Registration of a Marriage

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Giving of Notice of Intended Marriage

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Introduction

Marriage is a new stage of life when a couple makes life-long commitment to each other. Before you speak the wedding vows to your beloved, please remember to register your marriage.

The minimum age for getting married is 16 years of age (Gregorian reckoning). There are no residential requirements for marriage and the marrying parties may be of any nationality.

Under the Laws of Hong Kong, you will have to go through the following procedures for solemnizing a marriage in Hong Kong:

  • Either one of you has to give a Notice of Intended Marriage (the notice) to the Registrar of Marriages (the Registrar) in the prescribed form either directly or through a civil celebrant of marriages.
  • The Registrar shall exhibit Part I of the notice in his office until the issue of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages or the expiry of the 3-month period.
  • The Registrar may, at least 15 days after the giving of a notice, issue a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages to enable you to celebrate your marriage within 3 months from the date of notice giving if all the statutory requirements are met.
  • A marriage has to take place at a marriage registry by a Registrar; or in a licensed place of worship by a competent minister or at any other place in Hong Kong by a civil celebrant of marriages.

If the marriage does not take place within 3 months after the giving of the notice, the notice and all proceedings thereupon shall be void. You have to give another notice before getting married.

You can click on the drop down menu at top of the page for more information of registration of a marriage, including giving the notice on the prescribed form from places outside Hong Kong, celebrating your marriage in different venues as well as post-registration of marriage taken place in Hong Kong before 7 October 1971.

Who Needs to Give a Notice of Intended Marriage

No matter where and how you are going to celebrate your marriage in Hong Kong, a Notice of Intended Marriage (the notice) on the prescribed form (Form MR1(S)) must be given in advance to a marriage registry.

When and Where to Give a Notice of Intended Marriage

Under the Laws of Hong Kong, a marriage should be taken place after a notice has been exhibited at the Registrar’s office for at least 15 clear days and within 3 months after the giving of the notice. Therefore, you should give a notice no earlier than 3 months but at least 15 days before the date of your intended marriage.

You may make an appointment booking at a marriage registry for giving the notice. Alternatively, you may choose to give the notice through a Civil Celebrant of Marriages.

Applying

Giving of Notice of Intended Marriage

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How to Give a Notice of Intended Marriage

Unless you are living outside Hong Kong, one or both of you are required to give the notice at the marriage registry in person or through a civil celebrant of marriages.

To give a notice, both of you are required to provide your Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document. It is not necessary for you to fill in any application form at the time the notice is given. However, to facilitate our completion and printing of the notice for you, the following personal particulars of both of you must be provided:

  • name and surname
  • marital condition (i.e. whether you are a bachelor/spinster; widower/widow; a divorced person; or previously married by any form of marriage)
  • occupation
  • age
  • residential address
  • the full name of your parents
  • in the case of either party is under the age of 21 – the name, address and capacity of the person consenting to the marriage (i.e. the relevant person or persons specified in the Third Schedule to the Marriage Ordinance)

To help shorten the counter processing time at the Registrar's office of giving the notice, you may submit in advance the information required for registration of marriage using our online service. You may also choose to download the ‘Information Required for Registration of Marriage’ (Form MR21B) for completion and submit the completed form at the time the notice is given. Please note that the information sheet is neither an application form nor a notice.

Information Required for Registration of Marriage (Form MR 21B)

Special Requirements for Persons Aged below 21, Divorced Persons or Widows/Widowers

For marriage of persons aged below 21, divorced persons or widows/widowers, they are required to provide additional supporting documents upon giving of notice.

