When planning to marry in Hong Kong, it is a requirement that you and your fiancé notify the Hong Kong Government of your wedding.
You can inform the Hong Kong Government of your upcoming marriage when based in Australia by following these steps:
- Request in writing a Notice of Intended Marriage form from the Hong Kong Marriage Registration and Records Office
- Organise a Notary Public to authenticate the signatures of both you and your fiancé on the completed Notice of Intended Marriage form
- Arrange a bank draft for the prescribed fee to be made out to the ‘The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’
- Write a letter to attach to the completed Notice of Intended Marriage form that requests a marriage ceremony appointment
- Send by registered airmail to the Hong Kong Marriage Registration and Records Office the completed Notice of Intended Marriage form, bank draft and letter
The Notice of Intended Marriage will take effect the day after it is received by the Hong Kong Marriage Registration and Records Office. The Office will also send you a letter confirming the booking of your wedding ceremony.
Our firm is experienced in helping people who require their signature to be authenticated when lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage after deciding to get married in Hong Kong. We are available to assist you at short notice so that you can be assured that your wedding day can go ahead as planned.