China – Shanghai Labor Bureau Closed for Training on New Immigration System

What has changed

Officials in Shanghai from all districts are required to participate in intensive training for the new immigration system schedule from Saturday May 27, 2017 to Friday June 30, 2017 as the government is targeting to complete the transition of all cases processing using the new system from July 1, 2017.

Hongkou District will stop accepting and processing applications beginning Saturday May 27, 2017 continuing through Friday June 2, 2017 for the training. Actual downtime is four (4) business days as there is a National Holiday from Saturday May 28, 2017 through Tuesday May 30, 2017.

The schedule for the other districts is not yet announced.

Who is affected?

  • All clients conducting business in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)

What you need to do

Planning ahead

  • Clients should anticipate delays in application submission, processing, and approval during this time. Please plan accordingly.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client