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Planning to give birth in HK, Romanian living in Zhenzhen

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    Got it, thanks. I wonder if is it any possibility so I could speed up sending these documents? Will check with the hospital in person next week. Thanks Rani, I appreciate the support.

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    I can confirm it takes two weeks for the hospital to send the Birth record to the Birth registry.

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    Thanks Speculator! I take it that you speak out of personal experience.

    Sigh...

    Thank you guys, I will see next week what other options I have here. Cheers.

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    Yes from personal experience was 10days from the date of birth to the birth certificate being ready for collection.

    We then took this straight to the British consulate and it took them another 7 days to issue a British passport.

    we then booked an appointment with HK immigration (from memory we had to wait about 10days for appt but they then issued visa on the spot) to sort out HK visa (presume you would have to get your baby a china visa as baby would not be able to enter china on a romanian passport without a visa).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nela View Post
    Thanks Speculator! I take it that you speak out of personal experience.

    Sigh...

    Thank you guys, I will see next week what other options I have here. Cheers.

    Yes, baby Bethany was born 19th of May and took another 2 weeks to get the Birth Certificate. We prebooked and the process took approx 1hr.

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    Guys, thank you so much for all the useful info. I really appreciate it.

    Yes Nic, the baby most probably would need a Chinese visa, which I can get (I know from some friends experience) in 2 days maximum in HK. The problem is with the passport, the Romanian consulate tells me it takes 30 days with no possibility of speed this up, as they are just an intermediary to Romanian authorities, is not in their hands.

    So then we have a problem! I need to stay in HK about one and a half month after delivery considering all this! I booked already the hospital in HK and all that. Need to check if the deposit is refundable (I doubt).

    Other option that I have is deliver the baby in China, it should be much easier from documents standpoint, but I really wanted to have the baby in HK, due to quality of services in China as well as the fact that I do not speak Chinese...


    Anyway, I will see what I can do. I take it from here.

    Thanks again guys!

    Nela.

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    Cant speak for the Romanian Consulate but I do know of someone who managed to have the British consulate issue their baby's passport in 2 days because of emergency need to travel (they had to go to the UK for a funeral)

    So maybe there is a way for them to rush it through....

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    Yes, they actually told me that they can try to speed this up (they didn’t give me an exact number of days though, but anything is better than the initial 4 MONTHS !!! they told me it takes...)

    I have to find a way, even if I have to rent an apartment in HK or just move there short term...

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