Anyone and everyone that enters China will need a visa. If you are planning to be in China as a teacher, you'll in most cases need a work visa (otherwise known as Z visa). The flaming hoops and red tape involved in the process of obtaining a Z visa can be slightly daunting. You should always work directly with the staff at your assigned school if you have any questions regarding visas. The staff at your school will know the particulars regarding local regulations and issues that the central office or our overseas recruiting offices may not know about.
Our teachers are responsible for all visa fees outside of China. Within China, Aston pays for our teachers' work residency processing, registration, and the in-China medical exam.
Other Visa Service Sites
If you need to get a visa and cannot go yourself, you can also use a visa service. Please be warned that Aston cannot guarantee the reliability of any of these visa services. Make sure you are very clear with any of them on the nature of your visa. You don't want them getting you a 30 day tourist visa when you require a work visa. Always double check.
If you are in the US try:
Changzhi A plus
8 to 10K RMB p/m
Clean with good air quality most of the year. It’s ranked as having the cleanest air in most of Shanxi. The kind and friendly locals live a relaxed life at a slow pace, a welcome break from most of the frantic, big cities of China. The people of Changzhi are still relatively new to foreigners in China, so you would find a few curious onlookers giving you a stare or trying to initiate a conversation to learn more about you. Changzhi is conveniently connected to just about every city in China through bus, rail or air. Locally, the cities public transport network is also very well developed, so getting around town will be a breeze.
- Contract: 28 hour 12 Month
- Pay: 8 to 10K RMB per month depends on exp
- Housing: Free, Single
Shanxi Province, on China Daily
"Changzhi" on Flickr
"Changzhi" on YouTube