Reporting a Lost Passport Just Got Easier for Expats in Shenzhen

By Ryan Gandolfo, August 22, 2018

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On August 20, Shenzhen’s Public Security Bureau announced four services related to foreigners that can now be completed online. 

The services that no longer require paper applications are:

  • Birth registration for a foreign baby born in China

  • Reporting a lost passport

  • Household registration for children of Chinese nationality born outside of the Chinese mainland

  • Cancellation of Shenzhen household registration (if the person legally obtains permanent residence in a foreign country, Hong Kong or Macao)

In order to complete these applications online, visit the ‘civic livelihood police platform’ at szga.gov.cn

Shenzhen has long been revered as a technological theme park and is known globally for its cornucopia of innovative ideas. The Public Security Bureau is also doing their part in attracting top foreign talent by making more immigration-related services hassle free.

While Shenzhen is still far behind the likes of Estonia, arguably the most digital-focused country in the world – offering a plethora of services from e-Health records to e-Residency applications, the former fishing village is eager to continue its high-sustained growth.

Here is a further breakdown of the new digital services as well as a before and after reform comparison.

[Cover image via Pixabay, Wikimedia]

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