Mar 18

China Conference & Business Travel Forum & Fair 2019

Organized by Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration and Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, the China Conference & Business Travel Forum & Fair 2019 is designed to build up a platform for learning, exchanges and cooperation in the high-end MICE sector and is intended to explore the changes taking place in the meetings and tourism industry.

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Feb 20

CHINA: Five-Year Visa and Residence Permit for Overseas Chinese

Effective immediately, China’s Ministry of Public Security has introduced a new five-year multiple-entry visa and residence permit for individuals of Chinese descent living overseas. Previously, overseas ethnic Chinese could only obtain a visa valid for a maximum of one year. To qualify, candidates must have at least one parent, grandparent or unspecified ancestor who is […]

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Jan 26

CHINA: Talent Visa Rules and Benefits Clarified

Effective 1st January 2018, new regulations for the “R visa” for high-level talent allow multiple stays in China of up to 180 days at a time, with a validity of up to ten years, a streamlined online application system and reduced processing times. Who Qualifies? To obtain an R visa, applicants must qualify as Category […]

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Jan 08

CHINA: Relaxed Visa Rules for Top Talent

Effective 1st January 2018, new regulations for the “R Visa” for high-level talent allow multiple stays in China of up to 180 days at a time, with a validity of up to ten years, a streamlined online application system and reduced processing times. Who qualifies? Those qualifying as top talent include highly-qualified scientists, international entrepreneurs […]

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Dec 15

CHINA: Upcoming Change to Work Permit Renewal Deadline

The State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA) has announced that, effective 28th February 2018, all work permit renewal applications nationwide will have to be submitted at least 30 working days before the expiry date. Those who fail to comply with this new deadline will be denied renewal, and will have to apply for a […]

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Dec 14

CHINA: Shanghai Exit-Entry Bureau – Planned Closure for System Upgrade

The Shanghai Entry-Exit Expert Bureau will suspend all immigration applications between 22nd and 25th December 2017, as the national immigration system undergoes an upgrade. Please note: During this period, the Bureau will not accept any new or extension applications or issue any permits via its headquarters, branches, self-service spots, on-line service or WeChat. For already […]

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Mar 24

CHINA: New Work Permit Framework Implemented

From 1st April 2017, a new work permit framework will be introduced across China. The Shanghai Foreign Expert Bureau has announced that Shanghai will move to the new unified work permit system on 27th March 2017, earlier than the planned nationwide start date. Work permits will be split into three categories, and an online management […]

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