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Z visa
2017/09/08
Issued to those who intend to work in China.
 
1. Basic Documents
(1) Passport:
Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.
(2) Visa Application Form and Photo:
One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light white background attached
(3) For non-Swiss citizen, copy of residence permit (B, C,G,L) or certificate of study or work in Switzerland.
(4) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizens who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)
If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.
If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)
 
2. Supporting Documents
One of the following documents:
(1) Foreigners Employment Permit of the People's Republic of China issued by Chinese government authorities for Human Resources and Social Security.
(2) Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts.
(3) Notification of the permission for Foreigners Working in China
(4) Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;
(5) Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries (regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration.
(6) Employee Hiring confirmation letter from Foreigner culture center.
(7) An approval document for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs.
(8) Verbal note from the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the sending country or the Embassy / General Consulate in China.
 
We kindly remind you that:
Holders of Z Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits
 
3. Special Reminder
(1) All documents should be printed out or photocopied on A4 size white paper.
(2) The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the consular officer may require the applicant to submit the original of the invitation letter.
(3) If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.
(4) The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant.
 
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