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What are the documents needed when Chinese citizens and foreigners are to applying for marriage registration?

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Updated: Aug 23,2014 6:07 PM     

Chinese citizens and foreigners who apply for marriage registration are required to present the following certificates and documents:

1.For Chinese citizens:

(1)Household registration certificate;

(2)Resident identification card;

(3)Marital status certification issued by the people’s government at the county level or above, which is stationed in locality where the applicant has his/her residence registration, or by a government department, a school, an institution, or an enterprise at the county level or above, which is the applicants’ work place.

2.For foreigners:

(1)Applicant’s passport, or identification certificate or nationality certificate;

(2)“Residence Permit for Foreigners ” signed and issued by the public security department, or identification certificate issued by foreign affairs department, or entry permit and residence permit for foreigners who come to China for short stay;

(3)Marital status certification issued by the notary office of the applicant’s country and confirmed by both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or a department authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) of the applicant’s country and the Chinese embassy or consulate in the said foreign country; or marital status certification issued by the embassy or consulate of the said foreign country in China.

3.For resident foreigners in China

(1)Applicant’s passport, or identification certificate or nationality certificate used to substitute for passport, or identification certificate or nationality certificate used to substitute for passport (those who have no nationality may be exempted from presenting their nationality certificates;

(2)“Residence Permit for Foreigners” signed and issued by the public security department;

(3)Marital status certification signed and issued either by the people’s government at the county level or above, which is stationed in the locality where the applicant has his/her residence registration, or by a government department, a school, an institution, or an enterprise at the county level or above, which is the applicant’s place of work; In addition, both the man and the woman applying for the marriage registration shall also present the pre-marital health check-up report signed and issued by a hospital designated by the marriage registration department.

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