On 19 November 2019, the Ministry of Public Security and the Shanghai Municipal Government entered into the Memorandum of Cooperation on Establishing and Improving the Immigration and Entry-Exit Management Service Mechanism to Promote Shanghai’s High Level of Opening-up. The memorandum mainly includes the long-term and permanent residence facilities for foreign talents introduced into the new port-adjacent area of Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and the pilot application of port electronic visas in Shanghai. Foreigners with internationally-recognised outstanding achievements in Shanghai may directly apply for permanent residence. Foreign high-level talents introduced and recommended by Shanghai high-tech enterprises, innovative enterprises, key universities, and scientific research institutions can apply for permanent residence. Foreign high-level talents, who have been qualified for permanent residence can recommend other foreign professionals to such applications.