British Nationals wishing to marry in China

The British Embassy in China is not authorised to perform marriages ceremonies. Marriages in China performed in accordance with Chinese law are generally recognised in UK law. Marrying in Mainland China, require a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI), a document which shows there are no objections to your marriage. Once... Read more →

Canadian National having married in China: Getting Ready for Marriage Immigration

Before you leave Canada, you need to prepare for your marriage immigration. You should go in person to your local Registrar of Marriages to obtain an Affidavit of Marital Status. This certificate costs $50 and proves your single status by confirming that you are not still involved in matrimony with... Read more →

Canadian National Get Married in China with Chinese National

Chinese Visa Requirements As a Canadian citizen you need a visa to visit China. You must make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 more months with at least two blank pages available. After that you must apply for a single entry L-visa. Copy your passport ID... Read more →

General Information on Marriage in China by Australian Nationals

A marriage that is performed legally in China will be recognised by law in Australia , provided that the marriage would also be recognised under Australian law. The process for getting married in China is described below. If you are planning to be married in Australia , all enquiries should... Read more →

What China’s new marriage law has to do with American social conservatism

By LORI | Published: SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 Last month, a new interpretation of Chinese law went into effect that awards ownership of property bought before marriage to the original buyer, rather than to the couple jointly, as the law had previously been. It’s easy to see how this change would... Read more →

New Home Front opens up in Divorce Battleground

When romance ends, property arguments begin. Beijing-based lawyer Zhang Jing said he has been bombarded with inquiries since Saturday, when divorce property rules changed. Previously, marital assets were divided equally unless either party was found guilty of bigamy, domestic violence, abandoning the family or living with a lover for three... Read more →

Foreign-Related Marriage and Divorce in China

A marriage in China between a foreigner and a Chinese citizen or between two foreigners is considered a "foreign-related marriage". According to Article 147 of the General Principles of the Civil Law of the People's Republic of China, marriage of a Chinese citizen to a foreigner shall be bound by... Read more →