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What is the change? Shanghai officials have eased procedures for Category A work permit applicants.
What does the change mean? Category A work permit applicants can now submit both work permit and residence permit applications at the Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration Bureau. Previously, work permits had to be submitted to the Shanghai Foreign Experts Bureau, while residence permit applications were submitted separately to the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau.
Analysis & Comments: The change is welcome news as it will ease Category A work permit application procedures in Shanghai. In some cases, employers may be able to move up start dates because of faster end-to-end processing.
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