How long can I stay in China on a tourist visa? I want to stay in Kunming for 3-4 months?
Normally, 30 days if you apply your tourist visa in China and you can exend it twice in China.
Once you get there and get a part time ESL job I suppose it can get extended as long as you are working.
You need a full time job with a company that is willing to sponsor you for the working visa.
If you are going to do this, you will find it easier if you get the job before you arrive in China, as you may be required to leave China again to secure your 'Z' work visa.
Not legal, but also done is to get a company who will sponsor you for an 'F' business visa. These are valid for upto 6 months. They may tell you your first stay is 60days max, but you can extend easily when here.
Very helpful, thanks for the info.