Persons aged below 21

  • If, on the date of intended marriage, either party is under the age of 21 but of or above the age of 16 and not a widower or a widow, the consent in writing of the relevant person or persons specified in the Third Schedule to the Marriage Ordinance must be produced to the Registrar of Marriages upon giving of the notice.
  • The form for giving such consent (Form MR4) can be obtained from a marriage registry other than the City Hall Marriage Registry and the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry or through a civil celebrant of marriages.  It can also be downloaded from the link below.
  • If the person making the consent is not in Hong Kong, the completed Form MR4 should be authenticated by a Notary Public.  
  • If the written consent is given by the natural parent of the party, the party should provide the following documents upon giving of the notice:
    1. the original or certified copy of the birth certificate of the party who is requiring the consent;
    2. the original or certified copy of the marriage certificate of the parents and parent’s statutory declaration in writing to declare that the custodial right of the party has never been deprived by Order of any Court if a valid marriage subsists between the parents;
    3. the original or certified copy of the Order of custodial right from court if the parents are divorced or separated by Order of any Court;
    4. mother’s statutory declaration in writing to declare that the custodial right of the party has never been deprived by Order of any Court if the party is an illegitimate person.
  • If there is no such person capable of consenting, the party may apply to a District Judge for such consent.
  • Statutory declaration should be made and sworn or affirmed before a Registrar or a civil celebrant of marriages.
  • If the person making the declaration is not in Hong Kong, the statutory declaration form should be authenticated by a Notary Public.  
  • If the required supporting documents are not written in English or Chinese, certified translations of such are required.

Consent to the marriage of a minor (Form MR 4)

Divorced Person

  • In the case of a divorced person, proof of the dissolution of the former marriage by decree pronounced by a competent court is required upon giving of the notice.  Before the marriage takes place, a sealed certified copy of the court’s final decree must be produced to the Registrar.
  • If the divorce takes place outside Hong Kong, proof of domicile in the country where the divorce takes place is required upon giving of the notice.  Otherwise, a declaration signed by the divorced person declaring his nationality and residence on the date of institution and approval of the divorce should be provided.  The statutory declaration should be made and sworn or affirmed before a Registrar or a civil celebrant of marriages.  
  • If the person making the declaration is not in Hong Kong, the declaration should be authenticated by a Notary Public.  
  • If the divorce documents are not written in English or Chinese, certified translations of such are required.

Widower or Widow

  • In the case of a widower or widow, proof of former marriage and death certificate of former spouse are required upon giving of the notice.
  • If the required documents are not written in English or Chinese, certified translations of such are required.
Where to Give a Notice of Intended Marriage

If you are going to celebrate your marriage at the City Hall Marriage Registry or the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry, you should give the notice at the Marriage Registration and Records Office. If your marriage is to be celebrated at any other marriage registry, you should give the notice at the respective registry.

If your proposed marriage is to take place in a licensed place of worship or to be celebrated by a civil celebrant of marriages, you can give the notice at the Marriage Registration and Records Office or a marriage registry other than the City Hall Marriage Registry or the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry.

Addresses and office hours of marriage registries

You may also give the notice through a civil celebrant of marriages.

Engaging a Civil Celebrant of Marriages

If you intend to give the notice through a civil celebrant of marriages, you can refer to the following links for what you need to do and to know before you engage a civil celebrant of marriages in order to arrange a marriage ceremony smoothly.

Information Leaflet for the Marrying Parties (pdf file)

List of appointed civil celebrants of marriages (pdf file)

Code of Practice for Civil Celebrants of Marriages (pdf file)

Appointment Booking for Giving a Notice of Intended Marriage

You can book an appointment for giving notice through the Internet (www.gov.hk/marriagebooking) or by telephone (dial (852) 3102 3883 using a touch-tone telephone). The booking service is provided round-the-clock free of charge. The appointment is given on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that only one appointment could be made by each couple.

Appointment booking for marriages to be taken place at a marriage registry

Two types of booking are provided for you to select. Here below are the details.

(i) Appointment booking with priority for choosing marriage hall allotted

At the time when you make the appointment booking for giving notice, if you plan to have your marriage celebrated at a marriage registry on a selected date, and also wish to reserve a specific marriage hall through the appointment booking system, you should make the appointment within 14 days before the 3-month period from the date of marriage.

To illustrate as an example:

Planned date
of marriage

Earliest appointment date of giving
notice of intended marriage (1st working day
of the 3-month period before the planned date
of marriage)

14-day period during

which an appointment can be

booked for giving notice

27/05/2015

27/02/2015

13/02/2015 - 26/02/2015

01/08/2015

02/05/2015
(01/05/2015 is a General Holiday)

18/04/2015 - 01/05/2015

As illustrated in the example above, the date of appointment given will not be earlier than the first working day (Monday to Saturday, except General Holidays) within the 3-month period before the date of marriage.

