Visas Embasies & Consulates | Aston Recruiting
Visas Embasies & Consulates

While the title of this page is not very exciting, the information on it will hopefully be helpfull and informative for you.This page will contain some important information on how to apply for your visa, what kind of visa you will be applying for, where you need to apply and what you may need to apply. We have also added brief summaries on what the different visa codes are.

Before coming to China you will need to contact your local Chinese consulate. the consulates in some countries are organized similarly to the Chinese "Hukou" system. Not quite as indepth as it is in China but similar. If you are a resident of a certain city, state or province you could be required to apply for your visa at a certain consulate. We have tried to make it easier for you by creating pages that are country specific, each with their own pages for you refer to. You can find the links further down on the is page. You will also fine links to your embassy should you ever have a need to contact them. We have added a short FAQ list which should answer some of your initial questions below the consulate and embassy links.

Chinese Consulates World Wide

Australia Australian Flag
Canada Canadian Flag
New Zealand New Zealand Flag
Republic of Ireland Irish Flag
Republic of The Philippines Filipino Flag
Republic of South African South African Flag
UK and Nortern Ireland The Union Jack
United States of America The Stars & Stripes

Foreign Embassies in China

Australia Australian Flag
Canada Canadian Flag
New Zealand Consulates New Zealand Flag
Republic of Ireland Irish Flag
Republic of The Philippines Filipino Flag
Republic of South African South African Flag
UK and Northern Ireland The Union Jack
United States of America The Stars & Stripes

Why do I need to contact the consulate?

Well, because this is where you will be processing your visa to come in to China and to make sure you have found the correct consulate to process your visa application at.

What should I be asking the consulate?

First you need to find out what it is that you would need to apply for visa. We have supplied a basic list below of what you may need, but please be aware that each Chinese consulate has their own list of policies and differ from one to another, even if they are in the same country.

What will my Aston School provide me with to apply for my visa?

After you have been hired, the documents you have submitted to your recruiter will be sent to the school which you have been hired for to be processed with the local and provincial Chinese government. Once successfully processed, the government issues and invitation letter and Work permit which your school will courier to you. some consulates require a Foreign Experts Certificate. This certificate is usually processed once you have arrived in China. But if the consulate requires it, the school will need to provide it.

Will I need to do a medical check?

Most consulates require a medical check, some don't. It is best to check with your conulate. As every consular has there own application policies the local government for your school, your school office and Aston head office will not be able to comment on what the requirement is on any particualr consulate. The best would be to check with the consulat first.

How long is the visa processing time?

The visa processing time usually takes four working days but you can have it fast tracked over one day at a higher charge. Please enquire at your local consulate as to what the charges would be.

Can I apply for my visa outside of my home country?

Some Chinese provincial governments will allow this, but these days many don't. Some provinces that are able to provide invitation letters to applicants outside of their home country need to provide copies of certain documents.

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