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Ni hao and welcome to the Shanghai Expat Forums!

The InterNations Shanghai expats forum welcomes you to become a member! In our InterNations community in Shanghai you can find all information that you may need when moving and settling abroad. Whether you’re searching for the requirements behind gaining a work permit or the necessary visa documents from the Chinese consulate, the best way to travel to Shanghai or Guangzhou or maybe you would like to plan a weekend to go to the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze – who can give you better advice and insider tips than your fellow expatriates? By taking advantage of the expat forums for Shanghai, you will find yourself quickly connecting with other internationals.

Latest Posts in Shanghai Expat Forum

 Shanghai Expat Q&A

Re: Pet requierements

I am not an expert, but I believe that you will require health and vaccine certificates. I think it...

Health Insurance Explained

With so many options and the sudden realization that this cover is not as cheap as you thought, it ...

International School for Aussies

Hi Everyone, I would love some advice please regarding international schools. We are potentially m...

 Shanghai Town Talk

Re: Visa Pics

Go to any Metro station, the booths you find there will be able to tell you in English and give you...

Re: Mandarin Course - Beginner to fluency only 3 month

It's in Huang Pu. People's Square Area. You can contact me by wechat or email above for details, th...

Summer Camp Open House

This year, for the first time ever, That's Mandarin is organizing a Summer Camp Open House to invit...

 Shanghai Expat Housing

French Concession 1BR available for June and July

I'm gone for the summer and looking for a renter for my beautiful 1BR apartment on Jian guo Middle ...

Lovely studio at Jiangning Lu, 1 min to Line 13

Jiangning Road & Xinhui Road, 1 min walk to Jiangning road station on metro line 13, and 5-10 min w...

Shared Flat near Hong Qiao Lu and Shuicheng Lu

Link to Smartshanghai post: I ...

 Shanghai Expat Jobs

looking for job in furniture / deco design

hi ,i am living in shanghai looking for job ,i had master in desgin studies at sunderland univers...

Jobs in mechanical engineering w/ a 2-year degree?

Hello Forum Members, I have obtained a job in Shanghai, and my husband is just starting his job se...

ESL Teachers wanted NOW (and in Fall semester)

Huadong Taiwan Businessman’s School (華東台商子女學校), a comprehensive school in Kunshan, is serving the T...

 Shanghai Expat Marketplace

Re: Are you tired of IKEA furniture?

please check my background here

Re: Items for sale (leaving Shanghai)

Sorry no bicycle for sale.

Want to buy second hand city bike

Hi looking to buy used girls city bike with basket. Only here for two more months ...would be GREAT...

Receive trustworthy Answers in the Shanghai Expat Forums

Whether you’re an experienced expat or new to the expat life in Shanghai, you’ll certainly come across many questions throughout your life in China, beginning with ʺIs the smog in cities like Beijing or Shanghai a serious health risk?ʺ to concerns with regard to language skills.

Our exclusive network is here to give expats in Shanghai a place to find answers to any questions that they might have as expats. Our expat forum Shanghai welcomes China-based expatriates from all nationalities, whether you are Japanese, American or Swedish.

The Expat Forum Shanghai – Reliable Tips from fellow Expats

The expat forum Shanghai is an open and welcoming environment where you can connect with other expats as well as internationally-minded Chinese people to find trustworthy insider tips. In the InterNations expat forum for Shanghai there will always be a fellow member to help you solve any questions that you may have living abroad.

Are you looking for more information, e.g. on international hospitals or chambers of foreign trade in town? You might also consider our Shanghai Expat Guide - just one of the many resources that we provide in addition to the expat forums. However, for advice on all questions facing the regional expat life, like ʺWhere can I take a crash course in Chinese writing?ʺ, you can easily find the answers on the Shanghai expat forums.

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