About Us

Opened on June 28th 2017, the Shekou Management & Service Center for Expats (known as Shekou MSCE) was the first of its kind to be set up by the Shenzhen Shekou Sub-District Office. Shekou MSCE is devoted to making expats’ life more convenient by offering a wide range of administrative and consultation services, as well as organizing community events.


Expats’ residence registration – There are certain laws that are important for expats to follow. One such law is registering your residence. Rather than having to go to the police station, expats living in Shekou can register at the center where they can speak with friendly English-speaking staff.

Public services guidance – Expats living in Shekou, especially those newly arrived, often have many questions. The center is more than happy to help give you authoritative information on residency, employment, passports, visas, and local laws. You can come down in person or contact the center through WeChat.

Law and visa consultation – Understanding how certain laws work in China is often the biggest headache for many expats here. Not only does the center provide a law consultation and visa consultation service every Friday and Thursday respectively, but it is also completely free of charge. Just make sure to make an appointment in advance.

Community activities – The center hosts a wide range of community activities that both help increase awareness of local regulations and also promote cross-cultural communications.

Regular Activities

Legal Sessions – At the center’s legal sessions, expats can meet face to face and hear from speakers like immigration officials, lawyers, and representatives from other departments of the government.

Discover Shenzhen – Shenzhen is such a big and fascinating city, but we are often too busy to take the time to really explore it. The center often sets up activities to give expats the chance to see a side of Shenzhen they might not know.

Language Exchange – A big part of what the center does is to encourage cross cultural exchange, and what better way to do that than to share each other’s language. The center runs regular Chinese Classes and English Corner activities.

Amazing Culture – The center also works hard to offer activities on a consistent basis that give expats a chance to learn more about traditional Chinese culture. In future, they hope to host more events that focus on foreign culture.

Coffee Morning – These coffee mornings have proved very popular so far. They offer expats a chance to come and talk about topics that may be on their mind or even just share useful advice on how to improve their daily lives.

Contact Details

Office Hours: 09:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 18:00 (Monday to Friday)
Address: Crossing of Nanshui Street and Shiyun Road, Shekou Street, Nanshan, Shenzhen (南山区蛇口街道南水路与石云路交汇处-蛇口境外人员管理服务中心)
MTR: Dongjiaotou, Exit A
Bus: Shekou Theater Stop
Tel: 0755 2667 8381

WeChat: msce26678381