Different CV from previous visa application, unable to get new work visa?

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Steve asked 4 years ago

I am in a pretty tough situation currently which I hope can be resolved.
I’m currently on an L visa on which I need to exit in the first week of July. However, I am currently going through the process of getting my work visa. I have all the necessary documents ready to be submitted. I’ve also had another work visa before, which expired at the beginning of 2019.
Apparently, when submitting the online application, the work experience needs to match the work experience submitted in the original application, otherwise the application cannot be submitted. Is this correct, and is there any way around it other than needing to go back to Canada and getting a new passport? This would be impossible for me at the moment, however I have heard that this is my only option.
There are two problems with me providing the identical work history as the last application. One is, my CV has seen changes in the last few years and I am unsure exactly which version was submitted. The other, possibly bigger problem is that the company that applied for my Z visa while I was in Canada I believe added something extra to my CV in order to make the process run more smoothly. I am unable to get in contact with this company and so have no way of knowing what they added as my work history in the application.
So my question is, outside of needing to leave China and get a new passport (which I cannot do), are there any options available to me? Thanks for taking the time to read and answer this long and confusing question. Your help is much appreciated in my time of need.

1 Answers
smooth-administrator Staff answered 4 years ago

Hi Steve,
Unfortunately you’re out of options. The government has been taking foreigners’ work permit seriously and checking the authenticity of the documents more rigorously.
So you should continue trying to make contact with the company or agency that handled your work permit previously and try to find a copy of the CV that they submitted to the government.

The government will look closely at the job title, job description and the durations of each work experience. Your new job details should follow a logical career progression from the previous CV submitted to the government. 

You need to talk to someone who was involved in your previous application before, try to at least get a rough idea on the keywords used to describe the job description and job title, and then maybe hire a reputable visa agency to handle the application.
Good luck!

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