Australian Embassy

General Information on Marriage in China

Overseas Marriage

Getting married overseas

In China, requirements vary between provincial marriage offices. You should first contact the local Chinese foreign marriage office in the province you are planning to get married to confirm the requirements.

Once you are married in China, you will be issued a Chinese marriage certificate. If you intend to use your marriage certificate in Australia, you should contact the Chinese Notary Public Office to arrange for an official notarised translation of the certificate.