Travel, Teach, Live in China
Mark -- 25 January 2005
How can I know which one is legal or illegal?
Can anyone tell me?
Can an illegal school hire a foreign teacher?
Watch! Avoid private schools!
Chunping Alex Wu <firstname.lastname@example.org> -- 25 January 2005
There is no ILLegal schools in China, but most of them might not be licensed. If not, it's not authorized to hire foreign teachers. Most of the illegals still ads for teachers but, by delaying the process. Once you taught a certain time for them, and they would fire you and get another for some other period of time.... Some even ask you if you wanted to have a contract or didn't matter, in a gesture that they could get a license for you, but actually they might not be able to.
Illegal Schools Link
liuzhou -- 26 January 2005
Any school which employs a foreign teacher without authorisation is breaking Chinese law and is therefore illegal!
To be certain, a legal school will be able to issue you with two documents BEFORE you arrive in China. These are required to obtain a legal working visa.
An employment permit from the Ministry of Labour or the State Bureau of Foreign Experts of China in addition to an invitation letter/fax from a Chinese governmental department or government-authorised company.
These entitle you to apply for a Z-visa
If the school says you don't need it, they are definitely lying.
If the school says to come on a tourist visa and they will sort it out when you arrive, they are probably lying.
Living in China: http://www.liuzhou.co.uk/china/index.htm