•  Nationality - person of any nationality can get married in Hong Kong;
 •  Age - person above 16 years old;
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Consent - for person below 21 years old, Consent and Declaration from parents or guardian are required.


>> Ask for details about marriage of person below 21

 •  You shall submit the Notice of Intended Marriage ("the Notice") to the Registrar of Marriages through a civil celebrant within 3 months before the wedding day.
 •  The Registrar of Marriages shall exhibit the Notice for at least 15 clear days in the Marriage Registry.
 •  On the first working day after the lapse of 15 clear days, the Registrar of Marriages shall, if not objected, be ready to issue the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.
 •  Therefore, the Notice must be submitted to the Marriage Registry within the window of 3 months and 17 days before the wedding day.
 •  On receipt of the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages by the civil celebrant, you may get married immediately.
 •  In a nutshell, wedding ceremony shall proceed after the issuance of the Certificate of Registrar of Marriage but within 3 months from the date of the Notice.
 •  The tasks of giving the Notice and conducting wedding ceremony can be performed by two different civil celebrants.

>> Ask for details about giving Notice less than 17 days before wedding

 •  If you are residing outside Hong Kong, you may submit an Overseas Notice of Intended Marriage ("the Overseas Notice") to the Registrar of Marriages for marriage registration in Hong Kong.
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We will email you the application form of the Overseas Notice.

 •  You shall sign the completed Overseas Notice before a Notary Public of your residing country and send it to us by courier.
 •  On your arrival at Hong Kong before the wedding day, you shall attend the Marriage Registry at Admiralty (bringing along your identification documents) and sign the marriage-related documents to complete the application process.
 •  The Certificate of Registrar of Marriages will be issued and handed over to you right away for your delivery to the celebrant who may then proceed to conduct wedding ceremony for you.

>> Ask for details about overseas registration process

 •  You may switch to appoint a celebrant for your wedding ceremony even though your original plan was to get married at the Marriage Registry and application for registration had already been made to the Marriage Registry accordingly.
 •  You may apply in writing to the Marriage Registry for the issuance of the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.
 •  The celebrant may on receipt of the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages proceed to conduct wedding ceremony for you.

>> Ask for details about subsequent celebrant appointment

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Wedding ceremony may be conducted by celebrant anywhere in Hong Kong save and except Marriage Registries and Licensed Places.

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You have to sign a Declaration prior to the ceremony.

 •  You and the 2 witnesses (aged above 18) must produce Hong Kong identity cards or passports for identification purposes.
 •  Ceremony must be conducted in Chinese (including Mandarin and other dialects) or English.
 •  You and the 2 witnesses must sign the Marriage Certificate in duplicate with one copy delivered to the Marriage Registry within 7 days after the wedding day.

>> Ask for details about ceremony process

Please note that the above is for general reference only and should not be treated as legal advice. You may >> contact us for details.