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Guiyang city in Guizhou Province implements the national marriage (or divorce) registration procedures which can be dealt with at the Guiyang Civil Affairs Bureau.
A new policy that took effect on Jan 1 as part of China's Civil Code, means couples must wait 30 days after submitting a divorce application. During this period, either party can withdraw the divorce petition.
To apply for marriage registration in China, partners of the contemplated marriage should prepare the relevant certificates and go to the local Bureau of Civil Affairs.
Foreigner (tourists excepted), overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese coming to China for a short stay who applies to get married with a Chinese citizen shall hold the certification provided by the notary office in his / her host country (or his or her country of residence) and authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of that country as well as the Chinese embassy or consulate for the applicant who has no spouse.
Marriage between Chinese citizens and foreigners refers to marriage between Chinese citizens and foreign nationals, including Chinese holding foreign nationality, foreign nationals and stateless persons residing in China.
This article has listed the essential certificates and documents you will need for foreign-related marriage registration.
A marriage in China between a foreigner and a Chinese citizen or between two foreigners is considered a "foreign-related marriage". All cases of divorce in China concerning a foreign-related marriage must be filed with the court.