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Hong Kong - Obtain Certified Copy of Marriage Record

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Introduction

Marriage is a legal contract binding two people together, granting them rights and obligations.

In Hong Kong, a certified copy of the marriage record is issued as proof that a marriage is properly registered.

Following are procedures on how you can obtain a certified copy of the marriage record.

Eligibility

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Instructions

If you want to obtain a certified copy of a marriage record/certificate, you will need to apply for a search unless the copy is applied at the same time as the original is issued.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

Send request online

To apply online click on the link


No signature is required when you complete the online application form. However, you will need to sign on the printed copy of the relevant form when you collect the search result and/or certified copies.

If you need help in using the online service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm daily.


For request submitted online, you are required to personally collect the search result and/or the certified copy of the entry concerned at your selected registry. The collection date is shown on the acknowledgement receipt.


Note: If you do not collect the search result and/or the certified copy of the entry concerned from the registry office where you are supposed to collect them within 6 months from the time it was available for pick up, the document will be cancelled.

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Required Documents

  • Hong Kong Identity Card or valid travel document
  • Printout of online application acknowledgement

Fees

  • Search of marriage records: HK$140
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate: HK$280 per copy


Payment for search fees can be made by VISA, MasterCard or PPS, but the fees for certified copies can only be paid in cash, or by crossed cheque or cashier's order payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" at the time of collection of the certified copies.

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

Search of marriage record and/or issue of certified copy of marriage certificate takes about 9 working days to be completed.


Note: Working days - Monday to Friday excluding General Holidays.

Office Locations & Contacts

General Enquiries
Hotline : (852) 2824 6111
Fax : (852) 2877 7711
Email : enquiry@immd.gov.hk


Marriage Registration and Records Office
3/F, Low Block
Queensway Government Offices
66 Queensway
Hong Kong Map
(MTR Admiralty Station - Exit C1)
Phone: (852) 2867 2787

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday  : 8:45 am to 4:45 pm
Saturdays  : 9:00 am to 11:30 am
The registry office is closed on Sundays and general holidays

Services offered:

  • Issuance of notices of intended marriage to be celebrated at the City Hall Marriage Registry and the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry
  • Application for search of marriage records and/or certified copies of marriage certificates
  • Application for certificates of absence of marriage records
  • Application for post-registration of marriage


City Hall Marriage Registry
1/F, High Block
City Hall, Central
Hong Kong Map
(MTR Central Station - Exit K)
Phone: (852) 2523 0725

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday  : 8:45 am to 12:45 pm and 2 pm to 4:45 pm
Saturdays  : 9 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 4:45 pm (For marriage ceremonies only in the afternoon)
Sundays  : 9 am to 12:45 pm and 2 pm to 4:45 pm (For marriage ceremonies only)
Closed on general holidays

Services offered:

  • Solemnization of marriages
  • Application for search of marriage records and/or certified copies of marriage certificates
  • Application for certificates of absence of marriage records

Notice of intended marriages should be submitted at the Marriage Registration and Records Office at Queensway if the marriage ceremony is to take place at the City Hall Marriage Registry.

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Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry
G/F, Rawlinson House
19 Cotton Tree Drive
Central, Hong Kong Map
(MTR Admiralty-Station – Exit C1)
Phone: (852) 2869 0500

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday  : 8:45 am to 12:45 pm and 2 pm to 4:45 pm
Saturdays  : 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Sundays  : 9:00 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm (For marriage ceremonies only)
Closed on general holidays

Services offered:

  • Solemnization of marriages
  • Application for search of marriage records and/or certified copies of marriage certificates
  • Application for certificates of absence of marriage records

Notice of intended marriage should be submitted at the Marriage Registration and Records Office at Queensway if the marriage ceremony is to take place at the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry.

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Tsim Sha Tsui Marriage Registry
Upper Basement & Level 3, Administration Building
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Map
(MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station - Exit L6)
Phone: (852) 2312 0929

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday  : 8:45 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Saturdays  : 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Sundays  : 9:00 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm (For marriage ceremonies only)
Closed on general holidays

Services offered:

  • Issuance of notices of intended marriage
  • Solemnization of marriages
  • Application for search of marriage records and/or certified copies of marriage certificates
  • Application for certificates of absence of marriage records
  • Application for post-registration of marriage

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Sha Tin Marriage Registry
G/F, Sha Tin Town Hall
1 Yuen Wo Road
Sha Tin, New Territories
(MTR Sha Tin Station - Exit A)
Phone: (852) 2604 6974

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday  : 8:45 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Saturdays  : 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Sundays  : 9:00 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm (For marriage ceremonies only)
Closed on general holidays

Services offered:

  • Issuance of notices of intended marriage
  • Solemnization of marriages
  • Application for search of marriage records and/or certified copies of marriage certificates
  • Application for certificates of absence of marriage records
  • Application for post-registration of marriage

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Tuen Mun Marriage Registry
1/F, Tuen Mun Government Offices
1 Tuen Hi Road
Tuen Mun, New Territories Map
Phone: (852) 2451 3005

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday  : 8:45 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Saturdays  : 9:00 am to 11:30 am
The registry office is closed during Sundays and general holidays

Services offered:

  • Issuance of notices of intended marriage
  • Solemnization of marriages
  • Application for search of marriage record and/or certified copies of marriage certificates
  • Application for certificates of absence of marriage records
  • Application for post-registration of marriage

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External Links

  • Hong Kong Government Website:
http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/bdmreg/applybdm.htm
  • Frequently asked questions:
https://webapp.immd.gov.hk/content_ogcio/bdm/html/english/bdm_submission_faq.html

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