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Janiny



Joined: 31 May 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:48 am    Post subject: Working on an L visa Reply with quote

No luck with the search engine: a recruiter tells me not to worry that I will work on an L-visa for a possible 3-,6-, or 9-month contract coz all their work is in government schools. Is that kosher? Thanks in advance for the information.
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it'snotmyfault



Joined: 14 May 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look four threads above yours....you should find the answer
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Non Sequitur



Joined: 23 May 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do NOT come on ANYTHING other than a legit visa.
Government schools must still have the authority to employ foreigners.
No contract will be enforceable if you are working on a lie ie a tourist visa.
Even legit contracts are almost impossible to enforce.
My advice to anyone on their first job is look for a least downside and you're lining yourself to be burned with the approach you describe.
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mike w



Joined: 26 May 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple answer - the recruiter is lying!! Legal employment requires you to hold a Z visa.
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Janiny



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I see. Thanks everyone so far. I kind of sensed something was amiss when I asked a few reasonable questions like if I needed to get a medical exam, or visit the Chinese Embassy for an L visa, and the only response I got was a hearty thanks for my continued interest and a request to send my certificate scans. I replied, "But you haven't answered any of my questions," and now they have fallen silent for two days. Hmm... Confused
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Non Sequitur



Joined: 23 May 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP
You can do a whole lot better, although time is running out to get fixed up for a start after Spring Break.
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chinatimes



Joined: 27 May 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be a location problem, but you can get jobs with a Z visa. In fact, some schools are only aware of the invitation letter process. They don't realize you can transfer to a new school without needing all the new paperwork.

Also, another red flag is that when a recruiter tells you one rule for all of China it is most likely not true. Each area has their own requirements.
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