To join the Shanghai Expatriate Association (SEA), you must be a foreign-passport holder (Chinese government regulation). Our members represent more than 40 nationalities, with approximately 60% of our members being native English-speakers.

The SEA membership year is from 1 September to 31 August of the following year, and the annual family membership fee is 350 RMB. Membership in the SEA entitles you to attend any of our Special Events, Luncheons, Day Trips, Small Group activities, Travel Excursions, and allows you to take advantage of our membership discount program.

In addition, as a member of the organization, you will receive our sought-after publication, Courier (6 issues a year).

To attain membership,

  1. You can sign up at any of our monthly coffees held the second Monday of each month from 10am to 12 noon. Please check the Events page for location. We welcome you to join us, it’s a wonderful way to meet others.
  2. You can sign up at any of our events if the coordinator knows in advance. Visit the “Events” page and please mention it when registering for an event.
  3. Email us at and we will send you a list of representatives in your area to assist you.

We look forward to having you as a member of the Shanghai Expatriate Association.

Download our SEA Membership form 2017-2018.