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Can a Filipino get a Chinese Visa with combo card / AP?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I am a Filipino Citizen, waiting for my Green Card here in the USA. I came 6 months ago on K1 and am now married. I have my EAD/AP combo card. Can I get a visa for China with my combo card, before I get my GC? When I tried to get a visa to China while living in Manila, they basically told me to get lost. Will I have a better shot at it here, applying in the USA with at least some legal status here? I understand that I'd just send my docs and passport to the Houston Embassy.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
Timeline

the combo card does not allow you to travel to travel to countries that do not allow Philippine citizens entry.


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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the combo card does not allow you to travel to travel to countries that do not allow Philippine citizens entry.

She's asking if she can use her work permit to apply for a Chinese tourist visa at her local consulate here in the U.S.

To answer the question, I'm not sure. Many countries require you to be a resident of the foreign country you're trying to get the visa in if you don't live in your native country. I once got a tourist visa to a third country when traveling as a tourist and my wife recently got a tourist visa to another country while here in the U.S. using her work permit. You could try calling ahead and see what they say.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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I can read, and, once again, a Philippine citizen,as she was told IN the Philippines,has practically no chance of receiving a tourist visa to China (research the requirements if you so choose)and having a combo card issued by the U.S. govt has no bearing on a tourist visa application.


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

I have a few friends who are Filipino citizens and have received tourist visas to China, but all suspected that this was because they were greencard holders, as they were also denied Visas when applying in the Philippines. So I'm still waiting around for my Greencard, and was wondering if the Chinese embassy looks at my EAD/AP like a greencard, or if it's more of the same cold shoulder treatment I got in Makati.

Thank you for the suggestion, JXN. I'll contact them to get their impression before surrendering my passport for a week!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia
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Why is it hard for a filipino to get a China visa?


---------------------------------- AOS ---------------------------------------------------------

February 28, 2015: AOS Packet Sent via FedEX to Chicago Lockbox: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131.

DAY 19 - March 21, 2015: NOA for Biometrics Appointment scheduled on 04/01/2015

DAY 77 - May 19, 2015: EAD and AP has been approved "We ordered your new card"

DAY 84 - May 26, 2015: We mailed your EAD to the address you gave us/USPS picked up the Card

DAY 85 - May 27, 2015: Interview Scheduled for June 29, 2015.

** May 29: Traveled with my AP back to my country and came back three weeks after with no problems Click here to ready the report **

DAY 117 - June 29, 2015: Had our interview. Approved on the spot.

DAY 124 - July 6, 2015: Welcome noticed received.

DAY 134 - July 16, 2015: Green Card delivered to my home by USPS - END OF AOS -

---------------------------------- ROC ---------------------------------------------------------

DAY 1 - April 7, 2017: Sent I-751 to CSC

 

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I can read, and, once again, a Philippine citizen,as she was told IN the Philippines,has practically no chance of receiving a tourist visa to China (research the requirements if you so choose)and having a combo card issued by the U.S. govt has no bearing on a tourist visa application.

You are quite wrong. I'm a Philippines citizen and I had no problems getting a tourist visa to China multiple times within the past 10 years (way before I got a U.S. Green Card or EAD/AP). I was not required to present proof of income (bank statements, pay slips) nor assets. I just filled out a 2-page application form that asked for basic biographical information, purpose of the trip, contact person and address in China, passport photo, visa fee and valid passport.

It might have helped that I had many travel stamps on my passport as proof of my ability to travel.

Edited by sjk&cjj

Check my timeline for K-1 visa & AOS details

Conditional Permanent Resident: 16 September 2014

Conditional GC Expires: 16 September 2016

ROC Journey (CA Service Center)

2016-Sep-14: I-751 form, check, supporting docs sent USPS Priority Express

2016-Sep-15: ROC application received & signed for by Lakelieh

2016-Sep-15: NOA receipt date

2016-Sep-19: $590 check cashed by USCIS

2016-Sep-20: NOA/ 1-year extension letter received in mail

2018-Feb-26: ROC case transferred to local office

2018-Mar-06: ROC approved via USCIS website (WAC status check)

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