China Work Visa (Z)

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China Work Visa (Z Visa) is issued to those who have obtained an employment permit and intend to work in China. A Chinese government-issued working permit or employment license is required. Z visa is usually issued for one entry with a duration of stay of 000 (means to be determined). Holder of Z visa should enter China within 90 days after visa is issued and must register at local public security bureau within 30 days of arrival, where the China Residence Permit will be issued to replace Z visa to allow multiple entries for 1 year.

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DURATION

12 months

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CITIZENSHIP

120 Month(s)

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FEES

140

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P. RESIDENCY

48 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements for the China Work Visa (Z)

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a valid actual passport with at least 6 months before expiry and at least one blank page left in it.
  • You need Notification of Work Permit issued by China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.
  • You may need to take a medical check when applying for the Temporary Residence Permit in China.
  • You may need criminal history check.

Document Requirements for the China Work Visa (Z)

6 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Copies of valid passport.
  • 1 recent passport size photograph.
  • Original and copies of Notification of Work Permit issued by China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.
  • Proof of clean criminal record (if applicable).
  • Additional documents may be required on a case-by-case basis.

Talent Migration data for China

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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