for a Registration of Temporary Residence on an expired residence permit.  I never heard of that done previously.

Report Abuse
7 years 35 weeks ago
 
Posts: 518

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Work permit is made by labour bureau... Residence permit is given by the usual emmigration office based on work permit. Normally the Residence permit expiry date will be work permit expiry date. So its supposed to be interconnected... so if work permit is cancelled.. i think then residence permit is to be cancelled as well... but there is no automated connection between labour bureau and emmigration.. so it wont be automatically cancelled. I have stayed in china for ~6 months after my work permit was cancelled.. but residence permit remained intact.

 

But legally .. i remember there are gudelines for this. You are allowed to switch employer in china.. But once Work permit is cancelled.. you should in that case apply for new work permit at the new location within 10days. Then it is fully legal. In my case i did apply within 10 days.. but the process took 6 months!! Nobody complained.. Once the new Work Permit was ready.. a new residence permit was issued.

 

Report Abuse
7 years 35 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

That is completely normal and the law for transfer of work permit is 30 days after it is first cancelled.

Report Abuse
7 years 35 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs