How to Complete the New Mandatory Residential Registration (SZ)
11 Feb 2020
This is it. The situation many have been worrying about since the novel Coronavirus began making headlines. It is the start of a true test of resilience for Shenzhen and its people.
Despite the many actions already taken, Guangdong has seen the highest rate of NCP infections outside of Hubei Province. At 24:00 February 10th, that number stood at 1177 infections. Despite a slowdown in the rate of new infections outside of Hubei Province, yesterday was the virus's deadliest day so far. Now that millions are returning to Shenzhen after their extended Spring Festival holiday and self isolation, the city's number of infected is sure to increase.
Luckily, Shenzhen has not been sitting idly by waiting for a disaster. She has been working diligently to beef up her medical resources, prepare citizens and management teams with a steady stream of increased information and guidance, and has been establishing various mechanisms to execute lifesaving command and control measures as needed. One such measure; which was announced last Sunday, is the new residential registration requirement.
Since most of the cases of infection in Shenzhen have come from those with a direct physical presence in the epidemic areas, or from people who have had contact with those who were in the epidemic areas, it is crucial to identify, isolate, and provide professional medical treatment for them early on if we are going to keep everyone safe. The longer they go without treatment, the higher the chance they do not survive, and the higher the risk of them infecting others.
Every person entering the city since this last weekend is already being asked to register their personal details and travel history upon entry. That will do a lot to help. Now, in order to stop the virus in its tracks, everyone in the city is being asked to register with their building management, who will be keeping track of all entries and exits into and out of buildings.
The registration process for this new tracking system is simple; however, it is only in Chinese at the moment, so we have prepared some translations provided by the friendly English-speaking staff at NSIC to help you get through it. Please do your best to complete this information accurately and completely. If you need any assistance, the staff at NSIC are happy to help.
Scan this QR Code in WeChat to Begin
If you prefer to do this offline, you can print out the form found at the end of this article, fill it out, and give it to your building management office. The elderly, children, and other people who are not familiar with online operations or have no terminal devices such as smartphones, can also use the offline form.
After scanning the above QR Code, click this button that appears...
Then click this text from the popup window...
Then click the blue button and the registration form will load.
Below are translations of each of the things you will need to enter into the online form after following the above.
Mobile Phone #
Type of Identification (Press the blue text for options)
- ID card (Foreign passport holders should use this)
- Temporary ID card
- Military ID card
- Hong Kong and Macao Residents Traveling to Mainland Pass
Gender (Press the blue text for options. The first option is 'male', the second is 'female')
Birth Date (Press the blue text to select the date)
Residential District (Press the blue text for options)
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT OPTIONS
- Long Gang District
- Nan Shan District
- Bao An District
- Yan Tian District
- Fu Tian District
- Luo Hu District
- Long Hua District
- ing Shan DistrictP
- Da Peng New District
- Guang Ming District
- Shenzhen-Shantou Cooperation Zone
Address (Including Community Name, Block, Floor, Unit #)
Not Necessary (skip these two)
City (Press the blue text for options)
Select Guangdong Province from the first list:
Then select Shenzhen from the next list:
Tick here if you do not have a Shenzhen Hukou, and have been or were at any time out of Shenzhen from January 1, 2020.
Tick here if you do have a Shenzhen Hukou, and have been or were out of Shenzhen priofrom January 1, 2020.
Tick here if you have been in Shenzhen the whole time since January 1, 2020.
Are you under official mandatory quarantine at home? (Press the blue text for options. The first option is 'yes', the second is 'no')
Select which type of residence you are living in:
A property you own:
A property you rent:
Staying with friends or others:
Staying in a hotel, hostel, etc:
Do you have any of the following symptoms? Select all that apply:
Describe in detail here any symptoms you have:
Click this button if your temperature is over 37.3 degrees Celsius:
Click here to list any travel you've had out of Shenzhen since January 1st, 2020:
Click here to list any contact you've had with confirmed or suspected patients:
Check this option if you have been to the hospital for testing.
Check this option if you need medical consultation or help.
Confirm Truthfulness and Accuracy
Check this box to confirm that everything you've entered is true, then click the blue button below that to submit the form.
That's it. Now all you need to do is show your QR Code whenever asked by management and they'll be able to record the needed information. Here's a sample of what your code will look like.
How to Pull Up Your QR Code
You can pull up the QR Code when asked by your building management, or at any time, by scanning in WeChat the same QR Code you used to register to go to the mini-program.
Then click the icon that looks like this on the bottom right of the screen that comes up:
Then click the qr code looking icon from the list that appears.
How to Update Your Details
If you need to update your information, you can do so at anytime by going to the mini program using the QR Code above, clicking the same icon on the bottom right of the screen, then clicking the second option (below the one with the qr code).
Remember that if you need any assistance you can always contact the staff at NSIC here.
Stay safe and who knows, maybe, when this is all over, we won't need to carry our passports with us everywhere as all our information will already be viewable in this system Fingers crossed.
If you prefer to do this offline, you can print out this form, fill it out, and give it to your building management office. The elderly, children, and other people who are not familiar with online operations or have no terminal devices such as smartphones, can also use this offline form.
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