|Information on Getting Married in China|
Overseas Chinese and foreigners wishing to go to
Before going to
1. To make Statutory Declaration either in front of a registered solicitor or to a Notary Public including Name, Sex, Date and Place of Birth, Nationality, Passport or ID card number, Occupation, Address and Marital status (never married, divorced or widowed).
2. To have the Declaration authenticated by the Legalization Office of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and legalized finally by the Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Consulate General. The documents are valid for 6 months since the date of legalization.
3. The above-mentioned documents can not be legalized on the same day by the Chinese Embassy or the Consulate General. It will be done in 10 days. The fee is £12 per document. Express service takes 2-3 working days and the supplement charge is £15 per document. The applications can be made either in person or through a third party, such as a solicitor, courier or a travel agent.
4. After entering China with the above-mentioned documents and a valid Chinese Visa, you should go together with your fiance / fiancee and submit in person your marriage application to the marriage registration office of the local government above county level where the Chinese fiance / fiancee resides, and have your health checked by a designated hospital. The marriage can be registered only after the application is ratified, and the Marriage Certificate is issued upon registration.
The information above is subject to change without notice.