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|Oct 9, 2006 07:05|
|I'm teaching on a consultant visa at the moment and it will run out in December. I will probably want to renew it for about 7 months (maybe I'll just have to get a 12 month one). I'll probably sign another 6 month contract with my school so I can either stay on a consultant visa or get a working visa.|
I want to know, can I just renew/change my visa while I'm in China or will I have to go back to Hong Kong when my visa expires and get a new one?
|Oct 9, 2006 07:30|
|Student, tourist, work and business visa, I have heard of but a 'consultant visa'. |
The important thing is whether you have a Foreign Residence Permit. In which case provided you stay with the same school, they are able to apply for a renewal on your behalf.
Should you wish to change employment, then the proper thing to do is leave the country and apply for a Z (work) visa and return to China and a new Foreign Residence Permit will be issued.
A Z visa requires an invitation from the FOA to work for a school, etc you need to have a medical prior to receiving your Permenant Residence Permit.
Same procedure applies for student Visa but I'm nt sure about Business visas.
YOu are not supposed to work on a Tourist (L) visa but many do and these are not supposed to be converted to Z visa in order to get Foreign Residence Permits but it depends on where you are and who is pulling the strings.
|Oct 4, 2007 23:20|
|I have never heard of a consultant visa either, maybe you mean a Foreign Expert visa - a Z visa which becomes a Residence Permit. Alternatively you might be on an F visa: one could be a freign consultant but 'in theory' you would be employed by a foreign company|
I believe it was mentioned in a thread some time back that it is now possible to transfer a Residence Permit to a new employer provided you arrange the new contract before it expires. Obviously the new employer would require the certificate entitling them to employ foreign experts.
There are many threads around these questions inthe China Visa Forum.
|Jan 17, 2008 15:18|
|The visa app procedure can be made to HKSAR (Hong Kong Special Admin Region) Immigration department by telephone (852) 2824 6111, by fax (852) 2877 7711 or email at immd.gov.hk|enquiry.|
Visa app form is downloadable at http://ChinaTravelGuide.com/
or their official site:
|Jan 17, 2008 19:03|
|If you are not in a hurry it will be processed in about 3 days, if you are in a hurry it can be done in half a day...arrive before 11am for return that afternoon, the afternoon for return at 10am. But there is a hefty additional fee. Alternatively use a travel agent offering the service. I prefer to stay in Macau and use an agent for quite a small fee.|
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