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E-Application System Went Online on November 1 for 144-hour Visa-exemption Transit Applicants


In a bid to facilitate the application for 144-hour visa-exemption transit and speed up border clearance, Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspection and Shanghai Exit and Entry Administration Bureau of Shanghai Public Security Bureau developed in collaboration a pre-application or E-application system for foreign applicants for 144-hour visa-exemption transit. The system has come online on November 1, 2018.

Prior to visiting Shanghai, an applicant is now able to declare via the E-application system their personal information, address in China, contact information, intended arrival and departure date and flight/vehicle/vessel number, etc. Once required information is collected, a QR code will be generated for the applicant to keep. After reaching the 144-hour visa-exemption transit area within Pudong and Hongqiao International Airport, the applicant can operate specific self-service devices found in the area to scan the QR code and his/her travel document. An arrival card for temporary entry foreigners will then be printed complete with the information previously declared. By virtue of the arrival card, onward ticket, international travel document and other necessary documents, the applicant will be subjected to inquiry, interview and evaluation by immigration officers regarding their application. For those applicants who have never declared their information using the E-application system while overseas, they can instead declare relevant information via above-mentioned self-service devices deployed within the 144-hour visa-exemption transit area.

E-application link: http://www.police.sh.cn/crj/144zy.jsp