My point being that the last three times I went to get my JFRV this was not required no matter where you lived. There was no need to show an ID of your wife/husband, no need for a contract, bill or other proof of where you lived. I only had to do that when I was doing the yearly visa renewals before I was married. Why did they change this, just to change it?
Here is the “pink slip” I was given the first time I went. Note the mistake in the picture size by the way, it should read a 2in photo. You know the normal size that everyone uses.
It would have been nice if someone had told me this. When I called the agency the first time they directed me the website, BUT the website doesn’t mention this!!! Have checked the Chinese version also, and nope, not there! But I will dig further and see if I can find it. The Information for foreigners line was clueless about this also. If the law changed in January 2007, why wasn’t the information widely published, and why wasn’t this card sent with the little white piece of paper I was sent in the mail telling me I had 30 days to renew my visa. And why wouldn’t this little piece of paper be enough to verify that I actually live at the place I tell them I live and the place that is already on my ARC, if I didn’t live there how could I get that little white piece of paper?!
I think this will be useful for some of you.