Asked by Mr.Green from Ireland | May. 08, 2011 10:56
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Visa details for UK passport holders living in Ireland

My wife and I are interested in traveling to China together and teaching English there for about 6 months, but possibly for 7 or 8 months, from August 2011. Is it best to apply for a 6 month visa and then, if we decide to try to stay longer, to apply locally for an extension visa, or should we apply for a longer visa at the start, just in case? If we want to work as English teachers in China do we need to get a special working visa?

We both have UK passports but have lived in the republic of Ireland for 30 years. Can we apply for a visa through Dublin? What documents would you require please? We don't have any special forms authorizing us to work here, as they are not needed.

On some of the forms I think I read that we must buy return flights before we can obtain our visas. How would this work if we wish to return by train via Moscow? Can we buy a single flight to get to China and then later buy our train ticket in China for the return journey?
Thank you

Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Boey | May. 15, 2011 22:17
Hi, you would better apply for a 6 month work visa first and then apply for an extension visa if you would like to stay longer. You can go to the Chinese embassy, consulates or other diplomatic missions at Dublin in person for visa application. As for the application form and other details, you can visit the following page for reference:
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