September 12, 2006

I'm Legal...
It's official -I received my "Residence Permit for Foreigner in the People's Republic of China" from the PSB (Public Security Bureau) today! It took less then three weeks to get all the paperwork, medical tests, and translations finished. And to top it off, I got payed yesterday. A big wad of red 100Yuan bills in a white paper envelope. Needless to say I got one of the teachers to help me open a bank account so I don't have to hide the money under my bed.
That's much faster than the 3-4 months it took in France to get paid and receive my carte de sejour.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats. When does the permit expire?

Stephen said...

A year minus a day from when it was issued in the middle of September. So I've got lots of time to 玩 (have fun) in China.

Lyle & Sheri said...

Dang ... as much as I wish only great experiences for you ... I was selfishly wishing they'd kick you butt back to Abbotsford! Okay ... maybe just lock you up for a while and make funny faces while you beg for your one phone call.
Congrats! As you can see, we miss you.

Mariah said...

希望你玩得开心。

海曼(Mariah^^)

Dana said...

Congrats!!! Now you can really enjoy your experience!