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Marriage Registration in China

Revised as of 14 /04 /2008

The applicant who will go to China for marriage registration shall apply for a single/non-marital status certificate. The applicant who is a Chinese citizen shall apply for a certificate in accordance with requirements of Notary Certificate of Single Status.

How to apply

  1. An Affidavit of Single Status signed before a notary public.
  2. Certified by the clerk of Court of the County in which the document is commissioned if applicable. It may be omitted if the authority in item 3 will certify directly to the notary.
  3. Certified by the Secretary of the State in which the document is executed.
  4. Certified by the relevant Consulate - General. You must apply to the correct Consulate - General which holds consular jurisdiction over your area of residence.

For applicants who live in the consular jurisdiction of the Embassy, documents after being certified by the authority in item 3 shall be certified by the U. S. Departments of State Authentication Office, and then by the Embassy.

Documents to be included with applications:

  1. One Authentication Application Form (G1) .
  2. A photocopy of the applicant's passport or driver's license.
  3. The above-mentioned Affidavit of Single Status, and a photocopy of the paper where the notary public and certification officer signs and stamps.

Fees and processing time
  1. The authentication fee of $20 is payable by VISA , MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Company Check or Cash.
    Personal checks are not acceptable. Please make the check payable to Chinese Embassy .
  2. For mail service, an additional 5 dollars PER PACKAGE for handling will be charged. Make sure you read Mail Application Instructions.
  3. The regular processing time is 4 working days. For express service, additional fees of $30 for 1 working day processing(applications presented before 11:30am may be picked up between 2:30pm-3:00pm on the same day), or $20 for 2-3 working days processing will be charged.

Additional information

  • The applicant may only apply for an Affidavit of Single Status.
  • The applicant shall apply for the authentication from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-Generals within 3 months after the Affidavit of Single Status being notarized by the notary public. The Affidavit of Single Status is valid for 6 months after being authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-Generals.
  • According to the Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China, the minimum marriageability age is 22 for men and 20 for women.





On this date of  _________________, I,    (name of affiant) ,

residing at (street and number)  (city)  (state)      (zip code)  


I was born on   (date)   at   (city)    (country)      

I am a (country) citizen. My passport number is           

I am a  (current occupation) . I am employed by (company name and address)                                     

I am currently single, have never been married (or was divorced/widowed on   (date)      and have never been remarried since that date).

Signature of the Affiant: _______________________________

Name in Print:________________________________________


(For the Notary Public)

Subscribed and sworn to before me by (name of affiant)  on this____day of ________________.


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