I've been offered several positions to teach English in Shanghai. Unfortunately, as I am not a citizen of the US/UK/AUS/NZ/SA, the schools are unable to help me obtain a Z visa. (but want to hire me, as I am still a native speaker)
They have suggested I could come on a tourist visa and go back to Hong Kong to renew it every few months. But, as I am from a Schengen country, google tells me the tourist visa is only valid for two months, with a maximum stay of 30 days on Chinese soil, so this seems like a terrible plan.
Is there any other option for me? Like enrolling in language school and obtaining a student visa? Or am I just going to have to rule out this career path solely based on my nationality?
Thanks in advance for your help!