What are the certificates and documents needed for a marriage registration between a Shanghai citizen and a person identified as a Hong Kong citizen, Macao citizen, Taiwan citizen, Overseas Chinese or foreigner?
(02.20.2008)

The following certificates and documents are needed for the marriage registration between a Shanghai citizen and a person identified as a Hong Kong citizen, Macao citizen, Taiwan citizen, Overseas Chinese or foreigner:

1. Shanghai citizens

Personal registered residence booklet or certificate of the registered residence and ID card (and Social Security Card, if applicable); the declaration document stating the nonexistence of lineal descent or collateral consanguinity within three generations between the two parties and their single status (the declaration form is in unified format and available at the registration authority).

2. Citizens of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

Valid personal passport and ID card; the declaration document issued by the local notarial office to state the nonexistence of lineal descent or collateral consanguinity within three generations between the two parties and their single status (the declaration document will remain valid for 6 months).

3. Overseas Chinese

Valid personal passport and ID card; the declaration document issued by the local notarial office and authenticated by the local Chinese embassy (or consulate) to state the nonexistence of lineal descent or collateral consanguinity within three generations between the two parties and their single status, or the declaration issued by the local Chinese embassy (or consulate) to state the nonexistence of lineal descent or collateral consanguinity within three generations between the two parties and their single status (the certificate will remain valid for 6 months).

4. Foreigners

Valid personal passport or other travel document; the declaration document issued by the local notarial office or authoritative organization and authenticated by the local Chinese embassy (or consulate) to state the nonexistence of lineal descent or collateral consanguinity within three generations between the two parties and their single status, or the declaration document issued by the embassy (or consulate) of their country in China to state the nonexistence of lineal descent or collateral consanguinity within three generations between the two parties and their single status (the certificate will remain valid for 6 months).

Note:

(1) In the case of the documents being written in a foreign language, the applicant must provide a Chinese version translated by an authorized party, and

(2) the applicants must provide three x 2-inch, color, bare-head couple portrait photos, taken recently.