December 10, 2008


In Suzhou, the local HR must accompany applicants to the local Municipal offices when applying for residence or employment permits, as representation by local immigration 3rd parties is not allowed at the local authority level.


All Foreign Nationals in Shanghai who visited the Shanghai Public Security Bureau before the 1st of December 2008, need to reregister and obtain new Temporary Residence Registration forms.


Business Visas no longer require Official Invitation Letters. Work and Residence Permit applications require original degree documents as proof of education. Copies are not accepted.


Copies of original documents that have been translated and chopped by the employer will be acceptable to support Work and Residence Permit applications.


Original, legalized marriage and birth certificates are required for all Residence Permit applications.