Shanghai Enhances Marriage Registration Accessibility

Shanghai Enhances Marriage Registration Accessibility

Foreign nationals, residents hailing from China’s Hong Kong and Macao Special Administration Regions, Taiwanese citizens, along with overseas Chinese, can initiate the process of marriage registration in the Pudong district as of early October, provided that their partner’s hukou is affiliated with the same district.

Source: Mandarin House

This announcement was declared by the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau on Monday.

In a strategic endeavor to offer heightened convenience to its inhabitants, the districts of Huangpu, Xuhui, Jing’an, Changning, and Minhang are set to introduce this service, commencing from the start of the coming year, as disclosed by the bureau.

Anticipations indicate that additional districts will adopt a similar approach in the foreseeable future.

Foreign nationals embarking on marital registration in Shanghai will be required to present their passports, identification photographs, and certifications issued by the embassies or consulates of their respective home countries, affirming their single status.

Permanent residents within Pudong now possess the opportunity to schedule appointments for matrimonial registration within the district, using mobile applications such as Suishenban or Alipay, commencing from Tuesday October 3.

Here are the addresses:

Shanghai Marriage Registration Center (上海市婚姻登记中心(涉外))Shanghai Pudong Marriage Registration Center (上海市浦东新区民政局婚姻登记处) Starting Oct 3, 2023
80 Caobao Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, Building D, Third Floor
2240 South Pudong Road, Pudong New District
Third Floor