If there are available time slots for marriage ceremony on your selected date of intended marriage at the specified marriage registry, after successfully making an appointment, the system will provide you with:

(a) the date and time for giving notice, and

(b) a priority number for your choosing a time slot for marriage ceremony.

On the appointment day when you give the notice, you will be arranged in accordance with your priority number to select the exact time slot that may then be available for your marriage ceremony.

[Important note: Please attend the selected marriage registry/office to give the notice as scheduled. Failing to turn up on time, both your booking made and your priority for selecting marriage hall as reserved through the booking system will lapse.]

(ii) Appointment booking without priority for choosing marriage hall reserved

If you intend to have your marriage celebrated at a marriage registry and,

  1. you have no definite preference for any particular date of marriage, or
  2. you have missed the 14 days before the 3-month period as illustrated in the example in paragraph (i) above,

you will be able to make an appointment booking for a registry / office you choose for giving of notice of intended marriage only. On first-come-first-served basis, the appointment day that may be available to you for giving notice will be within 12 working days, starting from the next working day of the date when you make the appointment.

On the day of giving the notice at the registry/office, you may select the date and time of your marriage at the marriage registry, subject to the availability of marriage quota left at the registry.

Please note that the marrying parties may, subject to the relevant provision of the Marriage Ordinance, contract a marriage only after a notice has been exhibited in the marriage registry for 15 clear days, and the issue of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages. The date of marriage that you select should be 15 days after the date of giving notice but within 3 months' validity of the notice.

Marriages to be celebrated at a licensed place of worship or by a civil celebrant

If you intend to celebrate your marriage at a licensed place of worship or by a civil celebrant of marriages, you can make an appointment by selecting a registry/office for giving notice on a day within 12 working days starting from the next working day from the date when you make the appointment.

Online Submission of Information Required for Registration of Marriage

If you have successfully made an appointment for giving the notice at the marriage registry, we recommend you to submit the information required for registration of marriage using our online service at least one day before the scheduled appointment.

Processing Time

The processing time for giving Notice of Intended Marriage at the counter in a marriage registry is around 30 minutes. It may take longer for some complicated cases.

Fee

The prescribed fee for giving and exhibition of the notice is HK$305.

For notice given at the Marriage Registration and Records Office or a marriage registry, payment can be made by cash, EPS, crossed cheque or cashier's order in Hong Kong dollars payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region".  Post dated cheques will not be accepted.

After Applying

Giving of Notice of Intended Marriage

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Exhibition of Notice of Intended Marriage

Part I of the notice will be exhibited at the marriage registries (other than the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry and City Hall Marriage Registry) and Marriage Registration and Records Office for at least 15 clear days.

During this period, any person who is authorised by law to object to your proposed marriage may do so. If no objection is received after the period of 15 clear days and all the legal requirements are met, the marriage may take place in accordance with the Marriage Ordinance after the issue of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages by a Registrar.

If the proposed marriage is to take place in a licensed place of worship, or celebrated by a civil celebrant, the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages will be issued directly to either of the marrying parties or through the civil celebrant nominated by either party.

Please note that no marriage shall be celebrated in a licensed place of worship or by a civil celebrant in the absence of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.

The marriage must take place within 3 months from the date of giving the notice. Otherwise, the notice becomes void and marrying parties need to submit another notice afresh before the marriage can take place.

Arrangement of the Marriage Ceremony

If you plan to have your marriage celebrated at a marriage registry, and have made an appointment booking with priority for choosing marriage hall allotted, you will be arranged in accordance with your priority number to select the exact time slot that may then be available for your marriage ceremony. If your appointment booking was made without priority for choosing marriage hall reserved, you may select the date and time of your marriage at the marriage registry, subject to the availability of marriage quota left at the registry.

If the proposed marriage is to take place in a licensed place of worship, or celebrated by a civil celebrant, you should consult the officiating minister or civil celebrant for the exact date, time and place of the wedding. You should also ensure that a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages has been issued before the ceremony takes place.

To learn more about celebration of marriage and the related registration fee, you can click on the drop down menu at top of the page for “Celebration of Marriage”.

