Shenzhen is rolling out the welcome mat for foreigners, in its own way. As a statement from the city government explains: “In order to improve the mobility of talents and optimize the business environment in Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration will be stationed at the 32-35 window of the Shenzhen Administrative Service Hall starting from June 3, along with the Shenzhen Foreign Experts Bureau, the Shenzhen Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, and the Shenzhen Hong Kong and Macao Office, to provide one-stop services for entry and exit approval for overseas personnel.”
What this means is less time spent standing in line for documents to be processed and approved. Which, as anyone who has been through it will tell you, is a godsend. Services covered include: 1) Application, extension, renewal, and replacement of the residence permit for foreigners working in the city; 2) Application, extension, replacement, and replacement of the residence permit (for the family members of the foreigners employed); 3) Application for “humanitarian” document if the residency of an employed foreigner and his/her family members have been terminated.
Got all that? It’s still at the same big building in Futian with the roof that looks like a manta ray, aka the Civic Center. Just go to Windows 32-35. And smile.
Read more (in Chinese).