Notice from the Shanghai Public Security Bureau
We are all familiar with the law that mandates all foreigners to register their residence within 24hours of arrival at a police station. This causes headaches for both expats and foreign tourists that may result in penalties. (If you stay in hotels, then youre fine. The government requires hotels to register their foreign guests as part of the check-in process.)
You no longer have to register at the police station anymore!
Shanghai launched a self-service resident registration system to help streamline this process. Now all foreign tourists and expats staying in Shanghai can simply declare their information and place of residence online. Please note, this is only for Shanghai residents.