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Note To China Foreign Teachers: Visa Law Change Rumor Is A Scam

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  • CFTU
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    21 July, 2015 at 5:40
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    As usual, during the summer months some dodgy agents and recruiters get desperate for enough teachers to fill the fall semester vacancies in September and the whoppers start to flow. At present the current ploy being used on newbies is to tell them about “The new amendment to the China visa law” that supposedly now allows foreign teachers to work in China:

    a) Without a bachelor degree

    b) Without a Z visa (work visa)

    c) Without 2 years verifiable work certificate

    All of the above is ABSOLUTELY FALSE and there has been no “update” nor “amendment” to China’s vis laws since September of 2013. But since newbies are 3,000 miles away in other countries the agents are hoping they are gullible, naïve, and ignorant of China’s laws. DO NOT BE FOOLED! Here are the current 2015 Teaching Requirements For China:

    1) Bachelor degree in any major (the degree will be verified)

    2) At least 21 years of age with a valid passport

    3) A Z visa inside your passport before your first day of work (even if tutoring part-time)

    4) A police certificate if you want to work in Beijing

    5) Fluent in English (you may be tested by employers)

    6) 2 Years of verifiable work experience

    Be advised that TEFL/TESOL certificates are not mandatory by law but are highly recommended. They do not however take the place of any of the above mandatory requirements.

    If anyone tries to convince you the facts are anything different, you may want to read these three links:

    http://chinascamwatch.org

    http://eslwatch.info/forum/china.html

    http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?644846-China-Job-Recruiter-amp-Visa-Agent-Scams-25-Red-Flag-Warnings

    Good luck in China and do your best to keep and open mind to a new and amazing culture!


    Before accepting any teaching job in China, please visit http://www.ChinaScamBusters.com Know Before You Go and get a free copy of China’s labor laws from the CFTU (Just request by email)

    Rdb123
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    21 July, 2015 at 22:03
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    Does this therefore mean that the following internship is illegal? http://eslstarter.com/teach-english-in-china-sichuan.php#resp-tabs6

    I asked this question a few days ago but I’ve had no response.

    Thanks

    CFTU
    Participant
    5 November, 2015 at 14:18
    • Total posts: 45

    Tor RDB: Yes, that is indeed an illegal internship.


    Before accepting any teaching job in China, please visit http://www.ChinaScamBusters.com Know Before You Go and get a free copy of China’s labor laws from the CFTU (Just request by email)

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