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  • China to allow visa-free entry for 6 nations

    Nov 27, 2023

    China will grant unilateral visa-free entry for up to 15 days to travelers holding ordinary passports of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

  • Visa-free transit extended to more visitors

    Nov 21, 2023

    China's 72-hour and 144-hour visa-free transit policies have been extended to visitors from 54 countries, with Norway being the latest addition to the list, an official from the National Immigration Administration said on Friday.

  • Step-by-step guide: Working in Shanghai

    Nov 16, 2023

    If you are already considering launching your career there, follow this concrete guide on work permits and visa applications.

  • Shanghai facilitates payments for expats

    Nov 7, 2023

    An additional 36,000 point of sale (POS) machines will be installed or upgraded in Shanghai to enhance its payment service and better serve the upcoming sixth China International Import Expo, said the local government.

  • China to further improve its visa policies

    Oct 30, 2023

    The Foreign Ministry said on Monday that China will continue to improve its visa policies and actively create more favorable conditions to boost cross-border travel.

  • Shanghai unveils handbook for expats

    Oct 7, 2023

    To attract more expats to Shanghai and help them better integrate into the city, municipal authorities on Thursday released a handbook, which explains local policies and provides service information for expatriates.

  • Shanghai makes marriage registration more convenient

    Sep 27, 2023

    Expats, residents from China's Hong Kong and Macao special administration regions and Taiwan, as well as overseas Chinese can register their marriage in Pudong district starting from the beginning of October if the hukou, or permanent household registration, of their partners is tied to the district, the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau announced on Monday.

  • Foreigners' ID card gets hi-tech revamp

    Sep 18, 2023

    A new version of the Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card will be officially launched and issued on Dec 1, incorporating new technology for better personal information protection and wider application scenarios, the National Immigration Administration said on Friday.


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