Almost 1,000 foreign kids were found to be living illegally in Shanghai last year, which made up 20% of all illegal foreigners in the city! Interestingly enough, about 70% of those are from Chinese parents but hold foreign passports. So mom and dad move abroad, have kid, get foreign passport, then ship the kid back home to live with the grandparents. According to Shanghai daily, the illegal overstays are due to the fact that Besta and Pops don’t really understand things like visas. Methinks somebody’s feigning ignorance? It’s no laughing matter though, as serious violations can result in a permanent record that could impede visa applications in the future. Need to get your visa renewed? Check out the Shanghai Exit and Entry Bureau’s new handy English website!