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Link your international bank card to Alipay!!

Source: Alipay I appreciate the efforts that the Chinese government is making for the tourists. After all, imagine tourists who want to pay by cash but various establishments cannot provide change due to the lack of local residents paying by cash. For example, I would not be surprised if food vendors at China International Import

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Online residence registration with the police now available!

Online self-service residence registration with the police now live!! We are all familiar with the law that mandates all foreigners to register their residence within 24hours of arrival at a police station. This causes headaches for both expats and foreign tourists that may result in penalties. (If you stay in hotels, then you’re fine. The

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Work days & weekend switch-a-roo China International Import Expo 2019

China International Import Expo 2019’s Workday and Weekends Switcharoo for Shanghai Residents Have you seen more police, flowers, quick roadside work or paint jobs on the streets of Shanghai recently?  That’s because it’s that time of year when the government wants us off the streets and clear the way for visitors from people from all

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Pudong Airport Bus to Downtown Routes, Schedules and Pricing

Buses from Pudong International Airport to Downtown Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport & Railway Station There are airport buses leaving from Pudong International airport to a few locations in the city including Jing’an Temple, as well as Disney, Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station. If you have a connecting flight at Hongqiao T2 or Hongqiao Railway Station

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Recycling in Shanghai

Recycling in Shanghai It’s about time. Starting July 1st, 2019, Shanghai has introduced the regulations on household trash sorting. You will be charged penalty fees if you do not sort your trash properly.  Here are some infographics that can assist you in your trash sorting success.  (I don’t own any of these infographics. Simply re-sharing

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Switching companies and work permit

Switching companies and work permit From a very top-level, the process is as follows: your current employer needs to cancel your work permit your new employer needs to apply for your new work permit apply for your new residence permit The process should be less time-consuming than your first time getting your work permit. This

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Where to ask questions related to visa at Shanghai Exit-Entry Bureau

Where to ask questions If you have any questions regarding the visa application process – i.e. see which documents you need, confirm if you have the right documents or ask questions specific to your unique situation – you can go to the “inquiry”(should be “enquiry”) booths #15-17. They don’t take any submissions. They are there

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How to apply for a residence permit in Shanghai

How to apply for a residence permit in Shanghai ** Work Permit and Residence Permit are different things. If you do not have your work permit yet, you need to do that first. See how to apply for a work permit or work visa in Shanghai. ** Residence Permit – Required Documents Registration Form of Temporary Residence

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How to apply for a work permit or work visa in Shanghai

Shanghai Work Visa / Work Permit Application Process Most people confuse the standard process for work permit application and what it looks like. To start off, you need to understand there are two permits involved: a work permit and a residence permit. Work Permit It used to be a red book with a few pages.

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