Marriage (remarriage) registration between Shanghai residents and foreigners, overseas Chinese, residents from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan

Item explanation

1. Item

Administrative confirmation on marriage (remarriage) registration between Shanghai residents and foreigners, overseas Chinese, residents from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan

2. Legislative base

Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China (April, 28, 2001)

Marriage Registration Regulations (August 8, 2003)

3. Qualifications for acceptance

1). Both parties must meet legal age for marriage–a man above 22 years old and a woman above 20 years old

2). Both parties should be of their own free will and without a spouse

3). Both parties should have no direct consanguinity or collateral consanguinity within three generations

4). Both parties should not suffer from illnesses with which they are not suitable to get married

5). One party must be a permanent resident in Shanghai

6). Both man and woman must go to a marriage registration center in Shanghai together to apply for marriage registration and obtain a marriage certificate

4. Application materials

Shanghai resident:

1). Hukou booklet and ID card

2). Signed document claiming single status, no direct or collateral blood relationships within three generations (go to registration organization to fill a form for the statement)

Resident from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan:

1). Valid passes and ID cards

2). Claims, notarized by a notary organization at the place of residence, of single status, as well as no immediate or indirect blood relatives with the other party, and the genetic relationship within three generations (valid for six months).

Overseas Chinese:

1). A valid passport

2). A declaration (of single status, as well as no immediate or indirect blood relatives with the other party, and the genetic relationship within three generations) issued by notarization organization or other authorities at resident country and approved by the consulate of People’s Republic of China in the country, or a document with the same content issued by the consulate of People’s Republic of China (valid for six months).

Foreigner:

1). Valid passport or other identity document

2). A declaration (of single status, as well as no immediate or indirect blood relatives with the other party, and the genetic relationship within three generations) issued by a notarization organization or other authorities at the resident country and approved by the consulate of People’s Republic of China in the country, or a document with the same content issued by the consulate of People’s Republic of China (valid for six months).

Explanation:

1). If documents are in a foreign language, you must also provide the translated version in Chinese by a designated organization.

2). Submit three color photos of the couple (front and recent photos, upper body without hat, two inches square). The size of the pictures is 6cm×4cm. It is also applicable for remarriages.

5. Acceptance department

Shanghai Municipal Marriage Registration Center

6. Procedures for registration

An initial check (on ID cards and certificates, documents in foreign language and Chinese, photos), then submit them for approval (filing marriage application form), evaluation and registration (issuing marriage certificate).

7. Registration time

A marriage certificate will be issued immediately if the certificates and documents are effective and complete and the marriage fully complies with relevant regulations. Marriage registration will be refused if the marriage fails to comply with relevant regulations, and a written explanation will be issued.

8. Charge standard

A basic cost of labor and material of nine yuan will be charged on each couple.

9. Office hours

9am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday (except Tuesday afternoon).

10. Office address

Third floor, Tower E, East Hall of Everbright Exhibition Center, 82 Caobao Road

11. Staff name:

Zhu Meijun (1-01) Dong Qingyu (1-02) Chen Ying (1-03)

Chen Lili (1-04) Zheng Fang (1-05) Chen Qi (1-06)

Lv Liwen (1-07) He Qiong (1-08) Zhao Yejing (1-09)

12. Telephone number

64325087 (automatic voice) 64325088 (manual)

13. Complaints telephone number

63214261

14. Special explanation:

1). Designated translation company

a. Shanghai Municipal Marriage Service Center

Address: Third floor, Tower E, East Hall of Everbright Exhibition Center, 82 Caobao Road

Telephone: 64325090

b. Translation consultation service department of Shanghai Interpreters' Association

Address: Room 702, 66 Nanjing Road East

Telephone: 63233608

c. Shanghai Jinjiang Foreign Service Co.

Address: No. 191, Changle Road

Telephone: 64721015

d. Shanghai SISU Translation Service Co.

Address: No. 3, Lane 100, East Tiyuhui Road

Telephone: 65877585

2). Marriage certificate-issuing service is free. Please bring your own camera for taking pictures.

3). Shanghai Marriage Registration center provides free service for residents who wish to change their marital information on a social security card.