Legal Marriages In China

Travelers in China may decide to marry a local. Quite a few foreign men marry Chinese women and some foreign women marry Chinese men. Marriage customs, like almost everything else in China, are changing. Most foreigners face tons of hurdles before a marriage certificate will be granted. Here we are bringing up the Requirements, Documents & Procedure, even Regulation on getting married in China so that you and your partner will be able to marry in China with minimum hassle.

What Documents Are Required

If Chinese citizens apply for marriage registration in China with foreigners (including foreigners who are permanent or temporary in China, Chinese of foreign nationality and foreign nationals who are settled in China),what ‘s the procedure?Both  parties shall jointly apply for registration at the marriage registration office designated by the people’s Government of the province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the central government where the registered permanent residence of one of the Chinese citizens is located.

High angle close up of a ritual at a Chinese wedding ceremony, people passing a bowl of soup.

Chinese Citizens

  • Household register & ID card
  • Marriage status certificate issued by the working unit or urban sub district office and the rural township (town) people’s Government

Foreigners / Chinese Of Foreign Nationality

  • Passport or other identity and nationality certificate
  • The residence certificate of foreigners issued by our public security organ or the identity certificate issued by the foreign affairs department, or the entry and residence certificate for temporary coming to China
  • The marriage status certificate issued by the notary office of the home country and authenticated by the ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • In general, secondary, tertiary and undergraduate students of foreign students are not allowed to get married during their study in school

Wedding couple