China Z Work Visa Process 2024

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China Z Work Visa Process 2024
China Z Work Visa Process 2024

Wait, do you think, that China issues so many work visas as well? In this article, I am going to, give you my opinion on the China Z Work Visa Process, its necessities, and who can take advantage of it. A Chinese visa is a certificate handed to Chinese visa agencies of the People's Republic of China.

Among some Occupations in China, Technology, Health, Manufacturing, and Education are high in demand because of Labor shortage. The most frequently applied kind of China Work Visa is specifically known as (Z Visa).

Such a visa allows foreigners to work in China for more than 90 days and those from foreign countries who have obtained the China Work Permit issued by the People's Republic of China. The process of application has been broken down to the needed steps and it is as follows.

Details on China Z visa Work-permits

  • Host Country: China
  • Validity of a Permit: Whether a job contract is involved or not.
  • Visa Type: Work

What is a China Z Visa?

Z Visa: The most used work visa is, issued to those taking up an employment or commercial performance in China.


  • Z visa, usually, has a single entry with a limited validity of 30 days.
  • On arrival, you should acquire a temporary stay visa with the duration of your labor contract as its validity (min.90 days, max.5 years).

China Work Visa Requirements

  • Be 18 years old and above.
  • Have a Formal Employment in China.
  • Must Enclose an Invitation letter.
  • Be healthy without passing any infectious diseases.
  • Ensure your skills and experience match the job.
  • Possess a valid passport and travel documents.
  • Criminal record as clean as possible.

Required Documents

To apply for a China work visa, you are required to submit the following documents:

  • A valid passport
  • A completed visa application form. Print it out and sign it.
  • Remember to come along with the filled-in form if you want to deliver your application to the Visa Centre.
  • A passport-sized photograph.
  • Work Permit Copy.
  • Medical examination reports from a hospital that is recognized by the government to be credible.
  • Reference letter.
  • Clean criminal record.

Note: Extras (may vary depending on your situation). Please, check this webpage (Visa for China), this is an official website for making appointments, viewing information and fees for visas. You have to click here to download the visa application form from this website.

Also Check: List of Countries that Offer Work Visas for Fruit Pickers (2024)

How do I get this China work visa?

  • Secure a job offer and obtain a work permit: Your employer will be the one who will start this procedure on your behalf.
  • Fill out the online visa application form: One may do it on the China Visa Application Service Center website.( Choose your country to redirect you to the website.
  • Schedule an appointment: Please select a date and time which is in your nearness to visit the visa application center.
  • Gather required documents: Amongst this are your passport, photos, work permit, job offer letter, and other accompanying documents as mentioned on the website of the visa application.
  • Apply and pay the visa fee: Show up on the date of your appointment at the visa application center, and submit all the required documents plus the fee.
  • Await a decision: Applications are usually processed between 4 to 8 weeks.

After Entering to China

You make the flight reservation and buy the tickets as soon as you see the approval of your visa application. Once you arrive in China you must have to complete these things: Once you arrive in China you must have to complete these things:

  • Register with the Police: Please apply for registration with the local public security bureau within 30 days of entering here in China.
  • Apply for a residence permit: Once the work permit is obtained, you have to go through the process of applying for a resident permit from the Public Security Bureau Exit and Entry Administration within 30 days of arrival in China.
  • The term of a temporary residence permit is limited to the job contract duration provided the term is not less than three months and not more than five years.

Sectors with the everlasting absence of needed jobs yet high demand

  1. Technology (AI, software development)
  2. Education (English language teachers, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects)
  3. Healthcare (specialists, nurses)
  4. Manufacturing (engineers, quality control)
  5. Renewable energy

Useful Links

Study in China (China scholarship)

You can also realize your dream of visiting China by obtaining a study permit. Being the majority of the fully funded scholarships in China are provided by the Chinese Government, the winning candidates are usually highly commended and motivated to perform their very best. I have given some scholarships below:

Best Wishes.

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