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Hi,

I have been going through my wife's cr-1 visa since coming to China last May, and we are finally coming to a close on that in the next month or 2 now. We have ran into yet another snag though, and I am confused as to what we should do about it.

We had a baby boy, in China, 4 months ago. We took him to the US Consulate/Embassy in Guangzhou and took care of his US citizenship. He now holds a US Passport and US Birth Certificate, but China is refusing to give him an exit permit from the country. They are telling me that he is Chinese and they will not recognize his US citizenship papers.

I asked our Embassy what I can do about it, and the person I talked to said I need to take my son in for an application for a Chinese Hukou and a Chinese Passport, and then get a Visa for the Child to go to America. Then after that is done then I take him across the border into Hong Kong and use his US Passport when entering Hong Kong...

This sounds a little hokey to me, and I am not quite sure this is the right course of action to take. I was pretty sure you were not allowed to hold 2 passports at one time, and especially not a Chinese and US passport.

If there is anyone else that had experience with getting an exit permit for a newborn baby from China I would really appreciate your help. I loathe the thought of having to fully register him as a Chinese citizen.

I am sorry for the long-winded questions, but I appreciate the help I have received on these forums.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Jacob

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It sounds hokey to me too. I've never heard of the consulate issuing a visa to a US citizen before. But yours is an unusual situation. I hope you can find an easier path.


We are the poster children for chain migration!

 

K-1 Visa

10/13/06 - NOA1

01/25/07 - NOA2

02/12/07 - NVC sent petition to Guangzhou consulate

04/27/07 - Packet 3 received

06/17/07 - Packet 4 received

07/05/07 - Interview - Passed!

07/07/07 - Received K-1 visa

03/20/08 - Received 2 year Green Card

02/21/10 - Received 10 Year Green Card

10/18/11 - Sent N-400

03/22/12 - Sworn in as USC

IR-5 for parents

03/23/12 - Sent I-130

03/29/12 - NOA1

06/29/12 - NOA2

07/23/12 - NVC Received

08/10/12 - Received NVC Case No. and IIN

08/21/12 - AOS Fee Bill Received

08/27/12 - OPTIN E-Mail sent

08/27/12 - AOS Fee Bill Paid

09/04/12 - Electronic Processing Accepted

09/04/12 - GZO numbers received

09/04/12 - AOS E-Mailed

09/06/12 - IV Fee Paid

09/06/12 - DS-230 E-Mailed

09/18/12 - Case Complete

11/01/12 - Interview - Passed

11/08/12 - Received IR-5 visa

F2-B for Brother & Sister

08/28/13 - NOA1

12/24/13 - NOA2

01/15/19 - AOS Fee Paid

01/15/19 - IV Fee Paid

 

 

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Well, it seems like I was able to finally get my answer today. After several conversations with the Entry/Exit department in the city I am in, it all came down to having a friend who works with the police force getting involved to call a friend in another city to do a favor for us...

How can it be it takes such ridiculous measures to get something as simple as an exit permit for my son? I guess I can take solace in knowing that this will all come to a close in the next couple of months, and after that it will be a while before we all make a trip back to China (cost prohibitive to fly there too frequently with 3 people at a time).

Moral of the story is, when in China make sure you have friends who work for the government if you want anything done in a timely fashion and with any modicum of respect towards you and your plights.

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I have read in other places that's what people do because china does not recognise dual citizenship.


Petitioner LPR upgraded to USC June 22, 2012
August 22, 2012: case complete
October 18, 2012: Interview (APPROVED)
October 26, 2012: Picked up visa from DHL (delay caused by Sandy)
December 15, 2012: POE Atlanta....................became USC July 2016!!!!

Mothers' Journey (My sister is the petitioner)

September 10, 2013: Sent I-130 (UPS next day service)

September 12, 2013: Received text to confirm delivery

September 16, 2013: Received NOA 1

March 22, 2014: Received NOA 2

April 8, 2014: File Received by NVC

May 26, 2015: Interview (approved)..........now LPR (delays caused by 2 RFE)

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Glad to hear you solved your problem. Knowing the Chinese government, I wouldn't be surprised if you had to pay for that "favor" though.


We are the poster children for chain migration!

 

K-1 Visa

10/13/06 - NOA1

01/25/07 - NOA2

02/12/07 - NVC sent petition to Guangzhou consulate

04/27/07 - Packet 3 received

06/17/07 - Packet 4 received

07/05/07 - Interview - Passed!

07/07/07 - Received K-1 visa

03/20/08 - Received 2 year Green Card

02/21/10 - Received 10 Year Green Card

10/18/11 - Sent N-400

03/22/12 - Sworn in as USC

IR-5 for parents

03/23/12 - Sent I-130

03/29/12 - NOA1

06/29/12 - NOA2

07/23/12 - NVC Received

08/10/12 - Received NVC Case No. and IIN

08/21/12 - AOS Fee Bill Received

08/27/12 - OPTIN E-Mail sent

08/27/12 - AOS Fee Bill Paid

09/04/12 - Electronic Processing Accepted

09/04/12 - GZO numbers received

09/04/12 - AOS E-Mailed

09/06/12 - IV Fee Paid

09/06/12 - DS-230 E-Mailed

09/18/12 - Case Complete

11/01/12 - Interview - Passed

11/08/12 - Received IR-5 visa

F2-B for Brother & Sister

08/28/13 - NOA1

12/24/13 - NOA2

01/15/19 - AOS Fee Paid

01/15/19 - IV Fee Paid

 

 

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