Guide to Getting Married in Hong Kong

Efficiency is definitely one of the perks of living in a city like Hong Kong. Most government processes are made as straightforward and hassle-free as possible, including that of getting legally married in Hong Kong. Although simple, not a lot of people know about the civil registration process, so we decided to come up with a brief step-by-step guide that you can use as reference.


STEP 1: Book an appointment to submit a Notice of Intended Marriage
You would need to give a Notice of Intended Marriage no earlier than 3 months but at least 15 days (excluding Sundays) before your date of intended marriage. An appointment to submit this notice can be booked either online or by calling +852 3102 3883.

STEP 2: Prepare required documents
Either HKID card or travel document of both you and your soon-to-be spouse must be presented for verification during the appointment. You will also be required to fill out Form MR21B, so you can prepare this in advance or, better yet, submit it ahead of time online.

STEP 3: Submit Notice of Intended Marriage
Only one of you (see note in Step 4) would need to show up for the appointment with all the required documents. A fee of HK$305 would have to be paid to file the notice. If you are getting married at a marriage registry, you’ll also be allowed to book a time slot for your preferred date and marriage hall of choice during your appointment. An additional fee of $715 would have to be paid for celebrations within office hours or $1935 for outside office hours.

STEP 4: Claim Certificate of Registrar of Marriages
At least 15 days after your submission of Notice of Intended Marriage (and assuming no one objects to the notice), you may claim the Certificate of Registrar of Marriages which will be valid for the next three months. If you are getting married at a licensed place of worship, be sure to pass this to them before your scheduled ceremony. (Note: If only one of you submitted the notice in Step 3, the other party would have to pick up the certificate, so their declaration can also be confirmed.)

STEP 5: Get Married!
If you are getting married at a marriage registry, arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot with two adults as witnesses. Be sure to remind them to bring a valid ID. A Registrar will ask you to read out the marriage oath and ask you and your witnesses to sign the marriage certificate, after which your wedding is official! HOORAY!

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Dreamy California Engagement

The level of excitement here at B&B is through the roof with today’s jaw-dropping feature! Every scene is like a painting in Angelina and Howard dreamy engagement session with the incredible Erich McVey. We’re tallying up major style points starting from the stunning bouquet by Studio Mondine, to Angelina’s romantic ensembles and her alluring natural look courtesy of Mimi and Taylor, all the way to the perfect location picks with the gorgeous California sun overhead. This is what absolute bliss looks like to a wedding blogger’s heart, so enjoy every bit, loves!

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Fashion Friday: Zuhair Murad FW 2015/16 Couture

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Spunky Seoul-mates

We’re starting today’s welcomed work holiday with a super fun overseas e-sesh by Storyteller. It’s got a full dose of spunk, a bold black ballgown, and a boatload of smiles! Lilli and Nicky picked the interesting streets of Seoul to let loose in, and to say that they had a good time is an understatement. The dynamic backdrops and their confident fashion choices guarantee one heck of an adventure, so get ready for a crazy ride!

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