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How long have you been in a relationship with your girlfriend for?
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You need to have been living together as if you married for two years in order to be eligible for an unmarried partners visa, so I'm afraid she would not qualify for this visa.
If you were to intend to be married then you could apply for either a fiance visa so that you can marry here. You must both be over 21 years of age for this and have enough funds to support and house yourselves without the need to access public funds. You would then have to marry here and then she would have to apply for a spouses visa (the same criteria as to age and supporting/housing each other would still apply.
Alternatively you could marry in china and then apply directly for a spouses visa under the same criteria.
If she is not eligible to apply under the points based system for a workers visa (check here:- http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/) or as a student (check here:- http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/), then she is limited to coming for on a 6 months visitor's visa. She would have to leave at the end of the period, otherwise it may jeopardise any future application she would make.
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