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Q: How long on a student visa before I can marry?

I Plan on going to a university in yunnan to get my B.A. in Chinese literature staring this summer.  I also plan on marrying my fiancé while there.  

Is there any type of time limit on how long I need to be on a student visa before I can marry a Chinese national?  

6 years 50 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Kunming

 
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USA .

 

i know about the recommended documentation and paperwork that is needed.  Here (in America) if someone gets married shortly after arriving on a student visa, the relationship is looked at very harshly by immigration authorities (looking for visa fraud/contract marriages).  THAT is what I'm worried about.

 

...although I don't know why anyone would contract marriage to STAY in China.

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It is normal for the US authorities to take a very close look at the possibility you mention, and also to the fact that many Chinese Ladies do not marry for love, but for the visa.  And once there, after getting the "permanent" Green Card two years after, divorce the man.

Will this be your first visit to her ?  Have you met her in person previously?  It will be up to you, and the documentation you present in your application for her US visa, to dispel all doubts.  And do submit all papers from the beginning, do not wait until interview time to present anything, it will be too late then.   Please realize that two different departments will look at it, Homeland Security and State.  And what one approves, the other can not reject.  So, use that fact in your favor.

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People who contract a marriage to stay in China are making it hard for us who live in China and love our beautiful Chinese wife.Take it to another country.

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I have visited her twice before.  The month of August 2011, and July and August of this year.  

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