Steps of transnational marriages

Updated: 2011-09-10 09:40

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Step 1: Submit the required documents

(1) completed marriage registration application form (available at the marriage registration office). (The appropriate marriage registration office will be the one in the jurisdiction in which the Chinese partner is registered [the location of the hukou].) Chinese Partner

(2) A certificate of marriage ability (obtainable from his/ her dan wei)

(3) A certificate of birth

(4) Household registration book (hukou)

(5) A health certificate (obtainable from a regional-level local hospital)

(6) A letter from the parents of the Chinese partner giving permission for their child to marry a foreigner (this letter should include the index fingerprint of both parents below their signatures and date) Foreign Partner

(7) A current passport

(8) Chinese residence permit

(9) A health certificate from a local hospital designated by the marriage registration office

(10) Three photos of the marrying couple, taken together

(11) A registration fee

(12) A certification of marriage ability

Step 2: It now takes the marriage registration office about an hour or so to review the submitted documents and approve of the application.

Step 3: Congratulations Once the marriage registration office approves of the application and registers the marriage, it will issue a marriage certificate to be picked up by the couple.