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Supporting Document for LTVP

Postby bentancm » Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:05 pm

Hi PPle,
I was previously married but divorce in 2002. That was like 9 years ago and it was done in China. Now, I am applying LTVP for my current wife in Singapore, but I am not able to provide the divorce certificate. I have some supporting document to show that the divorce process has been triggered, but I do not have the divorce certificate.

I have lost touch with my ex wife.

Anyone here have similar experience, or can provide any advice?

Concern.
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Re: Supporting Document for LTVP

Postby ksl » Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:31 am

bentancm wrote:Hi PPle,
I was previously married but divorce in 2002. That was like 9 years ago and it was done in China. Now, I am applying LTVP for my current wife in Singapore, but I am not able to provide the divorce certificate. I have some supporting document to show that the divorce process has been triggered, but I do not have the divorce certificate.

I have lost touch with my ex wife.

Anyone here have similar experience, or can provide any advice?

Concern.


You mention your current wife, are you saying that you didn't have to prove you was divorced, before you could marry again. This appears fraught with danger if you ask me!

You need to get the documents from China, if there is a slight chance, you are still married in China, and married in Singapore too, then you can expect a jail term without a doubt. You can just declare you have no chance of getting the divorce document, but I suspect they will refuse LTVSP until you can prove your case, the other criteria you will have to meet is the ability to look after her financially, not sure but i think it's also around 2500$ a month.

And if the person was previously on work permit, then other problems may well arise, if you didn't get permission.

You can however trace the marriage in China and the divorce, if you know where you married, which city and find the registry for that area, which is likely to be the same area for the divorce registration.

If you PM me the City you married in and the city the divorce proceedings started, I'll see if i can locate it on line. No need for names just now as you only need the registry office of marriages & divorce

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Postby bentancm » Mon, 25 Oct 2010 8:18 pm

Hi KSL,
Thanks for your prompt reply. It is fuzhou city, Gu lou Qu, People's Court.
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Postby ksl » Tue, 26 Oct 2010 4:14 pm

bentancm wrote:Hi KSL,
Thanks for your prompt reply. It is fuzhou city, Gu lou Qu, People's Court.


China Fuzhou
Administration of Marriage
Administration of marriages is handled by municipal Civil Affairs Bureau (Minzheng Ju 民政局). Normally, you will have to go to the office in the jurisdiction in which the Chinese partner is registered on her or his hukou (户口)

You can also visit the Chinese Embassy in Singapore and they will be able to help you locate your divorce paper, or at least tell you the address, so you can apply for it. DON"T TELL THEM YOU ARE MARRIED, as you need to know you are divorced first. Try telephone. China Embassy 70 Dalvey Road
tlf: 6471 2117


This is the procedure for divorce in China which may indicate the office you are looking for, though a different City
http://www.china-business-law.com/regis ... oreigners/


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