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Live abroad, send passport home for visa?
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isitts



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
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Location: Korea

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

naturegirl321 wrote:
isitts wrote:
naturegirl321 wrote:
Ok! After a couple of funny phone calls, being hung up on and other things, I found a place that will help. The reqs are different for TOURIST visas and WORK visas.

chinavisa8.com has info

TOURIST visas: you need more than 6 months on your ARC.
WORK visas: no such req. Just need the docs.

So yea! I can apply in KOrea! Still need to use an agent for the baby's birth cert back in the US, but everything else can be done here.


Ok then. Good to know. Smile

Actually, when I emailed them they said this,
"I can help you to get a Z-working but if your arc is no longer than 6 months is a little difficult to get a visa recently.could you tell me how long dose your ARC left? And what 's your nationality ?
Wang 010-9809-4289

CTS Travel Agency"

Then they said that they could help me when I applied in November. That being said, rules just changed this MOnday. So I might just send them home anyways. Because "a little difficult" sounds like practically impossible to me.


But why would a travel agency be an authority on this matter?
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The embassy here doesn't deal with people, they deal with travel agents. And CTS is the official travel agent.
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MNguy



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTS is not some guy who hung a shingle... it is the Chinese government's travel agency.
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shenzhenbound



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this post is a little old, but I did this and wanted to update the thread for people who are thinking about doing this in the future.

I was on vacation in Nepal and didn't want to go home (USA) just to get a visa. I sent over my passport and some money to my family. The money was stolen but the passport made it safely. My family then gave my passport and the appropriate papers to a travel agent who applied for my visa at the Chinese Embassy in NY. Everything was approved and my family sent my passport back to me.

The only problem with this method is the major courier companies. At least in Nepal, they won't let you send a passport (they have to check what's inside). I had to get a third party courier to do it. He told me the responsibility was mine, but he would send it out. I paid him and he used TNT to send it.

All in all, a pretty painless process if you don't mind the wait. I was without a passport for about 2 and a half weeks.
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bestteacher2012



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about just decline any position from a province or city that has the requirement of applying for a Z visa in one's home country. Then hopefully they will loosen the rules back to how they use to be.
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GeminiTiger



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bestteacher2012 wrote:
How about just decline any position from a province or city that has the requirement of applying for a Z visa in one's home country. Then hopefully they will loosen the rules back to how they use to be.


How about not come over until you have a z-visa like your supposed to?
I did it twice, if I can manage so can anyone Smile
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wangdaning



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeminiTiger wrote:
bestteacher2012 wrote:
How about just decline any position from a province or city that has the requirement of applying for a Z visa in one's home country. Then hopefully they will loosen the rules back to how they use to be.


How about not come over until you have a z-visa like your supposed to?
I did it twice, if I can manage so can anyone Smile


Well, besides the people who may already be in country (nothing wrong with that), there are also people who are coming from a country that is not their home country. If I was working in, say, Vietnam, why would I want to fly back to the US just to apply for a visa to work in China? I am already right next to China, that is a waste (time/money/energy/passport space/etc).
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wasabi



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: re Reply with quote

I'm leaving Korea in a week and don't want to fly to the USA.

What is the latest on the best way to get a Z visa?

1. send passport to visa agent in my home country(US)

or

2. go to Bangkok and get it through a visa agent in Bangkok
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