Step 1

Background check

You can apply for a background check at the Garda. It may take 30 days for processing.

step 2

documents certifying

Usually there are three documents required to be certified, Degree Certificate, Criminal Record Check and TEFL/TESOL certificate. If you consider yourself to be qualified for TEFL exemption, please kindly provide us with supplementary documents, e.g. reference letter, teaching certification etc. for



  1. Have your documents certified by a solicitor or notary public.

  2. Certify your documents by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  3. Get your documents authenticated by the local Chinese Embassy.

step 3

Work permit acquiring

The Work Permit is a legal document from the foreign expert supervision department of the employer. This document means the holder has the legal right to work in China as a foreign expert. It also allows the holder to apply for a ‘Z’ visa and residence permit. Applications for a Work Permit can only be submitted by the employer in the mainland China.

Once all your documents are ready, please email the clearly scanned version to your employer. They will help you apply for the Work Permit in the mainland China.

Step 4

Z work visa

There are two ways for submitting your visa application in Ireland. You can either book a visa appointment with your local Chinese Embassy via the online portal or use postal

service for your visa application.