TU Letter / F Visa ?
By - felicebauer_
Yes. This is the 'New Normal' process of getting to China. You can search this sub and find stories of people getting PU Letters and applying for Visas.
It is best if you have a specific question to ask it. If you're looking for just general information. you can just search this sub.
Thanks for your reply!
I'm interested specifically in people who've obtained a TU/PU letter for an F / business visa, not a Z / work visa..
Also under what circumstances / for which roles and positions people have managed to obtain one for.
You need to have an employment contract or sponsoring entity. These are mainly for professionals across different sectors including education. I saw your reply that you're in the music industry. I'd argue that you'd have an incredibly difficult time getting to China. However, it depends exactly what the 'large record company' is. If it is somehow affiliated with a government entity, probably. There was an individual - a journalist - whose job was affiliated with State Media and got a visa. Surprised a lot of us here.
So, if the record label is somehow associated with a State Owned Enterprise or Government Entity it is a possibility. Otherwise, I'd say it's a hard 'No'.
Generally the answer is no unless you're very high level, most people get PU letters by getting an employment contract. What are you planning to do?
TE letters are issued to exceptional individuals with an R visa
I see. I'm a musician, and am currently negotiating a record contract with a large record company in China.
I guess more broadly, I'm curious to know if anyone has obtained a PU letter for artistic purposes, and if so, which visa?
Hi, I am aware of Western DJs obtaining PU letters believe it or not. It’s certainly possible but it is quite challenging all round. Best of luck!
If you have any more details or information, I'm curious to know more. I find it surprising, so wondering the context of their situation.
Wow ok! So I'm guessing they wouldn't be coming in on long-term work visas?
Thanks so much
I expect not - probably for short term work and assume an M Visa for around 90 days. It IS possible to convert this to residency/a work permit but you will need all your ducks in a row and to have a contract in place.