Dealing with police registration in Shanghai

Police registration has to be done within 24 hours of arriving in Shanghai, any tourist without a residence permit must register at a local police station to acquire a temporary residence permit. Go to the police station that matches your apartment, go in and you’ll see it takes a proximately 5 minutes, quick right?

You must bring:

  • Your passport and visa – the original and a copy.
  • A copy of the property ownership certificate
  • A copy of the landlord’s ID or passeport
  • Your lease  – the original and a copy.

Tips:
If you are staying at the hotel, lucky you the hotel lobby takes care of it!

If you want to know a little bit more about Shanghai have a look at our 2 articles:

  1. TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SHANGHAI
  2. TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE IN SHANGHAI