Shenzhen Government Online
Q&A
Q: My husband is of American nationality and he wants to live in Shenzhen with no plan to go back. What document does he need? 06-05
A: Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: If your husband does not work in Shenzhen, he is advised to apply for a residence permit for family reunion purposes. Please refer to the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality website for requirements.
Q: Is marriage or divorce registration handled immediately? How long will it take? 04-12
A: Civil Affairs Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Marriage or divorce registration is handled immediately at the marriage registry office, which takes about half an hour.
Q: The child of my foreign friend currently lives with her mother in Shenzhen. That child’s visa is about to expire, and she wants to continue living in Shenzhen with her mother. What type of document should she apply for? 03-11
A: Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: If the immediate family members of a foreigner working in Shenzhen come to the city for a short-time family reunion, they may apply for an S2 visa. If the spouse or children (under 18 years of age) of a foreigner working in Shenzhen want to stay in Shenzhen, they may apply for a residence permit for personal affairs by affiliating with the foreigner. For more details, please refer to the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality website.
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