The Shanghai police has sent out a reminder of its warning to foreigners without work visas not to look for employment in the city. If found out, you’ll be fined and deported, they said.
Via Shanghai Daily:
The Exit-Entry Administration Bureau of Shanghai police said yesterday that they had found some foreigners with travel visas illegally working as English teachers in the city’s language institutions.
“We’ll crack down on the illegal working of foreigners in Shanghai, as always,” an officer surnamed Li said yesterday.
The bureau did not say how widespread the problem of illegal employment of foreigners is, but it’s known that the city’s expat population is growing quickly.
In a recent case, a 19-year-old man from the United Kingdom visiting Shanghai on a travel visa was caught by the police while teaching English to Chinese children in a local foreign language institution, police said.
Officers said the Briton looked very young and attracted their attention, so they checked his passport. The man said he was traveling from Britain and had no qualifications to teach, according to the police. He did not even go to college, police added.
Through the investigation, the institution was also found unqualified. The names of the man and the institution were not disclosed.
The police also added that if you want to teach in Shanghai, you’ll need to possess at least a bachelor’s, a TESOL/TEFL and at least two year’s of teaching experience before you can qualify for the “foreign expert certificate”. Yeah, right.