What is the change? China is observing a three-day holiday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

What does the change mean? Government offices will be closed Sept. 3-5 and processing of work permits and residence permits will be suspended.

  • Implementation time frame: Sept. 3-5.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits, residence permits.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals applying for services at immigration, public security and other government offices in China.
  • Impact on processing times: Applicants should anticipate a three-day delay and plan accordingly.
  • Next steps: To avoid delays, time-sensitive applications should be filed before the holiday where possible.

BAL Analysis: Companies and foreign nationals should plan ahead for the holiday schedule.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group in China. For additional information, please contact

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