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City in the business of helping returnees

ENTREPRENEUR Wang Hongtao admits that financial worries caused him sleepless nights when he was trying to get his fledgling industrial coatings company off the ground in Shanghai almost 10 years ago, ...

October 20, 2014, Monday

UK offering 24-hour ‘super-priority’ visa service from next month

A 24-hour “super-priority” visa service will be available to visitors applying in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou from August 11, the British embassy in Beijing said yesterday. British immigration minister ...

July 29, 2014, Tuesday

US consulate says it's business as usual with visa applications

The United States consulate in Shanghai said yesterday that it’s continuing to accept visa applications, despite ongoing technical problems in the US with processing. It had earlier been reported that ...

July 29, 2014, Tuesday

Fast-track through customs

FOREIGNERS who have a Chinese permanent residence card and their passport can pass through customs formalities unattended from this week, using a machine which can identify fingerprints, local exit-entry ...

July 29, 2014, Tuesday

Long-term permit for Hongqiao zone expats

FOREIGN staff with expertise who work in the Hongqiao Business Zone can get city residence permits for at least three years under a new initiative. Among foreign professionals, general managers can apply ...

July 10, 2014, Thursday

Visa-free stay scheme for cruise passengers

CRUISE ship passengers docking in Shanghai could soon be allowed a 72-hour visa-free stay, the city’s tourism administration said yesterday.Tourism authorities hope a visa-free scheme will give a boost ...

January 15, 2014, Wednesday

15,000 visit city under visa-free scheme

More than 15,000 foreign visitors have taken advantage of a scheme launched last year offering 72-hour visa-free stays in the city for international transit passengers from 45 countries.The largest number ...

January 9, 2014, Thursday

Expats can use web for permit extensions

Expatriates can apply for resident permit extensions online as part of five new services, the Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration said.Starting on January 2, foreigners can submit an online application ...

December 30, 2013, Monday

How to apply for a foreigner employment permit

Requirements:1. Applicants should be in good health with no infectious diseases such as leprosy, AIDS, STDs or pulmonary tuberculosis. They should also have no other disease according to specific job ...

December 23, 2013, Monday

Job center focuses on helping expatriates

Moving your entire life to a foreign country can be hard. Finding housing, schools, medical care, not to mention a decent job, are just a few of the hurdles expatriates face. Now China hopes to entice ...

December 23, 2013, Monday


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