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Q: Do pregnant fiancees automatically get visas to travel to expat partner's homeland?

I was reading about all the Chinese women who go to Hong Kong to give birth and now my honey is pregnant. We plan to get married after she graduates her post graduate program next June but will be able to get visa to go home to Canada with me over the summer?  I heard they are getting stingy with visas recently. Please don't tell me we have to get married to travel together abroad.  We want to get married in both Canada and Beijing next year, not this year.

6 years 5 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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many countries get nervous when pregnant women travel to them, even for a holiday.

and it is not only on the grounds of their health

The reason is that they are concerned that she will over-stay her visa and give birth, thereby creating a new citizen.

I am not 100% sure if this applies to Canada, the canucks will be able confirm.

But in many european countries this is the case.

SO pregnant women find it more difficult to get a tourist visa - even if it is some months from their due date.

 

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what Sorrel says and

 

however, in the case of some countries, being married will automatically allow the unborn child to have the nationality of the non-Chinese partner, so in that sense there would be no legal reasons to keep a married pregnant owmen out but perhaps keeping a non-married out makes sense to keep the population down

 

If you plan to get married in both countries, you might wanna start with China as well, it might not be possible to do it the other way around (unless you are only talking about having the party in both places) 

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For me, it was in Europe, with my then gf (now wife, not pregnant...). Because my gf was making an average income (4000-ish RMB/months) with little to no savings and just a bachelor diploma, our first visa demand was rejected. So I filled-up her bank account with 50000 RMB, my parents made the red-tape to say that they cover her expenses, stuffs like that. And we got the visa. When we arrived at the airport, 2 policemen were waiting next to the plane exit, to tell her to not forget to go back home and ask if she had her plane ticket to go back. "Dear, this my home ! Welcome !". I was so, so, so angry and ashamed.

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I'm Canadian and many at home that I have seen with an Asian wife, I have asked what was it like getting a visa, most told me it took 3 years and they felt that the process was there to make them give up.

 I tried to get a 2 month visa for my GF to visit Canada with me, A person must prove that they can pay for their stay and prove that they will return home because they have strong ties. I covered all of that as best I could, wrote a long invitation letter including all my financials. I did put money in her bank account. I even offered to put my house and savings up as collateral that she would return. I'm sure they considered it long enough to make sure there was enough red ink on the ''denied'' stamp. I spent about $450 on the visa app.

 I F****** hate my country more and more. When I came home in Nov. , Customs seized my cell phone, computer, memory sticks, been over 90 days and I can't get an answer as to when or if I'll get them back. There is nothing but 4000 pics of me and my GF, most pics are of travelling, no hate literature, no illegal stuff. F**** Nazis

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there is nothing such as automatic visa ...

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Not ALL the Chinese women who go to HongKong to give birth,but some Chinese women especially the rich ones as there are Not many people that can afford to give birth in HongKong,too expensive and  it's getting stricter and stricter.

Sorry, there is no such a thing as an Automatic Visa,even for Australia,let alone Canada,such a strict country for Visas.

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