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Beijing brings new convenience to foreigners

Updated: Feb 3, 2023 By Du Juan Print
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Foreigners working in Beijing will have access to more convenient services as the Beijing Overseas Talents Center and the Exit and Entry Administration of the municipal Public Security Bureau undergo further upgrades.

On Wednesday, the simultaneous-handling of foreigners' applications for both work and residence permits service expanded to cover almost all foreigners working in Beijing. Processing time will be shortened to between five and seven working days.

Previously, the administration piloted improvements at five service centers. The effort was recognized and praised by foreign workers and their employers.

Based on the pilot, the service will be available simultaneously at 13 service windows in Beijing.

The city began test reforms in October 2020. It aims to support Beijing's efforts to develop an international technological innovation center and the so-called Two Zones.

Wang Songsong in Beijing contributed to this story.

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