Paige Zhou - visa officer

What do you do at EF?

I work to get our foreign teachers’ work permits and visas, helping teachers successfully go through the whole application process to let our teachers work and stay legally and safely in Chengdu.

Could you describe your average day?

I need to check emails to help teachers finish the whole legalization process and collect their documents for launching visa application, also I have to follow up all our foreign teachers’ work permits and visas expiration date to make sure them updated timely.

What’s your favourite thing about working for EF?

EF has a good work environment and help you with self-development. Here we have energetic  and excellent colleagues and you are always encouraged and supported by those lovely guys!

How long does it take you to apply for a new teacher’s work permit?

Usually it takes 7-12 days for me to apply a new teacher’s notification letters of work permit since I receive all the documents for application from this teacher. With the letters the new teacher are able to apply z visa. And after the new teacher land in China with z visa, it will take 15 working days  to get the work permit.