Overseas Chinese and foreigners wishing to go to China to marry Chinese citizens should acknowledge that the legal marriage age in China is 22 and above for male, and 20 and above for females according to the Chinese law. Bigamy is illegal in China.
Before going to China, the following documents should be prepared:
1.To obtain a Certificate of Non-Impediment issued by a UK Registrar. This document is obtained from your local registrar. Alternatively, have a Statutory Declaration either in front of a registered solicitor or to a Notary Public. To order a draft of declaration, firstname.lastname@example.org
2.To have the Declaration authenticated by the Legalization Office of Foreign and Commonwealth Office of U.K. Then legalized finally by the Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Consulates-General. The documents are valid for 6 months since the date of legalization.
3.The Legalization fee and service charge is total £150GBP per one page document.
4.After entering China with the above said documents and a valid Chinese Visa, you should go together with your fiancee submit in person your marriage application to the marriage registration office of the local government above county level where the Chinese fiancee resides and, have your health checked by a designated hospital. The marriage can be registered only after the application is ratified, and the Marriage Certificate is issued upon registration.
email@example.com if you require the legalisation service.