NEW ZEALAND 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 China, 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.
Authenticated by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy. You must bring your original degree to China with you.
A colour photocopy of either a Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree must be notarized by a notary in New Zealand, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), and finally authenticated by the Chinese embassy or consulate in New Zealand. The Chinese embassy will not accept black and white copies.
NON-CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Authenticated by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy. Less than 6 months old.
Your criminal background check must be signed by the issuing authority or notarized by a notary public in Australia, it needs to be authenticated by DFAT, and then authenticated by the Chinese embassy/consulate in New Zealand.
*120 HOUR (MINIMUM)
A notarized colour copy.
You must bring the original TEFL certificate with you to China.
A colour photocopy of your original paper TEFL certificate must be notarized by a notary in New Zealand. The Chinese embassy will not accept black and white copies.
*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
An original letter of reference that has either been signed by the manager/director or has an official seal of the company on it. The letter should be written on the 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 less than 6 months old
First page only (X-Ray, ECC, and blood tests not necessary, although it should still be signed on the back). Form should by signed by a physician and must have a stamp/seal from the hospital or clinic.
Minimum 1 year remaining validity
If your passport is brand new or you have previously held a Chinese work visa, you need to bring your old passports with you to China.
PASSPORT PHOTOS (MINIMUM 5)
You will likely have additional photos taken when you arrive in China, but extra copies are always recommended to have on hand.
Filled in and signed.