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David Thyne

Living in Shanghai, from USA

"At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me."

Diana Anhaus-Brey

Living in Shanghai, from Germany

"It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Shanghai

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Shanghai expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Shanghai
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Enjoy living and working in Shanghai

Are you an expat living in Shanghai? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the Chinese aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺWhere can I take a crash course in Chinese writing?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for international hospitals in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in Shanghai can take you hours. However, by using our Shanghai expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to Shanghai. Beginning with travel and accommodation to tips about administration & finance - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in Shanghai.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Shanghai? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Dubai or move to Hong Kong!

Shanghai Expat Locations

Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Restaurants & Nightlife

Middle Kingdom Life

Middle Kingdom Life

International Schools & Education

Moving Mandarin

Moving Mandarin

International Schools & Education

#1 Sweet Dental, Chinese (Mandarin, Shanghainese) and English spoken

#1 Sweet Dental, Chinese (Mandarin, Shanghainese) and English spoken

Expat Health Care

Zen Tea Space

Zen Tea Space

International Schools & Education

Live Bar

Live Bar

Restaurants & Nightlife

k1+3 rooftop cafe bar

k1+3 rooftop cafe bar

Restaurants & Nightlife

MandarinGarden

MandarinGarden

International Schools & Education

Information for the Expat Life in Shanghai

Are you looking for specific information, such as chambers of foreign trade in town or the American diplomatic missions in China? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for Shanghai, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in Shanghai. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our Shanghai expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations Shanghai and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Ni hao from our expats living and working in Shanghai.

To learn more about how to organize your expat life around the world, please read on in our guide section: From move to Amsterdam to moving to Barcelona, we have it covered.

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