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Forums > Study > L visa to work or study visa

@ Tigertiger it won’t just be a border run to get a Z-visa. It’s geberally a trip back to home country unless you’re lucky in HK but us read that’s not easy now.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Options for residence permit extension

Your current work permit would not need to change until it is renewed. You need to renew your passport & then transfer your resident permit into it. Then go to bank, etc to update accounts.

There is a 30-day “humanitarian” visa that can be issued at the end of your resident permit but it needs an empty page in your passport.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Foreigner’s work permit card

@michael2015. I’ve got Alipay & Wechat linked to my UK passport only using the actual passport number, no need for extra digits. I’ve never, from memory, linked/uploaded my resident permit when it has changed.

I agree he should contact Alipay customer services but the problems won’t be caused by what you suggested. Possibly an issue with linking bank card & passport. Sometimes bank staff add our names slightly differently to our passports. That then causes problems.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Foreigner’s work permit card

@ Kongming. No, the new work permit cards are useless.

You need to check what you’re entering wrong on Alipay. It’s fine with my (British) passport. Are you entering your name correctly?


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"Kunming was more recently thought to be in the hunt for a new Chinese Super League franchise. Rumors were rampant that European coaching legend Sven-Göran Eriksson was considered a front-runner to run the team, but nothing ever came from such efforts."

Sven is past it! He's done nothing in his time in China at GZ Fuli, SIPG or Shenzhen.

@Janjal, good point about 15 years old & marriage. What about these (combined) points:

"while the other two are working in another city. Their parents have promised the two children will return to school next semester."

"A kid working in the city can bring back 20,000 yuan [US$3,000] a year," an official at a county-level education bureau in Yunnan told local media in 2014"

So local officials are condoning children working illegally underage? First quote is more valid as it refers directly to this case! They know two of the kids are working illegally & havent dome anything about it except get "promises" from the parents that they'll send them back to school "next semester"!

"However, business owners such as Mr Zhao, who spent six million yuan (US$870,000) to open a guesthouse, worries about his livelihood and those of his employees. He blames government inaction and "hasty decisions" for the entire situation, saying:"

Well maybe if he'd built his guesthouse properly with connections to sewage, etc he wouldn't be in this position now...


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