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Q: Z visa vs. Business visa

If anyone knows, Im curious to know what is costs an employer to hire someone on a z visa as compared to a business visa, regardless if it wrong to be hired on one type and said person is engaged in something not specific to the visa type. Im under the impression that Z visa are more expensive and/or more difficult to obtain for foriegn workers as compared to business visas.  Anyone know any info about this ?  Thanks.

3 years 20 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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That's Chinese matter, so I know few bits.

For Z visa, Co./School must hold an authorization of Gov. to hire foreigners. I think, that requirement is most important cause some Schools apply for F instead.

Co. must apply for FT Working permit and get Invitation letter stamped.

It is lengthy process (the fastest was in Fujian - some 3 weeks to get both docs).

With both originals, FT apply for Z visa at Chinese Embassy, who's passport with new Z stamp can be returned in a week (5 business days).

 

For F, I wasn't even required to be present at PSB. Rep did all by himself in a week (2009/10) inside China (L --->F).

 

There's no info on cost for Z visa or any other visa on Internet, but Z is sure more expensive than F.

Fujian School asked me for 2000 Rmb, when they terminated Contract in 2014, however after my call to FEB, I wasn't required to pay anything for Z visa, and I kept RP intact.

Z visa can be obtained only outside of China for diff. of F, which you can get at PSB (I think).

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No matter what get the Z visa.

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I can tell you that a 1 year (or less) Resident's Work Permit costs about 400RMB. Anything over 1 year up to 2 years (and that includes just 1 DAY over ... 366 days) costs about 800RMB.

 

This, obviously, doesn't include the legal rights to hire, etc... just for the getting the little thing pasted in your passport.

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Simple, business visas cost the school nothing. Teachers pay the cost and the frequent trips leaving the country. Hiring a teacher legally can cost about 10k upfront and about 13k in insurance. Possibly more depending on taxes. Fines for hiring teachers illegally are small maybe a few hundred.

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This what I found on Internet on 'Z conversion in China':

 

http://www.visainchina.com/visa3.htm

 

Chief Representative in the representative office, legal representative or investor of the WFOE which has their name appeared on their business licenses are allowed to change their L or M visas into Z visa/residence permit in China without leaving. Above information only based on Shanghai visa rules. For the Z working residence permit/visa, we have following services:

 

....more on web link, buTT .... I 'no ming bai'. what 'Chief WFOE' stands for.

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