Shanghai streamlines visa process

Expatriates in Shanghai are finding it easier to renew their visas and apply for permanent residence permits after a set of new policies came into effect earlier this month.

Foreign student gets first new work permit

Shanghai has approved the first work permit for an international student who has just graduated, initiating the city's new policy aimed at attracting and retaining global talent.

Visitors from overseas to get refunds

New policy designed to boost spending on well-known brands will cover purchases made by tourists nationwide.

Loss of Foreign Passport

Guidance for foreigner who lost the passport in Shanghai.


Frequently asked questions on studying in Shanghai

Residence permit for foreign students in China

For the first application, the applicant must apply in person but, for the second application, the applicant’s school or a family member can apply on behalf of the applicant.

Amendment of residence permit details

If you change your purpose of residence, your passport number or if there is a change regarding another person included in your residence permit, you should apply to the residence permit issuing authority for a new residence permit within 10 days.

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