Brits Abroad Shanghai

The Joining Process

The joining process is as follows:

  • You can either Apply Online or fill out the Paper Membership Application Form by clicking on the buttons below.  If you apply online, your details will be recorded in our database, pending payment of your joining fee.
  • Go along to an event where our membership team will be able to take payment for your membership fees, activate your online membership application or process your paper application form and issue your membership cards. Please see our Calendar to find the events where the Membership team will be available to process your application - these have a small icon next to them - 
  • A current valid passport must be shown on joining.

Apply Online  Paper Membership Application Form

Membership Fees

The membership fee for now until 31st December 2017 is 200rmb

Our membership period runs from 1st January to 31st December. All members must renew their membership every 1st January. The annual membership fee is 300rmb. We offer a discounted fee of 200rmb to new members joining after 1st July and before 31st October. Members joining after 1st November will be charged 300rmb for the remainder of the year and the following year.

Still Not Sure?

Check out our list of membership benefits below and, if you want, you can try out one of our events. Please see our Calendar and find the events open to non-members - these have a small icon next to them - .  Our Mahjong and May I groups are intended for members only but we do allow prospective members to come along for an initial trial session.

Benefits of Membership

Brits Abroad was originally set up to help support expatriates with the challenges of living overseas and to provide links to a more like-minded community. The main way we achieve this is by providing our members with the opportunity to take part in events. There are many types of events, including Coffee Mornings, Mahjong, Book Club, Monthly Walks and Drop In Drinks.

All money that we collect is given to charity and we are very proud to have helped so many local recipients. We have sponsored students through university and we have provided wheelchairs, surgeries, blankets and even toiletries to various Chinese organizations.

Brits Abroad is also a great resource for people to find out about the many interesting things Shanghai has to offer. You can learn much local knowledge by attending our events, by asking one of our seasoned members or, if you have something specific you need to know, by sending your query out in the weekly email to all our members.

Discounts

Brits Abroad members also enjoy discounts at many businesses across Shanghai. These include discounts for Health & Beauty service providers, Shopping destinations and Educational institutions. Simply present your membership card to receive the discount.

Communications

Apart from having access to the members-only section of our website, Brits Abroad members receive a weekly Bulletin detailing upcoming events and giving other useful information.  There is also a monthly on-line only publication called The Wire which gives details of events a little further in the future as well as reviews of past events and community outreach activities.


Apply Online  Paper Membership Application Form