Foreigners in Shanghai Required to Renew Residence Certificates by November 30

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SHANGHAI, Nov. 17 – Shanghai’s exit-entry administration announced that foreign residents will need to renew their residence registration certificates at police stations by November 30.

The city is set to issue a new version of the certificate starting October 1. Residence registration certificates are necessary for applying, changing or extending visa and residence permits.

Foreign residents who switch addresses during their visa term are required to to submit their updated residence information at the Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration within 10 days after obtaining their certificates at the police station.

For more information, contact the hotline, 2895-1900, with English-speaking operators available on weekdays from 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5pm.

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