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Q: About China's Q2 Visa, I need your help!

This year China (in an attempt to boost their civil/foreign policy) changed the tourist/family visa to something called the Q2 visa. Which basically allows Chinese family and or persons married to a Chinese national to stay in China for up to 1 year without having to renew their visa. 

 

I believe EVEN STILL you are not allowed to work on the Q2 visa... WAY TO GO CHINA! Anyway, I was told that in order to get this visa you MUST leave the country and presumably go back to your native country. 

 

This visa will probably interest a lot of you married to Chinese nationals that have other means of working. BTW it is legal to work as a tutor or in consulting in China on this visa... but nothing else. I work online so I get around it via this method. 

 

I need to know from someone who has already gone through this process. 

 

Did you HAVE to go back to your own country or can you go to HK or perhaps Thailand or something? 

 

Please point me in the right direction if you know where to find the answer as well, thanks! 

 

 

6 years 39 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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Im on a marriage visa,I get 2 years every time.didnt have to leave the country,dont own a house,visa is done in shenzhen,no one asks questions.800 yuan for 2 years.

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I already went with my friend to try this Q1~2 visa in HK, HK can only get you a 6 month Q1~2 visa. But what I don't understand is why do you need a Q2? Just have your wife go to your local PSB and sponsor you a RP, all you need is 2 years of marriage, 60,000 RMB in her account and you are good to go..

 

Where in the world did you ever see or find a law that states we can be a tutor or consultant on Q2 or any or visa? I would like to read it..Pass it on to us.

 

Thanks

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Robk:  In HK you wlll  get a 6 months visa at best as stated above.   You did not say your country of origen.    But in the case of USA, there you can either apply personally for a visa or use a visa agent to represent you. Nothing stops you from Fed Ex your application to agent from China.  Cheaper than a round trip air fare, and it takes from 3 to 4 weeks

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to get this Q2 visa, you have to own house in the city where you stay and will require the visa. after you get this visa, you have to have income, but not allowed to work. even tutoring is not allowed, and you must be carefull.

So, get yours 2millions and buy house first, than you may think about 1 year visa without work. Chinese dream ...

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I just got off the phone, here's some news I found out about the Q1~2 Visa

 

This Q1`2 VISA only works as an entry into China, thus can last like a normal visa, but it's like a Z visa in some ways thats gets turned into a Resident Permit., of course not for work, but it's the same process, you take your Q1-2 into PSB of your wife's hometown or wherever her Hukou is registered at and Turn your Q1~2 visa into a Resident Permit that can be renewed from 3 months to 5 years..

 

Thats new info for me, i didn't know a Q1~2 visa could be turned into a Resident permit.

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I did a Q2 visa in Hong Kong as my wife works in Guangzhou and hometown of maoming but didn’t get her Id to Guangzhou so I had to go to Hong Kong to get a 2 year Q2 visa 

her hometown would do it if we were living there but Hong Kong processed Q2 visa 3days and $2000 hk 

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Im on a marriage visa,I get 2 years every time.didnt have to leave the country,dont own a house,visa is done in shenzhen,no one asks questions.800 yuan for 2 years.

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oh and no one asked about how much money we have either,it was easy to get and no trouble .takes a week to process.

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Robk did you get it sorted out man

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Yeah, I got a Q2 visa in 2017. It was good for 8 years. Got in Canada. each stay was 180 days. Didn't really understand that part. But I never had to use it for long anyway because I went back to work in China. You still need a work Visa in China to work even if your wife is a Chinese citizen.

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when you get your work visa, the Marriage visa is cancelled. As Biggi pointed out you can have only one type of visa at a time. If you stop working for whatever reason you can get another Q2 visa again. I'm not sure if this can be done in HK. Since I go back to Canada every summer I have never explored this issue. 

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