Visa Extension & Marriage to Chinese girl
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#1
| joefern

Visa Extension & Marriage to Chinese girl

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Hello,

I am an Indian national and I would like to get married soon to my chinese girlfriend in India.

The visa she is getting to come to India is single entry tourist visa for one month. Can she get a longer visa and how can she get one.

During her visit to India, we plan to register our marriage and then apply for a long term visa in India. I wanted to know what is the procedure for it and can a tourist visa be changed to a longer term visa on marriage grounds..

What documents will she have to get along to register our marriage.

I hope to receive your comments, which will be of great help.

Thanking you !
Joe

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#2
| Account Closed
If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you'll find a listing of "similar threads." Opening any of those will again feature a list of similar threads at bottom, and so on and so forth.

You may find something for you there, or search around the site some, the question's been discussed before.
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#3
| Maha Guru Member
The short answer as Mach implies is yes. But read the other posts on this to save hassles. There may be a waiting period on the registered marriage so take that into account. I suggest looking at the more general posts about marrying foreign since its a a pretty common matter..
#4
| Account Closed
Yes, but from those other threads (I never actively followed them) I got the impression there may be special regulations in place for Chinese nationals (or was that just for tourists? I don't remember.)

Anyway, do please follow up on those threads listed at bottom of this page, and others they point to. Also, speak to your local FRO or whatever department handles it (I really don't know the details of this), try also
http://mha.gov.in/
[url]htt...nindia.nic.in/
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#5
| Loud Noisy Bird
I think that the last time it came up we found that Chinese citizens are not eligable for PIO cards.

But there is a heap of stuff to research and check out when doing this sort of thing. Any pointers from a site like this one is just for starters!
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#6
| joefern

Visa Extension & Marriage to Chinese girl

Dear All,

I appreciate the time taken to put in your valuable comments.

Though i have been thru those threads, no where did i get information on what documents would my girlfriend needs to carry for marrige registration.

Since she is getting only a months visa, can i extend it further on marriage grounds, would it be much of a hassle to get it. Can i do it in Mumbai or have to go to Delhi.

Thanks agains,
Joe
#7
| Account Closed
I'd really advise you to speak to your local departments/organizations that handle it, and she could talk to the Indian embassy where she lives.

Unless the prospect of her coming there to stay on a tourist visa would raise some alarms with those folks though, in which case you obviously don't want to go and tell them.

(Before some other readers wonder what's it with the Chinese, China and India haven't had the best of relations for the past decades, so to speak).
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#8
| Senior Member
Hi Joe,

In general you can't extend tourist visas, unless you have an emergency. If you get married you can convert it into an x-visa, but check the rules for chinese nationals as they may be different. The fact that they only gave her a 1 month tourist visa when the norm is 6 months doesnt bode well for your future dealings with the immigration folks.
#9
| Member

Visa Extension for chinese spouse

Hi Joe,
Ask your girlfriend to take an Entry visa(X type) from Indian consulate of china in place of Tourist visa ( T type). In india, an extension is granted on X type of visa not on T type visa. After getting married here, try to take marriage certificate as soon as possible. For this purpose, i will advice you to get married in Bandra court by "special marriage act, 1954" if you are residing in mumbai. After getting marriage certificate, meet to FRRO officer in VT and apply for visa extension. It is granted only for 5 years. After 5 years, you have to apply again. These days, they are giving visa extension just for 1 year. Later you can hope for longer period of visa. Should you require more information on it, you can send mail to my id...(xiao_yunxi@yahoo.com)
#10
| Loud Noisy Bird
a "girlfriend" does not get given an "X" (Entry) visa. Hey! If they did everybody would suddenly find a boy or girl in India.

However, a wife can have her tourist visa converted to Entry visa.
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#11
| Member

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

a "girlfriend" does not get given an "X" (Entry) visa. Hey! If they did everybody would suddenly find a boy or girl in India.

However, a wife can have her tourist visa converted to Entry visa.


the problem is tourist visa can't be converted to any kind of visa.and only 1 month tour visa she can get from china,it is not enough at all.so she has to try to take entry visa from china.i am from china and i know it very well.
#12
| Loud Noisy Bird
That is the problem, but it can be converted, in India, on the grounds of marriage to a resident Indian citizen.

Getting an 'X' visa is very difficult before marriage.

But please tell us more about your experience with this, as it will be valuable for other, and future, members. We have had a number of enquiries about the situation for Chinese/India marriage. As you know, it is complicated by the relationship between the two countries.

No obligation, of course! It is your personal business, but as far as you feel able to make public, it would be good to know.

I am from UK, married to an Indian citizen. I got married in India on a tourist visa (they would not give me anything else before marriage) and then got an X visa for the next year.
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#13
| Member
Hi,
X visa could be given if your girlfriend tell the intention of getting married in india to consulate officer. I have got it before my marriage in india.
#14
| Member

PIO card for your chinese girlfriend

Hi,
Good news for you mate. I am an Indian married to a chinese girl and I have just got the PIO card for her.

You just need your marriage certificate as a proof to get the PIO card and it was processed in just 14 days.
#15
| Member
Hey, Xfactor, your chinese girlfriend got a PIO card??!!

My last impression was that PIO card is not open to Chinese nationals.

Can you confirm me on this. Where did u get it?

I am sure it would be a great news for the chinese - indian couples.