Getting a marriage visa in Shanghai

Q & A ForumGetting a marriage visa in Shanghai
Keeran Martin asked 3 months ago

Hi
I want to get a family visa in Shanghai as I am married to a Chinese woman, however she is from Sichuan. Does this mean I need to go to Sichuan to get the visa or can I do it in Shanghai? 
Please answer
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1 Answers
ShanghaiExitEntry Staff answered 3 months ago

If your wife only has a Sichuan household registration, then you will only be able to get a family visa through her household registration in Sichuan.
But if your wife is a “New Shanghainese” i.e. acquired a Shanghai household registration, then you will be able to apply at the Shanghai Public Security Bureau (aka exit-entry bureau).

If your wife has a long-term residence permit over 6 months and has her own Shanghai property, then you’re also eligible to apply for a family visa in Shanghai.

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