Born Too Late?
The latest rumor spreading across expat websites, blogs, and TEFL forums, like mass hysteria, purports that foreigners born after 1983 cannot receive a Z-visa! We ran this by two different provincial foreign affairs office officials and they haven’t heard a thing about it. If you otherwise meet the qualifications for a Z-visa, the fact that you are under the age of 25 is not a problem on the basis of what we were told. If we do receive additional information to the contrary, we’ll post it here but, for now, don’t cancel your plane reservations if you’ve already made them. You should take note that not one of these reports offers a citation to an authoritative source (and, by the way, that is often the best way to discern a myth from a fact when it comes to these types of rumors).