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CANADIAN APPLICANTS

The first step of the Z visa process involves sending colour scans of the required documents to your placement company. Your assigned Visa Handler, as well as our team at Teach ESL Korea, will help guide you through this process. Once all your scans are received, your placement company will apply for the Notification of Work Permit letter at the China Foreign Experts Bureau on your behalf.

 

HIGHEST DEGREE

Colour Copy Authenticated by the Chinese Consulate / Embassy. 
Your original degree must also be brought to China

A colour photocopy of either a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree must be notarized by a notary in Canada, authenticated by either the Provincial Authentication Office or the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department, and then Authenticated by the Chinese embassy in Canada. The Chinese Embassy will not accept black and white copies. Ensure you get a colour copy authenticated.

NON-CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

Original Authenticated by the Chinese Consulate / Embassy. Must be less than six months old.

The original CRC must be authenticated by either the Provincial Authentication Office or the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department, and then Authenticated by the Chinese embassy / consulate in Canada. It doesn’t need to be notarized by a local notary as long as it was issued by the 1200 Vanier Parkway address in Ottawa.

*120 HOUR (MINIMUM) TEFL CERTIFICATE

A notarized colour copy. 
Your original TEFL Certificate must also be brought to China

A colour photocopy of your original paper TEFL certificate must be notarized by a notary in Canada. The Chinese Embassy will not accept black and white copies. Ensure you get a colour copy authenticated. This can be omitted if 2 years teaching experience can be proven. Check with your placement company if the proof you can provide is sufficient.

*Applicants who have 2 years teaching experience, can provide letters of reference instead. Check with your placement company if your experience qualifies.

*REFERENCE LETTER/PROOF OF WORK EXPERIENCE

Original Letter

An original letter of reference that has either been signed by the manager / director or has an official seal of the company on it. It should also be on the company or school's official letterhead.

*Applicants who do not have the relevant experience, must complete a minimum 120 hour TEFL course. Check with your placement company if your experience qualifies.

FOREIGNER PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM

Original and must be less than six months old.

First page only (X-ray, ECC, and blood tests not necessary although it should still be signed on the back). Form should be signed by the physician and have a stamp / seal from the hospital.

PASSPORT

Original

If your passport is brand new or you have previously held a Chinese work visa you need to bring your previous passports.

PASSPORT PHOTO (MINIMUM 5)

Originals

You will likely have additional photos taken when you arrive in China, but the more you have the better.

APPLICATION FORM

Original

Filled in and signed.

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