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Working in China: How to transform F-Visa into Z-Visa?


My relation with the Chinese administration has just started in France when I got my F-Visa couple of weeks ago to land in China and start a new activity. I need now to convert it to be allowed to stay more than one month. I request a new level of accreditation, the Z-Visa, to stay and work permanently in this country.

My company prevented me before my departure and asked me to prepare administrative paperwork.

To help my readers who are potentially the next expats, I give you below the full list of documents that Chinese government requests:

  • Passport with one year validity period (more…)

Todo list – things to prepare before starting an expat life…


My expat life will start soon. My departure to Beijing is now scheduled in 3 months. Time will move really fast and latest days before boarding into the plane will be intense.

In order to forget only few things when I will leave, I try to create a ToDo list and follow their status (done / on-going / to do). Find below the major points that I already write on this list :

  • Find a new job in China : done
  • Leave my current job : on-going
  • Book the plane ticket : done (more…)
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