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i wanna know which marriage is best

Old May 16th 2002, 5:27 pm
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i could marry my gf is shanghai,china this summer,when i go to see her in aug,or wait till she comes to the united states on her student visa,but i heard some where if i try to marry her on a student visa,she will get in trouble,is this true or not,also if i marry her there this summer,will she be able to come on to the usa in july 2003 to study,even though were married,im just real confused right now,anyone who could help me,i would really be very thankful,
also if u know the requiresments i need to marry her,or her marry me here,i would love to know also,
thanks,chris :-)
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Old May 17th 2002, 12:20 am
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You can marry your girl friend while she is here on a student visa. But read this
link carefully before you do decide to do so: http://k1.exit.com/touristhome.html To
help you to decide how best to approach you conundrum suggest you go to:
http://www.mindspring.com/~docsteen/...o/visainfo.htm accept the disclaimer and
click on the "DCF: Which Visa?" link from the menu on the left. the Intro will
explain clearly to you what your options are. Hope this helps. Ranjini

"chinese_lover" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > i could marry my gf is shanghai,china this summer,when i go to see her in aug,or
    > wait till she comes to the united states on her student visa,but i heard some where
    > if i try to marry her on a student visa,she will get in trouble,is this true or
    > not,also if i marry her there this summer,will she be able to come on to the usa in
    > july 2003 to study,even though were married,im just real confused right now,anyone
    > who could help me,i would really be very thankful, also if u know the requiresments
    > i need to marry her,or her marry me here,i would love to know also, thanks,chris
    >
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Old May 17th 2002, 1:20 pm
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Tim
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Unless you are planning to stay in Shanghai for over 6 months, and jump through a
whole lot of other hoops to satisfy their local marriage requirements, I suggest you
get married in the USA. Please read the Shanghai marriage requirements I've pasted in
below. These requirements have been verified as accurate by some Americans I know who
were living in Shanghai and had to follow them. It seems that the requirements in
Shanghai are much stricter than in other places in China.

    > INFORMATION FOR MARRIAGE BETWEEN SHANGHAI RESIDENTS AND FOREIGNERS
    >
    > Both Shanghai residents and foreigners have to come in person to the Shanghai
    > Marriage Administration Office for their marriage registration if they want to get
    > married in Shanghai out of their own will. They have to abide by the regulations
    > set forth in the marriage law, PRC. "the Marriage Registration Administration
    > Ordinances" issued by the Ministry of civil affairs, PRC. "the Shanghai foreigner
    > related marriage Temporary Provision" and "the Shanghai Marriage Registration
    > rules". It is necessary that the legal marriage age be no less than 22 years old
    > for man, and 20 years old for women. Documents for the marriage between Shanghai
    > residents and foreigners are as follows:
    > A. Shanghai residents are required to have:
    > 1. Permanent Residence Booklet and ID card.
    > 2. Marital status certificate issued by the county-level unit, above-county-level
    > unit. where he or she is working, subdistrict office or town peoples govt where
    > he or she is living.
    > 3. Marital status certificate issued by Chinese Embassy or consulate-general abroad
    > for those who have traveled outside China on business or for personal affairs.
    > 4. Divorce paper in case of having divorce history. Foreign authority-issued
    > divorce paper or death dertificate approved bt Chinese embassy or
    > consulate-general in the country where he or she has been.
    >
    > B. Foreigners are required to have:
    > 1. Passport, ID card, or nationality certificate.
    > 2. Foreigners Residence Permit issued by the Shanghai Public Security Bureau,
    > Citizenshio certificate issued by the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Department or
    > temporary residence certificate issued by the Public Security Bureau or the
    > hotel where he or she is living.
    > 3. Notarized marital status certificate or statement approved by the foreign
    > affairs department in his or her own country and then reapproved by the Chinese
    > embassy or consulate-general.
    > 4. Marital status certificate issued by the embassy or consulate general of his or
    > her own country in China (acceptable only for the applicant who has lived in
    > China for over six months in succession.)
    > 5. Original or certified death certificate or divorce paper in case of being
    > widowed or divorced.
    >

If you continue on your path to marry your Chinese sweetheart, you might consider
joining one or both of the Yahoo discussion groups with a special interest in this.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/China-USA-Couples

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Asian-American-Couples

Regards, Tim

chinese_lover <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
    > i could marry my gf is shanghai,china this summer,when i go to see her in aug,or
    > wait till she comes to the united states on her student visa,but i heard some where
    > if i try to marry her on a student visa,she will get in trouble,is this true or
    > not,also if i marry her there this summer,will she be able to come on to the usa in
    > july 2003 to study,even though were married,im just real confused right now,anyone
    > who could help me,i would really be very thankful, also if u know the requiresments
    > i need to marry her,or her marry me here,i would love to know also, thanks,chris
 

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