Chengdu to Fully Activate Social Security Card from November 1
Recently, Chengdu Human Resources and Social Security Bureau announced that Chengdu will stop using all Chengdu Social Insurance Cards (magnetic stripe cards) from November 1, 2019, and fully activateSocial Security Cards. During the transition, both Social Insurance Cards (magnetic strip cards) and Social Security Cards can be used. After the cardholder activates the Social Security Card, the original Social Insurance Card (magnetic stripe card) will be automatically cancelled, with all functions automatically transferred to the activated Social Security Card.
If you have not applied for a social security card or have not activated the Social Security Card, you can process it both offline and online way:
Offline processing: Atmore than 3,500 Social Security Card service outlets of Chengdu Human Resources and Social Insurance Bureau and cooperative banks in Chengdu, you can conduct application, inquiry, collection and activation of the Social Security Card. Service outlets mainly include municipal, district (city) county social security service halls, Chengdu street (township) labor and employment social security service centers and some community (villages) labor and employment social security service stations, as well as banks with the sign of "Social Security Card Chengdu Service Spot". For specific addresses, you can search on the website of Chengdu Human Resources and Social Security Bureau (http://cdhrss.chengdu.gov.cn) or WeChat accounts of "Chengdu Human Resources and Social Security Bureau" and "Chengdu 12333", as well as Union Pay's "Cloud Quick Pay" for navigation.
Online processing: You can conduct application, inquiry and activation after the real name verification at WeChat accounts of "Chengdu Human Resources and Social Security Bureau" and "Chengdu 12333", Tianfu Citizen Cloud, Union Pay's "Cloud Quick Pay", Ping An Bank’s "City One Account", Alipay and other network-based channels.