New zealand

Step 1

Background check

You can apply for a background check either through your local police station or through the Ministry of Justice.

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 Departments of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

  3. Get your documents authenticated by 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 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 New Zealand. You can book visa appointment with your local Chinese Embassy or use the postal service for your visa application.