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15 July 2015

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[Life] What are the regulations regarding foreign marriage or divorce with Chinese nationals?

1. Marriage registration is a necessary procedure for a legal marriage.
If a foreigner marries a Chinese national within the Chinese territory, in line with China' s Marriage Law, both parties should register with the Division of Foreign-Related Marriage Registration of the local Civil Affairs Bureau. The foreign party should produce the following documents and materials:
 
(1) Valid passport or other valid international travel documents;
(2) Proof issued by his/her country in China that s/he has no spouse.
 
2. If a foreigner and his/her Chinese spouse voluntarily decide to divorce in China, both parties should go to the Division of Foreign-Related Marriage Registration of the local Civil Affairs Bureau to register for divorce. The foreigner should produce the following documents and materials:
 
(1) Marriage Certificate.
(2) Divorce Agreement signed by both parties;
(3) Valid passport and other valid international travel documents.