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Updated : 2015-06-09

3. Requirements for the marriage between foreigners and Chinese citizens

In accordance with the provisions of the Marriage Law, the following requirements must be met for the registration of marriage between foreigners and Chinese citizens: (1) both partners are completely free and bigamy is prohibited; (2) the man has reached 22 years of age and the woman 20 years of age; (3) the man and the woman are not lineal relatives by blood, or collateral relatives by blood up to the third degree of kinship; (4) the man or the woman is not suffering from leprosy, a cure not having been effected, or from any other disease which is regarded by medical science as rending a person unfit for marriage; and (5) both the man and the woman desiring to contract a marriage shall register in person with the marriage registration office.