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Q: I want to know where I can apply for a spousal visa? Its urgent...please help.

Im happily married to a girl from Wuhan. I am a esl teacher and my school decided after 3 years not to renew my contract. I need a spousal visa so that something like this doesnt mean Ill have to leave if I dont secure another full-time job in time...

 

please help me with who /what / where for a spousal visa.

7 years 4 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Wuhan

 
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You will need to go to the main PSB office to apply for that type of visa.  You will need to have your marriage certificate as well as residency documentation and perhaps even a letter from your wife's employer.  Like the US, they don't want people staying here that can't afford to do so.

 

However, it is important to note that this type of visa does not allow you to work here.  You will need to get an employer sponsored work permit for that.

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We just went to the PSB with prove of mariage, recidency  docks, i had to go for anothr medical (only once for spouse visa) and got my visa 4 days later. They didnt ask about wives work or income.. But again..... this was in nanjing....

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First, relax, have a cold one, breath deeply and stop worrying, you do not need the wporld to end.

You will need to go to a PSB office, but then when there they will tell you to go to the one where your wife's Houku (family) book was issued originally, in that PSB office they will be allowed to give you a residence permit based on the fact that you are married to a Chinese national.  Need to have your passport and visa, maybe a few 2 x 2 photos, her Family Booklet (I call it houku, have no idea how to write that), her ID, and maybe a copy of the rental agreement where you live, and $.   Normally it will take 4 to 5 days after your documentation is accepted.  Most PSB work from 8 to 12 and 1 to 4 or 5, on week days.  Friday afternoon they do not open to public.

Good luck to you

 

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Well, since I am also married to a Chinese woman and need this kind of spousal visa, here the few things you need to know:

1) Whatever you read on internet or whatever people tell you to bring....well, it doesn't necessarily mean that they are right....Not because they're wrong, but beceause in their situation, it worked like that and things went fine. Even though, the regulations should be the same nationwide, local PSB officers may ask you to bring documents that are not mentioned on the PSB website (even if the local PSB website lists the documents to bring, it also mentions that other documents may be requested at that time).

 

2) Call the local Public Security Bureau (ask your wife to do it in Chinese), record the phone call time if you need it later, underline what kind of visa you want (family gathering in your case), ask what kind of document and copy of documents you and your wife need to bring. Don't forget to mention on the phone if your wife has a local hukou or a hukou from another province.

 

Since 2011, they introduced a new family gathering visa which is both visa and resident permit, usually multi-entry and renewable each year (2 years if you have a child). However, as before, you are not allowed to work with this kind of visa. With the new regulations, you also need to do a medical test at a designed medical center to get a certification.

 

In every European country I know, when you're married to a local, you get lots of benefits and renewing your visa or resident permit is pretty easy. Only in China, it's somewhat useless to be married with a local Chinese, as it gives you more trouble than if you were coming here with your foreign spouse and apply to the same working visa as him or her.

 

For my personal experience, if you're interested to know. I live in Shanghai, my Chinese wife is working here, but she has a Hefei hukou, and it's a nightmare whenever we want to renew it my visa. For instance, she needs to present a card proving that she is effectively working in Shanghai. But the card needs to be renewed every 6 months to one year, depending on the person. To renew it, she would need first to get a paper from the local residential community center (if your landlord doesn't pay the tax, you have to bargain about the amount to pay to get the paper------only in China, a tenant needs to pay the landlord taxes). With this paper, she needs to go to the local police station to update the information on the card and get another paper. With this paper we can finally go to the PSB.

 

Since I am a guy who can get easily fed up with stupid administration practice, I complain online to the local PSB. I had an officer to call me back and answer personally to my complain. My wife took his name and his phone number, and now every year, you just call him directly and he tells us what we need to bring. If there is any problem when I go to apply to the local PSB, I mention his name and what he told us to bring. Nobody dares to say anything, but we still need to pay our landlord's taxes and get this f****ing paper from the police bureau.

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two web site for apply for a spousal visa for you referencehttp://www.whcrj.gov.cn/zn.asphttp://www.whcrj.gov.cn/article.asp?id=71I thinking you wife would be help you translate

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#1 girls from WUHAN are cheaters

#2 dont marry a chinese girl
#3 I hope you taught her to shave her bush

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also if her mother is over 60 and she lives with you you can apply for a relative visa to take care of her

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EYNO5: You have no Guanxi, you have no degree, you are an ESL teacher incognito 

 

but the one think I can agree with is: Before you marry a Chinese girl, you had better know how they are first. But it doesn't seem like this guy is like that. Happily married 3 years.

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can some won help me with a job in wuhan ??

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Hi,

There is no such visa called spouse visa in China, all you will get 1 to 2 year L visa on the behalf of your spouse and you are not allowed to work.

thanks

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