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I have a similar question and so I thought I would hijack this thread.

My wife is half Chinese half Japanese, with Japanese citizenship. She spent a lot of her life going back and forth between China and Japan. At one point when she was maybe 20, she renewed her passport and left the old one somewhere (it is long gone.)

I found the place in Beijing that will give foreigners a police certificate, but they ask that you bring your visas for all of the time you have spent in China. So we can only show the past 4 or 5 years.

Can I just explain the situation in a letter attached with everything I send?

Bonus question, if I submit the police check to NVC, do I need to bring a second copy to the interview?

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Hmmm, I would do exactly what you are planning to, but let's see what else others say. So yeah, get the certificate for the past five years, and then write a letter explaining your situation regarding the past. If she has been back and forth between Japan, maybe they can issue a more comprehensive certificate?

For us, I am going to write a letter explaining that my husband has been in China in visa's that do not afford him the ability to get a police certificate. I will let you know how it goes! I am also trying to get some kind of letter from the notary here in HZ just explaining the rules, stating that they won't issue a certificate to show proving that we have tried to get such documents. Maybe you could obtain something similar?

With regards to the NVC, I don't know. We are DCF.

Good luck!

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I have a similar question and so I thought I would hijack this thread.

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