Before Applying

Giving of Notice of Intended Marriage outside Hong Kong

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Who May Give Notice from Places Outside Hong Kong

No matter where and how you are going to celebrate your marriage, a Notice of Intended Marriage (the notice) on the prescribed form (Form MR1(S)) must be given in advance.

If both of you are currently living outside Hong Kong and intend to get married in Hong Kong, you may give the notice outside Hong Kong

Applying

Giving of Notice of Intended Marriage outside Hong Kong

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How to Give Notice from Places Outside Hong Kong

You should write direct to the Marriage Registration and Records Office at the address below for a copy of Notice of Intended Marriage form and information sheet "Information Required for Registration of Marriage" for completion. 

The Marriage Registration and Records Office
3/F, Low Block
Queensway Government Offices
66 Queensway
Hong Kong

You may also choose to send email to the Immigration Department at the enquiry@immd.gov.hk for the form and information sheet.

The completed notice form with your signature should be authenticated by a Notary Public of the country where you live. The authenticated notice, the completed information sheet together with the supporting documents and the bank draft being the payment of the prescribed fee should be sent by registered airmail or submit through your contact person in Hong Kong or a civil celebrant of marriages to the Marriage Registration and Records Office.

Engaging a Civil Celebrant of Marriages

If you intend to give the notice through a civil celebrant of marriages, you can refer to the following links for what you need to do and to know before you engage a civil celebrant of marriages in order to arrange a marriage ceremony smoothly.

Information Leaflet for the Marrying Parties (pdf file)

List of appointed civil celebrants of marriages (pdf file)

Code of Practice for Civil Celebrants of Marriages (pdf file)

Supporting Documents and Other Requirements

Both of you are required to provide the photocopy of your Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document.

For marriage of persons aged below 21, divorced persons or widows/widowers, they are required to provide additional supporting documents upon giving of notice.

Persons aged below 21

  • If, on the date of intended marriage, either party is under the age of 21 but of or above the age of 16 and not a widower or a widow, the consent in writing of the relevant person or persons specified in the Third Schedule to the Marriage Ordinance must be produced to the Registrar of Marriages upon giving of the notice.
  • The form for giving such consent (Form MR4) can be obtained from a marriage registry other than the City Hall Marriage Registry and the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry or through a civil celebrant of marriages.  It can also be downloaded from the link below.
  • If the person making the consent is not in Hong Kong, the completed Form MR4 should be authenticated by a Notary Public.  
  • If the written consent is given by the natural parent of the party, the party should provide the following documents upon giving of the notice:
    1. the original or certified copy of the birth certificate of the party who is requiring the consent;
    2. the original or certified copy of the marriage certificate of the parents and parent’s statutory declaration in writing to declare that the custodial right of the party has never been deprived by Order of any Court if a valid marriage subsists between the parents;
    3. the original or certified copy of the Order of custodial right from court if the parents are divorced or separated by Order of any Court;
    4. mother’s statutory declaration in writing to declare that the custodial right of the party has never been deprived by Order of any Court if the party is an illegitimate person.
  • If there is no such person capable of consenting, the party may apply to a District Judge for such consent.
  • Statutory declaration should be made and sworn or affirmed before a Registrar or a civil celebrant of marriages.
  • If the person making the declaration is not in Hong Kong, the statutory declaration form should be authenticated by a Notary Public.  
  • If the required supporting documents are not written in English or Chinese, certified translations of such are required.

Consent to the marriage of a minor (Form MR 4)

Divorced Person

  • In the case of a divorced person, proof of the dissolution of the former marriage by decree pronounced by a competent court is required upon giving of the notice.  Before the marriage takes place, a sealed certified copy of the court’s final decree must be produced to the Registrar.
  • If the divorce takes place outside Hong Kong, proof of domicile in the country where the divorce takes place is required upon giving of the notice.  Otherwise, a declaration signed by the divorced person declaring his nationality and residence on the date of institution and approval of the divorce should be provided.  The statutory declaration should be made and sworn or affirmed before a Registrar or a civil celebrant of marriages.  
  • If the person making the declaration is not in Hong Kong, the declaration should be authenticated by a Notary Public.  
  • If the divorce documents are not written in English or Chinese, certified translations of such are required.

