Chengdu Expat

Useful Info

Chengdu Metro Line 19 Phase II is Officially Open

• Big news for the Chengdu Metro today, phase 2 of Metro Line 19 is now open! The trains are capable of going up to 160km/h, making them some of the fastest metro trains on earth.• The extension consists of

Surviving the Winter Pollution in Chengdu

Here’s How to Survive Winter Pollution in Chengdu• Winter is well and truly on the way in Chengdu, and with this icy blast of weather, we’ve been blessed with another winter special; grey skies, and high AQI.• Chengdu generally experiences

How to Get your Driving License in Chengdu

Foreigners, as well as residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan who wish to drive in China, must apply for a driving license within the mainland.

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International Healthcare You Can Trust in Chengdu

• Living in China and knowing where best to take your loved ones when they need medical care can be daunting. As we’re not always sure where best to seek help, in this article we introduce an international clinic that

Mobile RMB Transfers: Speed and Savings for Foreigners in China

• To consistently improve the remittance experiences in China, SkyRemit is offering a legit RMB transfer service dedicated to expats.• This new solution ensures a faster, more convenient and more economical way to send RMB home. This not only allows

Chengdu PSB: Online Appointment & Inquiries

• Big news! In order to reduce waiting lines, China’s National Immigration Administration (NIA) has launched new services on their service platform from October 9th. The new service menu features online appointments for applications for individual visas and other relevant

Criminal Record Certificate in Chengdu: Guidelines

A overlooked item that may be required when changing jobs is your criminal record covering the time you were living in China. Most of us will have had to deal with obtaining a criminal record check from our own countries

Visa Application Centres and Contact Details in Chengdu

Exit and Entry Administration Divisions of Chenghua, Jinjiang, Jinniu, Qingbaijiang, Qingyang, Shuangliu and Wuhou districts, Hi-tech zone, and Tianfu New Areas PSB have set up the application counters for the convenience of foreigner’s visa applications.

Supercharge your Chinese this Semester

• If you’re still in the country by now, you’re a real survivor! Whatever your next step is, mastering Chinese is a clear-cut way to supercharge your life and career. There are several options are available in Chengdu!• Chinese Corner, is a

Sichuan Accommodation Registration: Online & Offline Process

• As you SHOULD know (or you may be in big trouble) foreign nationals have to register, or re-register within 24 hours after landing in Chengdu from abroad. You may face a fine starting from 10 days if you do

6 NEW Cool WeChat Features (July 2023)

• The can-do-everything APP WeChat has just launched some cool new features, trying to keep it ever competitive with other apps in the ecosystem (like the every-growing XiaoHongShu aka RED). Just like Instagram or RED, you can now pin your

HOW to Sync your Foreign Bank Card to Alipay

 • Recently, Alipay has rolled out new upgrades to make mobile payment services more accessible and convenient for international visitors to China.• Visitors to China simply need to link their foreigner bank cards to Alipay to make payments at tens

1 Day Wonders – Day Trips Around Chengdu

One of the best things about living in Chengdu, is how easy it is to hop on a train or a bus, and in a few hours be somewhere beautiful.

Chengdu 144-hour Visa-free Transit Policy

Under the 144-hour visa-free transit policy, foreign travelers can enjoy a six-day stay in Chengdu without a visa, provided they come from 53 eligible countries, enter and exit China from eligible ports, stay within the allowed cities and regions, as

4 Days in Kunming: An Insider’s Look into Yunnan’s Capital

“Thunderstorms in the southwest” was the reason I was given at Beijing Capital International Airport for the delay for my flight to Yunnan’s provincial capital, Kunming, on Wednesday, May 31. The plane bobbed in the turbulence not too far from

WeChat: All You Need To Know When Adding Overseas Bank Cards [2023 Guide]

Tencent will let foreign users link their Visa cards to their WeChat mobile payments accounts ‘from July’. This will allow tourists to use their smartphones to pay tens of millions of Chinese merchants that already accept the domestic version of

5 Reasons Why You Should Try SkyRemit

​Sending money abroad from China can be a hassle. Traditional bank transfers can take days to complete, and the fees can be high. Private remittance services can be unreliable and unsafe. However, with the rise of online remittance tools, sending

Win a FREE Custom Suit with Suit Republic

Suit Republic is your number one choice for custom suits, shirts, shoes and more in China Scroll down to join the prize draw for your chance to win a custom suit.  Custom Suit Prize DrawWho Can Enter?The Prize Draw is open to suit

Alipay: All You Need To Know When Adding Overseas Bank Cards [2023 Guide]

 Which overseas card types can be added in Alipay?Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club International and Discover Get started with Alipay in 3 Steps1) RegistrationOpen Alipay > tap “sign up” to register2) Verification and Adding Bank CardIn the lower right corner tap”Me””Bank Card””Add