I used to live in Taiwan, married to a local girl, we have one child. We split up and I returned to Canada in '98. I tried to bring my child to Canada for education, safety reasons, etc. The child had to go back to Taiwan (a Canadian court decision), so, I haven't seen my kid since '98. Now, I'd like to go back to Taiwan, for a couple of years, to get back in touch with my child. My question: Could I be granted a Visitor's visa on grounds of joining family? I understand a Visitor's visa is good for a maximum of 6 months. Could I get a new Visitor's visa in Hong Kong for another 6 months once the initial visa is finished? I do have my marriage scroll(s) and my child's birth certificate. We were married, and the child was born, in Taiwan.
A point to consider, before deciding whether or not I can get a visitor's visa: My wife (and of course her family) would do all they could to deny me my visa. So, is there anything they can do to thwart me, or are they powerless to intervene?
On the other hand, could I possibly get a Visitor's visa for more than 6 months, on grounds of joining family?
P.S. If anyone's wondering about me bringing my child to Canada, and the Canadian court letting the mother take the kid back to Taiwan, I'll be happy to share the info I have on that with you. But, don't post saying 'The court shouldn't do that/the court can't do that' etc. The court can do that, and did do that. It's a done deal, there ain't nothing I can do. Gotta live with it. [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img]