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|Z Visa and Criminal Record Check - Please Read|
|May 1, 2015 11:29|
I have spent hours thumbing through all of the posts on this website as well as other websites. I am trying to get an answer from someone that has filed for a Z visa SINCE the end of 2013 (this is when the new rules were put into place).
I am a US citizen who plans on moving to China the end of this year to teach. Before graduating from NC State University in 2011 I was convicted of 2 DWI offenses and 1 felony possession charge. All convictions occurred in 2011 and were a result of a drug addiction that I suffered during college. I have been clean almost 4 years now and have absolutely no desire to go back!
I do have a 4 year degree as well as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and I meet all of the necessary requirements. I am wondering if anyone has applied for a Z visa and declared the felony on their application and still received their Z Visa. I am also wondering if anyone with a felony has declared "NO" for their criminal record and were still issued a Z Visa (since end of 2013). I know people with misdemeanors have successfully done so but have not heard of someone with a felony trying to do so.
Please do not write back saying that China doesn't check records or China checks your records when you get to immigration at the airport or anything ludicrous like that because claims like this are simply not true. Again, the rules have changed drastically since 2013.
Please do not judge me for having a felony either. That does not make someone a bad person. I have letters of recommendation from all my probation officers and prior employers and maintained a very high GPA despite being hooked on drugs.
I will be grateful for any input you guys have....I listed the 2 paragraphs above only because on other websites I was either attacked for being a felon as if I was a bad person or I received senseless information from people that did not know what they were talking about.
Thank you all!
|May 3, 2015 18:14|
|Thank you for your response. Yes I plan to go to the embassy in person since I have called the embassy for 2 months now and never had a call returned or even someone answer the phone! If I were to use a record from another county it would say I had no criminal record....what do you mean the consequences would be dire? They do not do background checks at the airports (except if you are on Interpol's blacklist you will show up)....from what I have read it seems the only thing I risk is possible deportation...and that's only if they decided to randomly come to my school and run background checks on the teachers. There would be no punishment criminally and the United States shares criminal records with 1 country in the whole world and that is Canada. With that being said...criminal records can be obtained online for free but is only accessible if you really know how to navigate the system which I can assure you nobody in China knows how to do. They can choose to obtain a report on someone but it is not cheap so they only do it when they think they need to or random selection. Any input on that? Thanks!|
|Jan 30, 2018 23:35|
|i am a filipina and i intend to work in your country i am 32 years old i would like to inquire how can i get a working visa in your country. i want to work there because i know there are lot of oppurtunities in your country. iwant to give my family a better life.can you help me?how and what are the requirements in applying working visa...thanks you.|
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