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again, not really an issue, more of an inquiry.

I read that you can get a 10-year long L-visa with multiple entries.

can I work part-time with this?

Does this mean I could go to china for 10 years without having to renew anything?

Do I need a residents permit?

What will I need to do (visa wise) if I find a full-time job?

many thanks

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Shelley

I think you can safely say that you can only work full or part time with correct visa.

 

Working is working - part time or full time.

 

If its a tourist visa that's it, all you can do is be a tourist.

 

I would go to the website of your country's embassy and find out the exact information you need.

 

I don't think you could get a residents permit unless you have a work or study visa.

 

This is all I know, its fairly basic, but it is what I have gleaned from the many visa topics here on the forums.

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Only Americans and Canadians can get those ten-year visas, and they come with a limited period of stay for each entry, usually 60 days.

And no, you're not supposed to be working on an L visa.

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Does this mean I could go to china for 10 years without having to renew anything?

 

Agree with 889. I have one of those (American passport.) Even though I no longer need a new visa each year, it's not terribly convenient in that I must exit China 出境 every 60 days for a new visa stamp 盖章。(I used to be able to exit and re-enter every 90 days, back when I had a one-year visa.)

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I've always used a Z-visa in the past, but I've also always had full-time jobs. The exception was when I was in university on a student visa, and worked part-time. 

I originally learned about the 10-year L-visa from a guy who has been using it for 8 years...while working. Do people do it often? Is it illegal? Is this an action that will get you deported & banned from the country? 

 

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"I originally learned about the 10-year L-visa from a guy who has been using it for 8 years..."

China didn't start issuing ten-year L visas until November, 2014, when they were first available to Americans.

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