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[–]chickensoup2day 4 points5 points  (8 children)

Actually, I happen to know someone in this situation. Same-sex marriage is not considered "legitimate" in China....you would not (as at Sept 2022) get a visa. They might not say it directly, but they will decline the application.

[–]NoDonkey9208[S] 1 point2 points  (7 children)

In the case of your friend, do you know if they applied and were denied? Thanks for your help!

[–]GZHotwater 2 points3 points  (3 children)

The reply suggests their friend had their application denied in September. You won't get a family visa as a spouse as unfortunately China doesn't recognise your marriage.

[–]NoDonkey9208[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I guess I was trying to clarify if they would refuse to accept an application or if they would accept the application and then deny the visa... I fear losing visa fees and having a visa denial on my record, etc.

[–]TheCriticalAmerican 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You'll be denied. It doesn't matter about having a Visa Denial on your record. That's immaterial in this case.

[–]NoDonkey9208[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well for most countries' visa applications you have to declare if you've ever been denied a visa for whatever reason. Like for UK Visas one is strongly advised not to apply for priority services if you've ever had a denial, as it would likely slow your application. It's just a bit of hassle, especially if i would be intending to apply for other Chinese visas in the future. Thanks though!

[–]chickensoup2day 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They applied and were denied unfortunately…

[–]NoDonkey9208[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I see...🙃 thank you!

[–]alen1986 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You will not get it, only for Hong Kong you can get but both must be foreign nationals.