Apr 07, 2022
In General Discussions
The contracts are basically just tools for you to use as leverage after arriving in the job. Having said this, most jobs do honor their contracts because they want Email Database to keep their teachers as happy as possible, so don't let it worry you too much. The Visa Besides your typical tourist (L) visa there are 2 other types of visas you should be concerned with when it comes to teaching in China. The business (F) visa and the working (Z) visa. Technically the only visa that it is legal to work in China with is the Z working visa. About a year ago it was Email Database well known that you can get one a working visa without a degree, even a TESOL certificate would be enough, but Email Database recently however it's been getting more and more difficult, and now it appears a 4 year degree is necessary to get one. Even with this requirement I know it's still possible to get a Z working visa without a degree, but this is usually only possible for schools with an 'inside connection' and a bit of extra money to pay. While the Z visa is the only legal visa for working in China, about half the teacher I've met instead work with an F business visa. The reason for this is that F visas are far easier for schools to get and have basically no requirements to meet for their Email Database issuance. In my time in China I've only met 1 teacher that had to leave his job because of trouble with the police while teaching on a business visa... as the police usually don't bother with such matters but it's still a risk and will sometimes limit the schools you can work at to those in smaller cities.