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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."

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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.

Of course, InterNations is active far beyond Shanghai. Please feel free to explore our expatriate guide on working in Dubai or move to Hong Kong.

Shanghai Expat Locations

789 Nanjing Lu Bar + Lounge

789 Nanjing Lu Bar + Lounge

Restaurants & Nightlife

Body & Soul (TCM, Medical Clinics)

Body & Soul (TCM, Medical Clinics)

Expat Health Care

k1+3 rooftop cafe bar

k1+3 rooftop cafe bar

Restaurants & Nightlife

Cristal Restaurant & Bar

Cristal Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants & Nightlife

SN Mandarin

SN Mandarin

International Schools & Education

The Aquarium by Kee

The Aquarium by Kee

Restaurants & Nightlife

TMSK Xintiandi Restaurant

TMSK Xintiandi Restaurant

Restaurants & Nightlife

Jin Ze Arts Centre

Jin Ze Arts Centre

Culture & Sights

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.

Interested in expat life around the world, though? We have additional information on dozens of countries and cities, from move to Amsterdam to moving to Barcelona!

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