We are all familiar with the law that mandates all foreigners to register their residence within 24 hours of arrival in China.You must check in at the police station or hotel. This is a headaches for both foreigners and foreign tourists, who may be penalized for any indiscretions.
Notice from the Shanghai Public Security Bureau,You no longer have to register at the police station anymore!
Shanghai launched a self-service resident registration system to help streamline this process. Now all foreign tourists and expats staying in Shanghai can simply declare their information and place of residence online. Please note, this is only applies to foreigners in Shanghai.
This is the most user-friendly government site I have ever seen. The process seems very straightforward.
You can access the self-service registration website by copy and pasting this link:
Additionally, the new website's application processing time is reportedly around 15 minutes.
Old rules still apply
Expats with residence permits only need to register whenever they renew their residence permits(or move to a new address). Others would still need to register each time they enter the country. Others include tourist visas, business visas, and family visas.
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