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Q: Q1 VISA QUESTION

Can anybody guide me regarding new Chinese visa Q1, I am a foreigner and my wife is Chinese, currently residing in China.

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1)    Can I live permanently in China?

2)    Can I work legally on Q1 visa in China?

3)    Can I do business on Q1 visa in China?

4)    How I can apply for Q1 visa?

 

4 years 24 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Tianjin

 
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1.- With a residence permit, because you are married to a Chinese Lady, you can live legally in China for many years as long as you stay married and renew the permit as indicated as of today.  Tomorrow, I have no idea.

2.- NO !.

3.- NO !

4.- Waiting for September 1 and after go to th Chinese Embassy in your home country and fill out the forms and present required documentation.

Now, why you you want to apply to a Q visa, if you have a renewable residence permit ?

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Answer to question 1: you may not live permanently in China. -- You might get a 'permanent residency permit' provided you have been married for at least 5 years. Furthermore, you have to show that out of every year [12 months] you have resided in China for at least 9 months.

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I emailed that Law website thats been floating around.

 

The rumor that you can apply for a spousal visa that allows you to work, maybe on a so called Q1 visa is false.

 

BUT BUT BUT, I will still hold out for hope that someday married foreigners can work and support their family on a spouse visa.

 

No harm in hoping right?

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