Asked by Mr.AIMERY from USA | Dec. 16, 2010 18:29
About:Chinese Consulate in New York

I am a US citizen.. I befriend a Chinese citizen and we decide to get married...What is the documentation needed for the marriage to take place...?

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Answered by Mr.JOHNNASH from United States | Dec. 16, 2010 22:27
If you want to make marriage registration in China, you need to prepare below documents before you go to China:

Procedure for obtaining a single/non-marital status certificate

(1).Affidavit of Single Status, signed before a notary public.

(2).Certified by the Secretary of the State Office of the state where the document is executed.

*Some states require the notarized document to be sent to the notary public's county clerk for verification before presenting to the Office of Secretary of State. Please contact Secretary of State Office of the state where your document is executed for details.

(3). Certified by the relevant Consulate General .

You must apply to the correct Consulate General which holds consular jurisdiction over your area of residence

You may come to therelevant Embassy or Consulate Generalsfor application, or send a representative to apply for you. No appointment is required.

The take your valid passport, Chinese visa, the single/non-marital status certificate to China for marriage registration.
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