How to fill in the China Work (Z) Visa application form in America/ in 2020

Updated: Feb 26

How to fill in the China work visa application form in America in 2020


This article is the detailed guide of how to fill in the China Work visa application form for American candidates apply for the work visa.


After months of communication with our recruitment team, finally, you got your notification letter of work permit. Now, we are on the real final step of the work visa process. Thanks for your patience for such a long time.


If you are not one of our candidates yet, welcome to share our website with your friends, for the sake of our professionality ;)

The work visa application shall contain four steps:

1. Fill in the work visa application form online

2. Make an appointment

3. Submit your documents to the Chinese embassy

4. Get passport back with the work visa



Before filling the form, generally, you have got the notification letter of your work permit, as well as the employment contract.


Make sure you have had that information about your employer:

1. Name of your employer

2. Address of your employer (As well as Province, City, District, PostalCode)

3. Phone number of your employer

4. The email address of your employer (You could also give mine: anatole@wooktalent.com)


If some information is missing, welcome to contact us via Wechat or Skype.


Now you are sitting in front of your laptop, I suggest you put your passport on the desk as well or at least have a photo of your passport information page on your laptop. Also, prepare an ID photo with white background, if you don’t have it yet, take a selfie and send to us via Wechat or Skype, we will photoshop it into an ID photo.


Everything prepared, let’s begin!


Download the Application Form


You could download it from the embassy website, you could also click here to download.

Open it via the Chrome Browser, let's start filling in.


- Except for the signature at the end of the form, it requires TYPING, handwriting is not acceptable

- TYPING with CAPITAL LETTER

Part 1: Personal Information


1.9 Local ID/ Citizenship number: It can be the number of your driver license

1.10 Passport/Travel document type: Ordinary


1.15 Current occupation(s): both "Company employee" or "Unemployed" are ok

1.16 Education: an ancient translation confusion here, Postgraduate means Master degree, College means Bachelor degree

1.17 Employer/School: here, you could fill in the name of your employer in China, or the name of your previous employer in the US. If you are a fresh graduate, fill in the name of your university.


When you fill in the phone number in this section, if you are filling a Chinese phone number, it reminds you the input value is too long, just type as long as you can, and add the rest number by handwriting after printing out the form. This is a traditional bug, the officers in the Chinese embassy understand it very well.

Part 2: Travel Information


2.1 Major purpose of your visit: Work

2.2 Intended number of entries: One entry valid for 3 months from the date of issue


2.4 Expected date of your first entry into China on this trip (yyyy-mm-dd):

At least 7 days after you submit the documents to the Chinese embassy.

Example: Tom plans to go to the embassy on 23rd March 2020, so the earliest date he could filling in is 1st April 2020.

2.5 Longest intended stay in China among all entries: 365 days or 30 days

2.6 Itinerary in China: Since you are applying for a work visa, the itinerary doesn't need to be in detail. Just fill in, the expected date you arrive at the airport, you go to the school, after 1 year you leave China.

2.7 Who will pay for your travel and expenses during your stay in China?: MYSELF

Even it’s the school who buy the flight tickets and arrange the hotels for you, filling in ”self” as well, because the other answers may require lots of other documents, which will make the process slower.

2.8 Information of inviter in China: Here, fill in the information of your employer in China


Part 3: Other Information


3.1 to 3.7: If you can be recruited as an ESL teacher, generally NO for all the answers.

3.8: If someone else travels and shares the same passport with the applicant, please affix their photos and give their information below.

It's for children who don't hold a passport but will travel with you.


Part 4: Declaration & Signature

Here, just need to fill in a date


Print the form, Stick a Photo, Sign

Click on this button to print the form you have filled.


If you have a printer in your home, you could print it directly:

Click on fit to page, to make sure the scale is good.


If you don't have a printer in your home, click on "Change" here:

Choose "Save as PDF"

Then click on "Save". You could save the PDF on your computer, and print it later.


After saving, the PDF shall look like that:

Print it out, sign your signature on the last page.


For the photo, please stick a profile photo on the first page.

Photo requirements: https://www.wooktalent.com/post/photo-requirements-for-china-work-visa-application


Link of the Chinese embassies in different cities


Chinese embassy Washington D.C.

For states: Washington DC, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming


Chinese embassy New York

For states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont


Chinese embassy Chicago

For states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin


Chinese embassy San Francisco

For states: Alaska, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington


Chinese embassy Los Angeles

For states: Arizona, Southern California, Hawai, New Mexico, Pacific Islands


Chinese embassy Houston:

For states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas


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