June 9, 2022

Authorities in Shanghai to Resume Normal Work of the Public Security Bureau

From the beginning of June 2022, Shanghai authorities will reopen and gradually resume the normal working of the Entry and exit Administration of the Public Security Bureau, as well as the district-level PSBs in Shanghai. These are the bureaus that manage the foreigner’s work and residence permit applications. Appointments at the exit-entry bureaus and the foreign expert bureaus must be made via the government online portal for visa submissions and verification of the original documents required for the work permit. Due to the high volume of applications and urgent requests at present, demand will be high for the limited number of appointments available.

Furthermore, from the June 6, 2022, the PU invitation letter will no longer be issued from most mainland Chinese cities for foreigners planning to work in China and apply for a Z-visa at the overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. This new policy applies to foreigners holding a valid Work Permit Notification letter, foreigners visiting relatives in China for reunion purposes and dependant spouse and children accompanying the foreign employee to China.

For further information on immigration in China, please contact the Sterling Lexicon immigration team.

Leanne Cottrell

Leanne Cottrell

As Head of Immigration with Sterling Lexicon, Leanne leads a team of specialists who are responsible for ensuring the entire immigration process is smooth and stress-free for clients, assignees and their accompanying family members. She brings over ten years of experience in strategic immigration management, planning and consultation to her role, and has cultivated invaluable knowledge and experience in processing countless global migration applications. As a trusted partner, she consults with clients on everything from policy considerations and cost or efficiency improvements, to the impact of opening offices in new locations. Leanne is a frequent presenter and author on global immigration topics and trends.

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