Marriage registration for foreigners from both sides in mainland China has been suspended

(According to the announcement date of the Ministry of Civil Affairs), from the date of release, the foreigners of both parties will be canceled the marriage registration in Mainland China.

Of Marriage registration between overseas Chinese, residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as marriage registration of foreigners on one side, residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese can still be processed.

Announcement Ministry of Civil Affairs Announcement No. 456

In order to implement the decision-making and deployment of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on reducing permits, optimizing services, and optimizing services, the Ministry of Civil Affairs will now cancel the Ministry of Civil Affairs in accordance with the requirements of the Notice of the General Office of the State Council on Cleaning Up Certification Matters (Guobanfa [2018] No. 47) The 24 items of certification will be announced (see attachment), and the execution will be suspended from the date of announcement. The departmental regulations and normative documents involved in the certification matters shall be promulgated separately after being modified in accordance with the procedures.

Annex: 1. Cancellation of certification items set by departmental regulations (7 items)

2. Cancellation of certification items set in the department s normative documents (17 items)

Catalogue of cancellation of certification matters set by the regulatory documents of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (17 items)

Certificate name, document number and content

Certification materials submitted by both parties when they are non-residents of the Mainland to register marriage in the Mainland

Opinions of the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Several Issues concerning the Implementation of the Marriage Registration Regulations (Min Han [2004] No. 76)

Question Regarding marriage registration for non-Mainland residents

If both parties are foreigners and require marriage registration in the Mainland, if the parties are able to produce the corresponding documents and certification materials as stipulated in the Regulations on Marriage Registration and the party s own country recognizes the validity of the marriage registration of its residents abroad, the place of work or life Registration authorities that have the authority to handle foreign-related marriage registration shall accept it.

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