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BIG Changes for Foreigners – Visas, Residents Permit & More!

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On October 28, 2020, the first One-Stop Government Service for Foreign Talents was established in Shuangliu District, Chengdu City, which covers all stages of entry, on-boarding and employment of foreign personnel, including the extension and renewal of visa.

Six Aspects of Services

Per the Chengdu Municipal Government, the one-stop government service platform was set up to provide a more relaxed environment and greater convenience for expats working and living in China. Thus, six categories of services will be provided here, namely exit-entry management, remuneration package, social security, business registration agents, life and exclusive services, where the details are given below.

Services on Exit-Entry Management 

  • Renewal and extension of ordinary visa for foreigners;
  • Issuance, renewal and extension of residence permits for foreigners (excluding permanent residence);
  • Issuance of stay permit for foreigners;
  • Registration and credit rating of foreign-related units.

Services on Remuneration Package

  • Consultation on tax laws and regulations;
  • Personal tax declaration & tax payment consultation;
  • Personal Tax Refund consultation.

Services on Social Security

  • Consultation on social security policy;
  • Handling of social security business.

Services on Business Registration Agent

  • Business start-up registration;
  • Stock rights change;
  • Application for industry licensing;
  • Registration and protection of intellectual property rights.

Life Services 

  • Foreign-related legal protection;
  • Foreign commercial Insurance;
  • Accounting & auditing services;
  • Translation services;
  • Application for talent apartment;
  • Information of rental and sale houses;
  • Domestic service.

Exclusive Services

  • Employment guidance;
  • Entrepreneurship counseling;
  • Project incubation;
  • Financial service.

Address of One-Stop Government Service Platform
All the above-mentioned services are available at the following address.

English Address: No. 289, Wenxing section, Dajian Road, Shuangliu District, Chengdu City.

Chinese Address: 成都市双流区大件路文星路段289号


Per Chen Yu, head of the Foreign Student Management Department at Southwest Minzu University, this initiative is to provide foreigners with all-round services in life and study, and to show the process of Chengdu becoming an international city, so as to attract more expats to come and settle here.

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