We received a call on Feb 22 afternoon, the inquiry was if he could apply for Residence Permit for Work AGAIN.
Q: What do you mean by “again”?
A: I had Residence Permit for Work which valid till Oct. 2019, but it was cancelled on Feb. 19.
A: I was caught by a police officer for "an inconvenient to disclose behavior" as quoted …
Q: Then do you have any valid visa or residence permit now?
A: They issued me a visa valid till Feb. 25 …
Q: Can I apply for Residence Permit for Work again after getting a visa in my home country and enter China?
A: Well, we are not sure … the cancellation of your Residence Permit means that you’d been you’d been blacklisted by the Immigration Authorities, and according to our knowledge you will not be allowed to apply for any kind of visa in the following 3 months at least. Even if you manage to come back to China again and submit an application for Residence Permit for Work, we would doubt the issuance of the permit …
Q: Then what should I do?! My work, my family …
This incident reminded me of an inquiry from a Japanese woman - she cancelled her Work Permit but was reluctant to cancel her Residence Permit for Work, because she thought she could stay in China for another 10 months with that, but soon she received a phone call from Immigration Authority reminding her her that she was supposed to cancel her Residence Permit too.
This incident is an obvious evidence that the Chinese Government has been strengthening punishment for illegal acts committed by foreigners gradually.
Nice Surprise for Early Birds!
Another Signal of Zero-Tolerance for Illegal Activities of Foreigners?
Another Expat Wronged by An Agency "Recognized by the Government"