Divorce registration between Shanghai residents and foreigners, overseas Chinese, residents from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan

Item explanation

1. Item

Administrative confirmation on divorce registration for married couples between Shanghai residents and foreigners, overseas Chinese, residents from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan with marriage registered in mainland China

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). Two parties must be divorcing of their own free will

2). Two parties must have reached agreements on child raising, property and liability

3). The marriage registration of the two parties must be done in mainland China

4). Both parties must have full capacity for civil conducts

5). Both parties must go to Shanghai Municipal Marriage Registration Center together to apply for divorce and obtain a divorce certificate.

4. Application material

Shanghai resident:

1). Hukou booklet and ID card

2). Marriage certificate

3). Divorce agreement

Resident from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan:

1). Effective pass and ID card

2). Marriage certificate

3). Divorce agreement

Foreigner, overseas Chinese:

1). Effective passport or other international travel pass

2). Marriage certificate

3). Divorce agreement

Tip: Each should submit two recent two-inch, hatless pictures (size 3.5×4.5 cm).

5. Acceptance department

Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau Marriage Registration Center

6. Procedures for registration

An initial check (on ID cards and marriage certificates), then submit them for approval (filing divorce application claim and divorce agreement), evaluation and registration (issuing divorce certificate).

7. Registration time

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

8. Charges

A basic cost to cover labor and materials of 10 yuan will be charged for each couple.

9. Office hours

1:30pm to 4pm on Monday and Thursday.

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). Divorce agreement must be written in Chinese.

3). Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau Marriage Registration Center provides free service for residents who wish to change marital information on their social security card.