Residence Permit (for three years)

Ⅰ. Qualifications:

A foreigner can apply for the residence permit for three years under any of the following circumstances:

1. Staff member in the regional headquarters of a transnational corporation in Shanghai;

2. Middle-level manager in the enterprise with the registered capital of over US$ 30 million;

3. Person holding the Shanghai Residence Card B valid for three years.

The accompanying spouse, children under the age of 18 and parents of such personnel can apply at the same time for the Foreigner’s Residence Permit for the same period as such personnel.

II. Formalities:

1. Submitting the Foreigner Visa and Residence Permit Application Form completely filled up and one recent 2-inch half-length, bareheaded and full-faced photograph;

2. The original of the certificate of check-in in Shanghai (issued by the hotel or the police substation of the area where the lodging takes place);

3. Handing over the originals of the valid passport and visa for examination;

4. Submitting the original of the Health Certificate issued by Shanghai health quarantine department (15, Jinbang Road, Changning District);

5. Submitting the official letter of application of the unit;

6. Submitting the original and the copy of the official letter of Shanghai Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Commission or Shanghai People’s Government Foreign Affairs Office or the Shanghai Residence Card B;

7. Submitting the applicant’s written application;

8. Submitting the original and the copy of the Certificate of Approval of Enterprise, the Duplicate of Business License or the Representative Agency Registration Certificate and the organization code;

9. Persons from the general manager down (or F-type persons holding the Shanghai Residence Card B) should submit the originals of the Employment Credential and the Employment Registration Form; the foreign expert should submit the original of the Expert Certificate;

10. Submitting any of the following certificates conforming to the applicant’s identity and origin of application:

a. The personnel of the regional headquarters of transnational corporations in Shanghai should provide the original and the copy of the Certificate of Authentication issued by Shanghai Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Commission;

b. Submitting the original and the copy of the Shanghai Residence Card B valid for three years;

c. Submitting the original and the copy of the Letter of Appointment for department manager.

The accompanying family members of such kinds of personnel should provide the copy of the Family Relation Certificate and corresponding documents, besides their own valid passports and visas.

An applicant under the age of 18 or above the age of 70 or an applicant, who extends the Residence Permit within 3 months as of its expiration, can be exempted from submitting the Health Certificate.

The applicant under the age 18 or above the age of 70 should go through the formalities in person for the first application.

III. Business Hours and Place:

Monday-Saturday 9:00-17:00

Note: Credentials are handled alone on Saturday.

1500, Minsheng Road, Pudong New Area

IV. Time Limit of Handling and Winding Up a Case: Within 5 working days, if application documents are complete

V. Fee Standard: For details, see the Visa Fee Standard of Reciprocal Countries and Non-Reciprocal Countries, the State Development and Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance [J. J. G. (2003) No.392]

VI. Information Telephone: 28951900

VII. Supervision Telephone: 68547109