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Chinese Police Clearance for Filipina wife

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So, my wife needed to secure a Chinese Criminal Check (we lived there for my job for 3 years). I finally hired a good (reviews said was good) Chinese/American law firm that does this. $2000 to process it. Lovely. China has horrible policies and it seems now we are unlikely to get a criminal check. The lawyer is compiling all documents to this effect to show every action was taken to secure one.

It will need to be shown when she goes for her Spousal Visa interview at some point. We filed in September. My immigration guy says we should see action by August 2019 to December 2019. Nebraska Center.  Manila Embassy.

 

i am incredibly paranoid that some embassy official with deny her because of that unobtainable check. It keeps me up at night. We have spent, like many here, years apart early on, then lived together as husband and wife, only now to be apart again. I hope and pray that they will accept the documents and not demand the check, which is impossible to get. If so, our lives would be ruined beyond belief.

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1. Did you receive a reason as to why a police clearance/check cannot be obtained? I've spent a lot of time in China and my former Chinese girlfriend says it can be obtained easily (just need to pay the $$$ to the right person/office).

 

2. Might not need one. If she was able to leave the country without a problem, then you might not need the police check. I think this is a gray area and it might depend on the person interviewing her in Manila.

 

3. Go to the interview. That's probably the best advice. Have a letter from your lawyer stating that a check could not be obtained and why it couldn't be obtained.  Go to the interview.

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1 minute ago, WandY said:

1. Did you receive a reason as to why a police clearance/check cannot be obtained? I've spent a lot of time in China and my former Chinese girlfriend says it can be obtained easily (just need to pay the $$$ to the right person/office).

 

2. Might not need one. If she was able to leave the country without a problem, then you might not need the police check. I think this is a gray area and it might depend on the person interviewing her in Manila.

 

3. Go to the interview. That's probably the best advice. Have a letter from your lawyer stating that a check could not be obtained and why it couldn't be obtained.  Go to the interview.

Yeah she is going for sure. And believe me I would be willing to pay any amount to grease the wheels in China. I would assume the lawyer would know these things. Fingers crossed. China has varied laws depending on the city. If we lived in Shanghai or Peking, no problem.  ANywhere else...SOL

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47 minutes ago, WandY said:

2. Might not need one. If she was able to leave the country without a problem, then you might not need the police check. I think this is a gray area and it might depend on the person interviewing her in Manila.

Gray area????Aren't police certificates needed before the interview stage? Like for NVC?

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4 minutes ago, missileman said:

Aren't police certificates needed before the interview stage? Like for NVC?

From what I have been told it is needed at the Embassy interview. Either way, it is needed.

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1 minute ago, travis1983 said:

From what I have been told it is needed at the Embassy interview. Either way, it is needed.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/collect-and-submit-forms-and-documents-to-the-nvc/step-5-collect-supporting-documents.html


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  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
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  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
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  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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4 minutes ago, travis1983 said:

From what I have been told it is needed at the Embassy interview. Either way, it is needed.

The ORIGINAL is needed at the interview.......

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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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