CHINA: Expedited Permit Processing for Highly-Skilled Foreign Nationals in Shanghai

Expat Academy CHINA: Expedited Permit Processing for Highly-Skilled Foreign Nationals in Shanghai

Effective immediately, certain Category A (highly-skilled) applicants seeking permission to work in Shanghai can apply for their work and residence permits simultaneously under a new “single window” procedure, shaving several days off the processing time.

Under the standard process, work permit applicants whose online applications have been accepted must submit their supporting documents at the Shanghai Foreign Expert Bureau, which must verify the documents within ten days (in practice, this usually only takes two to three days for Category A applicants).

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Expat Academy CHINA: Expedited Permit Processing for Highly-Skilled Foreign Nationals in Shanghai

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