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Hello. My wife and I lived in a smaller city in China for 3 years. Her visa to USA is processing now. I have fears that she may not get to come now because of this Chinese police clearance fiasco I am reading about. We did not live in a big city so no agency in china can say they can get one. And it seems the US Embassy requires it. Am I simply out of luck? Anyone deal with this?

If the Chinese refuse to give one....then what?

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1 hour ago, teachertrav said:

Hello. My wife and I lived in a smaller city in China for 3 years. Her visa to USA is processing now. I have fears that she may not get to come now because of this Chinese police clearance fiasco I am reading about. We did not live in a big city so no agency in china can say they can get one. And it seems the US Embassy requires it. Am I simply out of luck? Anyone deal with this?

If the Chinese refuse to give one....then what?

Does any of this apply to you?

 

Exceptions: The PSB does not issue police records for temporary residents of China in the L or F visa categories. Police records also are not available for those who were in China in diplomatic status including those working for international organizations, such as the United Nations. Notarial police certificates are based in part upon records from an individual's employer. If an employer refuses to release records, the notarial office is not able to issue a certificate. This is the case for persons sent abroad for education by the Chinese Government who fail to return to China.

Comments:  Applicants should check the website or contact their local Notary Public Office to obtain specific information regarding required fees and supporting documents. 


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Hello All. My first post was moved I believe ans I got some form advice, but it did not really answer a question.

 

My wife and I lived in China (second tier city) for 3 years. I know USCIS wants a PCC/ However, after contacting my former employer and even some Chinese agencies that handle this...they are all telling me that there is a high chance that the clearance will NOT be issued by the local police.

 

So, here is a question. IF the Chinese refuse to give one (we have our resident permits and original visas, rental agreement, and a registration form all with red stamps) to her...am I out of luck?

I mean, I know there have to have been many cases where this happens? 

 

A couple agencies said they could request and if they deny or refuse to cooperate (police) then the agency can document it all for me. 

 

I am worried a lot about this as it is something I cannot control. Any advice or examples? Help is appreciated.

And yes, I know it has not been rejected as of yet....I am just very worried.

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The agency request and documentation is the way to go.  If something cannot be obtained, it can be waived.  There are several countries where it is not possible to get a police certificate after you no longer live there.  In those cases, the certificate is "not required".  Consular Officers understand this.

 

PS:  You do not need to start a new topic.  I asked you a question in your other topic, that you did not answer.  Help us help you by answering direct questions when they are asked.

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https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/China.html

 

Temporary residents of China seem to be exempt from the police certificate requirement (certificate from China)  Please review the section for police /prison records and see if it applies to your case.

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3 minutes ago, Nitas_man said:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/China.html

 

Temporary residents of China seem to be exempt from the police certificate requirement 

Thanks. Yeah I have seen this, however it only applies to 2 visa groups...tourists etc. We were residents, a bit different. But thank you.

It seems that if the police refuse to give a clearance I can just show the documentation we have and the facts that they refuse to give one.

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