New Counters Added to Handle Surge of Permit Applications

New Counters Added to Handle Surge of Permit ApplicationsPolice are rushing to add 60 new counters and more employees to exit and entry service halls in the six districts and four new areas around the city to best handle a surge of travel permit applications starting September.

Police are expecting a total of 3.5 million migrant workers and around 30,000 college students with household registrations not from Shenzhen will soon be eligible to apply for travel permits and passports to visit Macao, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Shenzhen is one of the six cities where in the new policy is implemented. Currently residents have to apply for travel permits to locations that they are registered or where their hukou is issued. Workers are rushing to complete all the necessary preparation work by next week to comply with the new rule issued by the Ministry of Public Security.

Police added more counters to the 10 service halls across Shenzhen and at the Meilin Service Hall of Shenzhen, PSB Exit and Entry Administration to accept and handle all applications.

The new rule will allow residents without local hukou to apply for travel permits using their hukou certificate, ID card, a statement from the social security department and a temporary residence permit. Students has to provide a statement from their school that verifies their enrollment.

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