唐人社区-北美华人论坛-外国人在中国版-Changing jobs BEFORE I start...|
Hi folks! I have a weird question I'm hoping the brilliant folks in this group can help me with: I was just about to move to Shenzhen next week to start a job teaching English when I was headhunted by another agency doing a job that is more in line with my degree and career aspirations in Shenzhen as well. My passport literally arrived this morning with the z visa sticker in it. I haven't signed a contract with the English teaching job (as that is something they have you do upon arrival), so I'm under no obligation to them, but we have gone through the process of securing a Z visa. My question is: I want to take this other job, how do I go about switching my Z visa to the new job? I have asked this question to a few folks, and I have heard that I need to get a "release letter" from my previous employer to give to the new employer. I have also heard that the Z visa isn't necessarily tied to the company and since I am still stateside, once I would get to China and start with the new company, when they apply for my residence permit and all of that, I should be ok with the release letter and the company presenting the proper paperwork saying they are able to employ foreigners, etc. Does this sound right? has anyone ever heard of or been in this sort of situation? Is there a website or some place I can be directed to that has up to date information about how to do this? My new company is researching what needs to be done, but I am a bit of an eager beaver and want to do some research myself. Any tips would be appreciated!