What you need to work in China
Are you considering a teaching career in China? Check out below the things you need to work in this amazing country!
Here is a list with more detail below:
120 hour online TEFL (minimum)
Criminal background check
Qualify for Z visa
Native speaker (advantage)
2 years work experience (in anything!)
Between the ages of 18-60
All documents to be authenticated. More on this here
A degree – in anything! Is an absolute must for teaching English in China.
You will need a 120 hour TEFL that can be authenticated in your country. Need to complete a TEFL? Find more information here!
- Criminal Background Check
You will need a criminal background check from your home country. You can apply online and generally depending on the country, receive this within 10 working days.
- Z Visa
To work in China legally, you need a Z visa. You will qualify for a Z visa if you have a Bachelor’s degree.
- Native Speaker (Advantage)
Schools want native speakers first and foremost. That doesn’t mean you won’t get a job as a non-native, but native speakers will be at an advantage.
- 2 Years of Work Experience
Your two years work experience again doesn’t have to be relevant – just two years in any field.
- Between the ages 18-60
This is the age range in which you can work legally in China. In some special cases, they will issue a visa if you are older.
You will need a passport to be able to travel out of your country.
- Authorising your Documents
All documents need to be notarised, apostilled and authenticated. How to do this will vary from country to country. More information can be found here.
This is a great start to all of the things you need to begin working in China! Contact us if you need more information or had any other questions.