Hi. I’m just a foreigner who is paying-it-forward. 

I was at the Shanghai Exit Entry Bureau to renew my visa for the 7th time. Lost and confused with new processes introduced from the last time I was there. I asked the receptionists “What question do you hate answering the most!?” They unanimously pointed at the 4-step submission process diagram neatly hidden under the glass surface of their reception desk. I asked, “Why not display this in vertical standing placard or on a standing banner?” Because it destroys the “visual aesthetics” of the space. lol. So this site was born! 

Hopefully, with this site, I can help the constant stream of visitors who get lost settling in Shanghai – visa-related issues being the most common. In doing so, I believe I am saving countless hours of aggregated time for not only you guys but also the staff!! I do not work at the Shanghai Exit Entry Bureau nor with any government entity. 

Here’s how you can also pay-it-foward for fellow expats. If you have:

  • any advice or information on this site that needs updating 
  • any advice or information that would help others settle/assimilate into Shanghai life quicker or faster

then please shoot me an email [email protected]. I can’t guarantee a speedy response but I will try to check this email regularly. I will not respond to emails with questions that can be asked on the Q&A forum. 

I also need to ask you a favor. 

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