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Shenzhen relaxes household registration rules

Apr 13, 2012
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 (China Daily)


University graduates will face no restrictions in obtaining household registration in Shenzhen following a new ruling to attract talent to the city, according to the Shenzhen Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security.


Last year only graduates from some of the nation's elite universities and holding master's degrees in some selected subjects could get a permission to settle. Under the new policy, graduates applying do not have to come from a list of approved universities.


Meanwhile, anyone who takes up agricultural work as a registered agricultural household permit holder can also apply for a urban hukou in Shenzhen.


The new policy features a credit system to evaluate the quality of migrant labour instead applying restrictions on certain professions. Migrant worker who scores 100 points or above can file an application for a Shenzhen hukou.