Widower or Widow

  • In the case of a widower or widow, proof of former marriage and death certificate of former spouse are required upon giving of the notice.
  • If the required documents are not written in English or Chinese, certified translations of such are required.
Fee

The prescribed fee for giving and exhibition of Notice of Intended Marriage is HK$305.

You should send in bank draft in Hong Kong dollars payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" together with the completed notice.  If the bank draft is not drawable in Hong Kong currency, you should pay for an additional bank handling commission of HK$100 for exchanging of currency.  Please do not send in cash.

If your notice is given through your contact person in Hong Kong, payment can be made by cash, EPS, crossed cheque or cashier's order in Hong Kong dollars payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" by your contact person.  Post dated cheques will not be accepted.

After Applying

Giving of Notice of Intended Marriage outside Hong Kong

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Exhibition of Notice of Intended Marriage

The notice takes effect from the date following the date of the receipt of the authenticated notice with all the supporting documents and prescribed fee at the Marriage Registration and Records Office. It will be exhibited for at least 15 clear days.  To learn more about exhibition of Notice of Intended Marriage, you can click on the drop down menu at top of the page for “Giving Notice of Intended Marriage”.

Issue of Certificate of Registrar of Marriages

A Certificate of Registrar of Marriages will be issued if:

  • one of the proposed parties had made an affidavit before the Registrar in accordance with section 12 of the Marriage Ordinance, Cap. 181, or if such an affidavit (made before a civil celebrant) had been transmitted by the civil celebrant to the Registrar;
  • no objection is received after the exhibition of the notice for a period of 15 clear days; and
  • all other legal requirements are met.

Your marriage may take place in accordance with the Marriage Ordinance after the issue of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.  

If you intend to celebrate your marriage in a licensed place of worship or by a civil celebrant of marriages, the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages will be issued to you after arrival at Hong Kong, your contact person or your civil celebrant of marriages.  

Please note that no marriage shall be celebrated in a licensed place of worship or by a civil celebrant in the absence of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.  

The marriage must take place within 3 months from the effective date of the notice.  Otherwise, the notice becomes void and fresh notice must be given before the marriage can take place.

Affidavit Prior to Issue of Certificate of Registrar of Marriages

Both of you should, after your arrival at Hong Kong, attend the Marriage Registration and Records Office within office hours or meet your civil celebrant, bringing along your travel documents and originals of the documents which you have submitted earlier.  The party giving the notice should make an affidavit before the Registrar or the civil celebrant that there is no impediment of kindred or affinity or any other lawful hindrance to the marriage. Ample time should be allowed for the civil celebrant to transmit the affidavit to the Registrar for the issue of the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.

Arrangement of the Ceremony

If you intend to celebrate your marriage in a marriage registry, you may indicate your preference about date of marriage and registry on the information sheet.  A reply will be sent to you to confirm the appointment for marriage ceremony after receipt of the authenticated notice, the prescribed fee, and supporting documents.  Please note that the marriage registry has quota limit of marriage appointment.  To facilitate the alternative arrangement, you may provide several preferences of marriage appointment and your email address for easy communication.

If your marriage is to take place in a licensed place of worship or to be celebrated by a civil celebrant of marriages, you should consult the officiating minister or civil celebrant of marriages for the exact date, time and place of wedding.  Please also ensure that a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages has been issued before the ceremony takes place.

To learn more about celebration of marriage and the related registration fee, you can click on the drop down menu at top of the page for “Celebration of Marriage”.

Before Applying

Application for Post-registration of Marriage

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Who May Apply

If you and your spouse celebrated a customary or validated marriage in Hong Kong before 7 October 1971, you may apply for post-registration of marriage. Where the other party of the marriage disputes in the application or his/her whereabouts is unknown, the applicant may apply for post-registration of marriage alone by producing a Court Order declaring that a customary or validated marriage subsists.

Applying

Application for Post-registration of Marriage

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Where to Register

You should apply for post-registration of marriage in person at the Marriage Registration and Records office or any marriage registry except City Hall Marriage Registry and Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry.

