Talent center in Shanghai to be upgraded

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2019-02-14

An upgraded version of the Shanghai Hongqiao One-stop Service Center of Overseas Talents will be built this year in Changning district to help improve efforts to attract outstanding talents from home and abroad.

The district's human resources bureau said that it is awaiting approval from the municipal authority to allow Chinese students who were educated overseas and are qualified to apply for a hukou, or permanent residency in the city, to be able to submit the necessary documents for a hukou application remotely rather than go to the municipal center.

Services at the center, including applications for foreigner and overseas talent residence permits in China, processing of entry and exit documents, and those related to high-level talent and overseas Chinese and residents from Taiwan, will also be enhanced, said Chen Xinhua, head of the bureau.

"The center currently requires an average of 1.6 days to complete a service, one of the most efficient in the country," he said.

The center in Changning was established in 2016 and is so far the only one of its kind in the country that integrates multiple government sector resources, including human resources, social security, public security and overseas Chinese affairs.

The center performs an average of 210 services every day.