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So I know my wife will need a police clearance from China, as we lived there for 3 years previously. She is back in Philippines now where our IR1 is processing.

I have gone ahead and contacted some police clearance agencies that work in China. If you lived in Shanghai you are in luck..anywhere else (like us) you are SOL. 

These agencies, most of them, claim that our city in China (Taiyuan) may or may not issue a police clearance...depends on how the drunk captain on duty feels that day. 

They have said however, if it is denied, they CAN furnish documentation showing the attempt was made which we can show the US govt in lieu of a police clearance which may be IMPOSSIBLE to get.

So I am curious....we are at month 6.....can I go ahead and request one now? I dont want the wife to go and they ask for one at the embassy and then they say come back in 9 months with one.

If they do request something like this from the Embassy would she just go back like a month later with the clearance/documents or push her back several months?

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1 minute ago, teachertrav said:

So I know my wife will need a police clearance from China, as we lived there for 3 years previously. She is back in Philippines now where our IR1 is processing.

I have gone ahead and contacted some police clearance agencies that work in China. If you lived in Shanghai you are in luck..anywhere else (like us) you are SOL. 

These agencies, most of them, claim that our city in China (Taiyuan) may or may not issue a police clearance...depends on how the drunk captain on duty feels that day. 

They have said however, if it is denied, they CAN furnish documentation showing the attempt was made which we can show the US govt in lieu of a police clearance which may be IMPOSSIBLE to get.

So I am curious....we are at month 6.....can I go ahead and request one now? I dont want the wife to go and they ask for one at the embassy and then they say come back in 9 months with one.

If they do request something like this from the Embassy would she just go back like a month later with the clearance/documents or push her back several months?

Police Certs are national not local.  Here is some information.  Scroll down to Police, Courts and Prison 

 

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


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PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

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On 3/11/2019 at 11:54 AM, teachertrav said:

Yeah but in China (where we lived) it is local. There is not a national one. And it very much depends on the local cops.

 

The Philippines does a national one, yes. She can easily get the NBI one but when we lived in China....that is the issue

Not quite accurate.  In China, the police certificate must be obtained from a local police station, but it is FOR all of China.

 

Since she doesn't live there anymore, it can be requested at any time.


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