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Old 10-24-2010, 06:28 AM
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Any vagueness of proof is always going to have the onus on the provider and of course anything at all you have to show a common address is applicable.
When you have been travelling and staying with family for some of that time from December on, that is where you will need to have sound evidence and just relying on statements may not cut it for if Immi started saying that's OK, you can imagine there would be a flood of statements coming.
And 11 months is not 12!





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Any vagueness of proof is always going to have the onus on the provider and of course anything at all you have to show a common address is applicable.
When you have been travelling and staying with family for some of that time from December on, that is where you will need to have sound evidence and just relying on statements may not cut it for if Immi started saying that's OK, you can imagine there would be a flood of statements coming.
And 11 months is not 12!
Well the onus is of course on the provider, but personally i'd have thought joint contract, residence permit at the same address should be enough (in combination with evidence from the other financial / social etc evidence categories) but at the moment I am not so sure.

If the Immi department stated exactly what they wanted (as they do in many cases, such as having to have 100 points of evidence etc) then perhaps they would spend less time processing applications.

In anycase I understand their position (i.e. not everyone is the same) and I am writing these things from my perspective, but it would be nice to have some more certainty when lives are at stake.


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Hi thanks for the reply Joolz and Wanderer its appreciated.

Joolz, I have some questions about the police check that you mentioned. My partner is from the Russian federation and it is our plan to submit a police check for China and Russia with our application. But I am unclear by what you mean by get one before you leave the country.
Applicant. If you are an Australian and sponsoring your Russian Fed. partner, then you won't need one. However, I stress, make sure your partner gets the police clearance BEFORE you leave China. It is a complete pain in the backside trying to get it afterwards , especially if you don't speak/read/write Chinese. As mentioned, I've found it impossible to get mine.


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Applicant. If you are an Australian and sponsoring your Russian Fed. partner, then you won't need one. However, I stress, make sure your partner gets the police clearance BEFORE you leave China. It is a complete pain in the backside trying to get it afterwards , especially if you don't speak/read/write Chinese. As mentioned, I've found it impossible to get mine.
Yes, we are actually applying for it on Friday. Also my partner is able to speak / read / write chinese as well which is good.


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I know its obviously too late for your situation but for anyone else reading this thread I just wanted to mention that it is possible in some places to get a joint bank account in China. In some of the major cities like Beijing ICBC do joint accounts... and in the south in Shenzhen SCB also do joint accounts if you are married. In other place like 'Tianjin' it is impossible.


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I know its obviously too late for your situation but for anyone else reading this thread I just wanted to mention that it is possible in some places to get a joint bank account in China. In some of the major cities like Beijing ICBC do joint accounts... and in the south in Shenzhen SCB also do joint accounts if you are married. In other place like 'Tianjin' it is impossible.
Well perhaps so, but it is not an easy thing to set up as a foreigner - particularly when there is no discernible reason to do so other than to satisfy the visa requirements.

We had joint accounts in Australia which were probably considered more important anyway. We got our visa on the 8th of March, so all is good.


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Congratulations! That seems like a really short time to wait for the visa, we are being quoted 10 months if we apply offshore here in China. I only hope my partner and I can acheive the same result..


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Congratulations! That seems like a really short time to wait for the visa, we are being quoted 10 months if we apply offshore here in China. I only hope my partner and I can acheive the same result..
Yes, it was quicker than we thought too...

I guess it is all case dependent, but we had an easy run I must say. I think they try to wear down your expectations so that you aren't disappointed with delays etc.


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