If you want to get a Z visa, you need to get a special medical test. I came across this online and thought it would be useful for people to know:
CHINA Health Record Instructions:
1. Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (BG-14)
2. AIDS Testing Report
3. Syphilis Testing Report
You will need to set up an appointment with a physician or public health clinic for a physical examination; Chinese authorities may consider your health record to be outdated if your examination is more than six months old. You will also need to make arrangements for an HIV test and a syphilis test either through your doctor or through a clinic. Finally, attach a passport photo of yourself where it is indicated on the health record.
You will need to have an AIDS test and a syphilis test. If at all possible, try to get the original lab test results as many doctor’s offices like to keep the original and give you the copy. Both the forms (see AIDS Testing Report.doc & Syphilis Testing Report.doc) and the lab results need to be stamped and signed. Children under 12 do not need an AIDS and syphilis test. However, a letter from your doctor (or their pediatrician) on the doctor's letterhead--indicating that it is reasonable to assume the child is negative since the parents’ results are negative--would be wise.
The doctor needs to use a stamp, e.g., an office stamp, in addition to her/his signature, on every page of all the forms. Also the forms may be rejected if they do not have an office stamp where it says “official stamp” on the bottom of the second page.
The Chest X-ray and ECG on the last page of the health report is needed. If true ask the doctor to write "no sign of Tuberculosis evident" or similar comment in the Chest x-ray exam box if this is the case. You should bring the original x-ray and ECG results, if possible.
The authorities only accept the original "Physical Examination Record for Foreigner". It is strongly suggested that you photocopy the two single-sided pages of the BG-14 onto one double-sided document BEFORE having the doctor fill it out.
Make a photocopy of the results of your exam—including all lab results—for your records to keep at home. You will need to scan and email or fax a copy of all of these forms to the school. KEEP the ORIGINALS and bring them with you to China.
You can also get your tests done in China at various medical clinics who specialize in doing the tests for foreigners needing their Z visas. Usually, the whole wack of tests cost a little over 700 RMB and it takes a week to get your results. So plan accordingly.
[Last edited by tumbleweed on 17-Oct-2011 15:54]