CHINA – Five-Year Visa and Residence Permit for Overseas Chinese

By Peregrine

Effective immediately, China’s Ministry of Public Security has introduced a new five-year multiple-entry visa and residence permit for individuals of Chinese descent living […]

CHINA – Talent Visa Rules and Benefits Clarified

By Peregrine

Effective 1 January 2018, new regulations for the “R Visa” for high-level talent allow multiple stays in China of up to 180 days […]

CHINA – Upcoming Change to Work Permit Renewal Deadline

By Peregrine

The State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA) has announced that, effective 28 February 2018, all work permit renewal applications nationwide will have […]

CHINA – Shanghai Exit-Entry Bureau – Planned Closure for System Upgrade

By Peregrine

The Shanghai Entry-Exit Expert Bureau will suspend all immigration applications between 22 and 25 December 2017, as the national immigration system undergoes an […]

PANAMA – Chinese Nationals No Longer Require Authorized Visas

By Peregrine

Effective 17 October 2017, Chinese nationals can enter Panama with a consular Stamped Visa, and no longer require an Authorized Visa.

Stamped Visas are […]

CHINA – Expedited Work Permit Process in Shanghai May Benefit Some Foreign Workers

By Peregrine

The Shanghai Foreign Expert Bureau is now accepting work permit applications from applicants classified as either Category A or B, and holding an […]