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  • Wicked Witch
    Wicked Witch wrote:
    <p>Introduction</p> <p>The British Embassy in China is not authorised to perform marriages or civil partnership ceremonies. Marriages in China performed in accordance with Chinese law are generally recognised in UK law. Our main role is to provide you with a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI), a document which shows there are no objections to your marriage. Once you are married, you can also deposit your Marriage Certificate with the General Records Office (GRO) in the UK but it is not a requirement in UK law.</p> <p>According to current Chinese law, a marriage may not be contracted prior to the man reaching 22 years of age and the woman 20 years of age.</p> <p>Please note that in UK law, a foreign national does not automatically acquire British nationality through marriage to a British national. If you marry a Chinese national, they will require a visa to visit or settle in the UK. English language ability requirements may also apply. Detailed information on how to apply for a visa or settlement can be obtained from the UK Borders Agency.</p> <p>Marriage to a Chinese national in China</p> <p>This section gives you some general guidance on the procedure for marrying a Chinese national in China. You should always check the specific requirements of the Marriage Bureau / local authorities for the area where you live in China.</p> <p>If you are resident in China and wish to marry a Chinese citizen in China, you must come to the Embassy or Consulate for the area where you reside and submit a Notice of Intention to Marry. Unless you hold a valid Chinese residence permit, you must be resident in China for a minimum of 21 continuous days before you submit a Notice of Marriage. The 21 days are counted from the date of the last Chinese immigration entry stamp; previous stays do not fulfil this requirement. However, If you hold a valid Chinese residence permit, you only need to present your permit (normally stamped in your passport) when applying.</p> <p>If you are a dual national and hold the passport (or other travel document) of another country, you must travel to China on your British passport or the Marriage Registration Office in China will not accept a CNI issued by us.</p> <p>You will need to visit the British Embassy or Consulate-General nearest to where you are resident in China with your own and your partner’s passport or ID card, complete the Notice of Marriage form and sign an affidavit stating that you are free to marry. If you or your partner have been previously married, you will also need to submit a Decree Absolute certificate (or equivalent) or a death certificate in respect of your former spouse. Chinese nationals can only be married in their area of household registry (Hukou). If this area is in a different Consular District from where you give the Notice, the CNI will be issued by the relevant British Consulate-General or Embassy covering that area.</p> <p>The Notice of Marriage will be displayed in the public area of the Consular Section for 21 continuous days, starting on the day following the day of application. If no objection is received during this time, a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) will be issued in both the Chinese and English languages on the 22nd day. A CNI is a certificate which shows there are no objections to your proposed marriage. Once issued by the Embassy or Consulate-General the certificate is valid for six months from the day of issuing. If it is not used within this time period it will be necessary to repeat the procedure and pay the fees again.</p> <p>If you are permanently resident in the UK, you should conduct the notice of marriage in the UK. Once you have obtained a CNI you should then bring this to the Embassy or Consulate General covering the area for the proposed marriage. The CNI will then be exchanged for a local version.</p> <p>Please note that a CNI issued in Scotland is valid for 3 months only; CNIs issued in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have no specific validity under British law. Once the Notice of Intention to Marry has been displayed in the UK and you have received a CNI, there are two options for you to choose from:</p> <p>a) you can take the CNI to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation Office to have it legalised, and then to the nearest Chinese Embassy/Consulate in the UK for further legalisation; or</p> <p>b) you can present the original CNI and your Chinese partner’s name and household registration details (in Chinese characters) to the closest British Embassy or Consulate General in China and they can issue a CNI in Mandarin. Date of issue of the CNI in China will be the same as the original date signed by the Registrar in the UK. Unless issued in replacement of a Scottish CNI (valid for 3 months), this local CNI will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. We reserve the right to check with your local Register Office to verify the authenticity of your papers.</p> <p>If you are a British national resident in a Commonwealth country, the Superintendent registrar in the district where you are resident will issue the CNI. Once you have obtained a CNI we are then able exchange the CNI for a format recognised here in China (i.e. one with Chinese).</p> <p>If you are resident in another country, you may be able to give notice at your local British Embassy or Consulate General. Once the Notice of Marriage has been displayed for 21 days, this should be forwarded to the Embassy or Consulate General in China covering the region where the marriage is to take place.</p> <p>Marriage to a non-Chinese national in China</p> <p>This section gives you some general guidance on the procedure for marrying a non-Chinese national in China. If you live in China, you should always check the specific requirements of the Marriage Bureau / local authorities for the area where you live.</p> <p>In accordance with the requirements of Chinese law, two foreigners can marry in China providing that one of them is in possession of a valid Chinese residency visa. The marriage should be registered at the city where the residence permit is issued.</p> <p>If two British citizens (or a British Citizen and a third country national) wish to marry in China, they both need to complete Notices of Intention to Marry and obtain two CNIs, one for each party. (A third country national needs to get an equivalent CNI from their own Embassy). This is a legal requirement, and each CNI attracts the same fee. In addition to a CNI, we issue a letter confirming that your marriage in China is likely to be recognised in the UK. There is an additional fee for this letter. </p> <p>Marriage to a Chinese national outside China</p> <p>If you intend to marry a Chinese national outside China, you will need to follow the legal requirements for marriage in the country where you intend to marry. You may be able to complete the Notice of Intention to Marry process in China and take the CNI certificate to the local British Embassy/Consulate but you should first check the requirements of local law in the country where you intend to marry.</p> <p>Please note that all Marriage related consular services are by appointment only</p> <p>To make an appointment at one of our offices please click on the locations below. Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Chongqing </p>
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    Hahahahaha ... Shasha .. I did get married, but it did not work quite the way you said ...

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    (continued) ... Shasha, a bit way too off-topic going from "guidance" to "domestic violence"? Anyway, any more data to say whether how many of these cases were "physical violence" or otherwise?

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    (continued) ... I was just curious about the type of "violence" in the statistics ...

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Okay, but how about marriage to Russian national in China? That would be more helpful. Alternatively, I just bumped into some uncommonly gorgeous Czech model's page. What do I have to do to marry her?

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    You could be charged of rape even in marriage in the UK

    Hahahaha ... Tara dearie, I think if anyone should commit violence, whether it be a marriage or otherwise, he (or she) should be charged otherwise ... except maybe in Middle East, and India?

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    tip # 1: Don't rape girls.

    tell your dad.

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Per my friend's friend in India "how could it be possible to for you to rape your wife?" I think he was paying someone about 2USD an hour to clean his apt and have sex with him and his three roommates whenever they wanted. What a country; right up China's alley.

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Witch, don't be hating 'cause Russian girls are hot.

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    (continued) ... I dont think you have a big enough head to need treatment?

  • Ms. Stephanie
    Ms. Stephanie wrote:

    Copy paste it over and over again....

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