United kingdom

Step 1

Background check

You can apply for a background check at either a local police station or via the GOV.UK. Please be aware to choose the right area of your location if you are going to order a Basic Disclosure (DBS) online.

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 confirmation.


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

  2. Certify your documents by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).

  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 us. We will help you apply for the Work Permit in mainland China.

Step 4

Z work visa

Please book the visa appointment with your local Chinese Embassy via the online portal.


Alternatively, you can use the postal service for your visa application in the UK.