Addresses and Office Hours of Marriage Registries

Supporting Documents and Other Requirements

You are required to produce evidence indicating your customary or validated marriage celebrated in Hong Kong before 7 October 1971. Two witnesses of the marriage are required to give statutory declarations to confirm their presence during the wedding ceremony.

Fees

Filing of application for registration of marriage: HK$140
Certificate of registration of marriage for post-registered marriage: HK$425 per copy

After Applying

Application for Post-registration of Marriage

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Notification of Result

If your application is approved, you will be notified to attend in person for signing and collecting the marriage certificate at our marriage registry.

Before Applying

Celebration of Marriage

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Introduction

Your marriage can be celebrated in Hong Kong at a marriage registry by a Registrar or at a licensed place of worship by a competent minister.  You may also appoint a civil celebrant of marriages to celebrate your marriage at any hour and any place in Hong Kong other than the office of the Registrar and a licensed place of worship.

Applying

Celebration of Marriage

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Marriage Ceremony

Before celebration of your marriage by the Registrar or a civil celebrant, each of you will sign a written declaration before the Registrar or the civil celebrant for the acknowledgement of the monogamy and legality of the marriage. If any party of the marriage doesn’t know Chinese or English, the declaration shall be interpreted to such party in his or her own language before the Registrar or civil celebrant. The person interpreting the declaration should subscribe his or her name to it as interpreter.

No matter where you celebrate your marriage, the marriage shall take place before two or more witnesses. The certificate of marriage will be signed in duplicate by the Registrar, the officiating minister or the civil celebrant, by the parties and two witnesses aged 18 or above. The original certificate of marriage will be delivered to the marrying parties after the marriage ceremony and the duplicate will be filed by the Registrar.

Other Points to Note on the Wedding Day

Marriages Taken Place at a Marriage Registry

  • On the wedding day, both of you should attend 15 minutes before the time arranged with the Registrar.
  • You should bring your Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document and two adults aged 18 or above to act and sign as witnesses.
  • Relatives and friends may be invited to the marriage ceremony.
  • Rings may be exchanged between the parties at the ceremony.

Addresses and office hours of marriage registries

Marriages Taken Place at a Licensed Place of Worship

  • If you celebrate your marriage at a licensed place of worship, the ceremony will be held by a competent minister according to the rites or usages of marriage observed in such church, denomination or body.
  • No marriage shall be celebrated in the absence of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.

List of licensed places of worship for celebration of marriages (pdf file)

Marriages Celebrated by a Civil Celebrant of Marriages

  • Only practicing solicitors and notaries public who meet the statutory criteria may be appointed as civil celebrants.
  • If you appoint a civil celebrant of marriages to celebrate your marriage, the ceremony can be held at any hour and any place in Hong Kong other than the office of the Registrar and a licensed place of worship. You should inform your civil celebrant of your wedding plans as early as possible before the proposed date of marriage.
  • Before you engage a civil celebrant of marriages, you should obtain the Information Leaflet for the Marrying Parties and Code of Practice for Civil Celebrants of Marriages from the civil celebrant and note the contents.
  • No marriage shall be celebrated in the absence of a Certificate of Registrar of Marriages.
Fee

For Marriage Solemnized at the Marriage Registries

  • during normal office hours HK$715
    (from Monday to Friday and on Saturday morning, except a General Holiday)
  • outside normal office hours HK$1,935
    (Saturday afternoon* (not being a General Holiday) and Sunday)
    * Saturday afternoon marriage solemnization services are only provided in the City Hall Marriage Registry.

Payment can be made by cash, EPS, crossed cheque or cashier's order in Hong Kong dollars payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region".  Post dated cheques will not be accepted.

For Marriage Solemnized by Civil Celebrants

Other than the prescribed fee of HK$305 for filing notice of intended marriage to the Registrar of Marriages, the law makes no provision regarding the fee charged by a civil celebrant. It is up to you and the civil celebrant to agree on how much you pay. The civil celebrant should let you have a written notice of the fee before agreeing to act for you.

After Applying

Celebration of Marriage

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Issue of Marriage Certificate

In the course of marriage solemnization, the marrying parties, the witnesses and the Registrar or the civil celebrant or the minister shall sign a certificate of marriage in duplicate. While the original will be issued to you right after the ceremony and the duplicate will be kept by the Registrar of Marriages.