Let's Get Married!
- Let's Get Married in Hong Kong
- Let's Get Married in China
- Let's Get Married in the U.S.
- Let's Get Married in Macau
- Expeditious Naturalization for the Spouse of an American Citizen
Other Marriage Information
Remember that no registration of your legal marriage abroad is required by the U.S. Government. Your marriage abroad is considered legal in the U.S. as long as it would have been considered a valid marriage in the country where the marriage was performed.
The American Consulate in Hong cannot issue "certificates of marriageability" for use in Mainland China. Please see Let's Get Married in China.
The Macau authorities ask that all persons marrying in Macau show proof that they are currently eligible to marry. Because the United States has no central registry of marriages that you can write to to "prove" you are not currently wed, such proof is essentially unobtainable for American Citizens. In some cases the Macanese authorities have acknowledged this, and in other cases they have insisted on some documentation from the American Consulate in Hong Kong stating that you are free to marry.
While we have no access to marriage records in the U.S., we can provide you with a sworn statement that may be of assistance in Macau. Please download and complete this form (PDF 62 KB). Then, follow the instructions on this page to have the document notarized at the American Consulate in Hong Kong.
To learn more about marrying in Macau, please contact the Macanese Conservatória do Registo Civil (CRC) at Direccao dos Servicos de Assuntos de Justica" (Legal Affairs Bureau) web site, Tel no. (853) 550110, Email: email@example.com, Address: Rua do Campo, nº 162, Edifício Administração Pública, 2º andares, MACAU. The web site is only available in Chinese and Portuguese.
Another Macau government web site to consult is Macao SAR Government web site. The site has limited information in English on marriage, but is well-documented in Chinese.
Last modified: September 14, 2010
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