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Q: When do you need to get a medical examination?

Everytime I've done a physical exam for China, it's been in China. A few weeks after you arrive, head down to the farthest hospital from where you live, go through the checklist, and you're all good. It seems this is for the residence permit and not the work visa.

 

My new job wants me to get it done now in my home country where I currently am, but 1) who knows if the government will accept these results and 2) it's drastically more expensive. Isn't this something you do a little later for the residence permit part?

 

My question is, can anyone find an officialish resource that says that it should be done "within 30 days of arriving" or something like that I could forward to them? Or are they right?

9 weeks 2 days ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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Your potential employer is right!

 

Purpose of the Medical exam before granting Z visa is to make sure, you won't be entering China in any abnormal and harmful to others condition.

Few days after your arrival to China, you'll be required to complete another ME ... 

If ME in China will be OK, you'll get 1-year Residence permit stamp into your book some 10-days afterwards.

 

Imagine, you're an employer, who can sponsor my entry and work in China, but after my arrival to China would be found I carry some sickness, which would prevent Chinese .gov to issue a Residence permit.

 

Rule is: Z visa should be converted into Residence permit in 30-days after the entry to China.  

 

 

So, my advice is:

"Complete ME in your home country and forward medical results to your employer".

Z visa grant will follow shortly afterwards. 

Employer is not wrong at their demand for the pre-arrival ME from your home country hospital.

 

 

icnif77:

https://www.visaforchina.cn/MTL2_EN/upload/file/20190906/08Checklist%20for%20Work%20Visa%20_Z-Visa_%20Application.pdf

Last paragraph:

"If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant."

 

It's safe to say, ME before entering China is Chinese Embassy's condition, not really your employer's.

 

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/revoke.htm

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Your potential employer is right!

 

Purpose of the Medical exam before granting Z visa is to make sure, you won't be entering China in any abnormal and harmful to others condition.

Few days after your arrival to China, you'll be required to complete another ME ... 

If ME in China will be OK, you'll get 1-year Residence permit stamp into your book some 10-days afterwards.

 

Imagine, you're an employer, who can sponsor my entry and work in China, but after my arrival to China would be found I carry some sickness, which would prevent Chinese .gov to issue a Residence permit.

 

Rule is: Z visa should be converted into Residence permit in 30-days after the entry to China.  

 

 

So, my advice is:

"Complete ME in your home country and forward medical results to your employer".

Z visa grant will follow shortly afterwards. 

Employer is not wrong at their demand for the pre-arrival ME from your home country hospital.

 

 

icnif77:

https://www.visaforchina.cn/MTL2_EN/upload/file/20190906/08Checklist%20for%20Work%20Visa%20_Z-Visa_%20Application.pdf

Last paragraph:

"If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant."

 

It's safe to say, ME before entering China is Chinese Embassy's condition, not really your employer's.

 

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/revoke.htm

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Well, doing a medical exam ahead of time wasn't actually necessary. I signed a promissary note stating that I was in good health and would do the result once I arrived in China. This was enough.

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