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Couples seeking divorce given some breathing space

Couples seeking divorce given some breathing space


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.

Out-of-towners' marriage registration, divorce filings to start in June


China will allow out-of-towners to register for marriage or file for divorce starting in June in a number of provinces, municipalities and provincial capitals, Ministry of Civil Affairs officials said Wednesday.

Marriage registration involving Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents, as well as foreigners


Marriage registration shall be in accordance with the Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China, Regulations on Marriage Registration, and the Provisional Norms for Marriage Registration.

Basic procedures for foreign-related marriage registration


To apply for marriage registration, partners of the contemplated marriage shall appear together at the marriage registration office (Typically, marriage registration offices are only open Monday to Friday during certain hours, and are closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays).

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