Filipino maid granted residency in Pudong

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/5 18:23:39

The Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau of Pudong New Area granted a residence permit to a Filipino domestic helper in March, reported the Xinmin Evening News, the first-ever residence permit granted to a foreign maid by Pudong authorities.

A senior executive at a biomedical technology company in Shanghai who hired the 44-year-old maid applied for her one-year residence permit earlier in March. Foreigners are usually not allowed to provide domestic services in China.

Recently, however, Pudong authorities implemented new policies to allow foreign talents who have obtained permanent residency or work permits to apply for residency permits for foreign domestic helpers such as maids and nannies.

The new policies will satisfy Shanghai's growing demand for high-end foreign talents in hiring foreign domestic helpers, demonstrating the unique internationalization of Shanghai.

The local government has instituted more favorable policies to attract foreigners in the technology and innovation industry. Currently, 478 foreigners have benefited from the new policies in Pudong.


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