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Marriage Law in China—Divorce by Agreement

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Nobody expects divorce, but in life, somebody may encounter it. Differing from England, USA or other countries, in China, there exist two ways to end your marriage, divorce by agreement or by litigation which is different from many countries where only courts have rights to end your marriage legally.
Nobody expects divorce, but in life, somebody may encounter it. Differing from England, USA or other countries, in China, there exist two ways to end your marriage, divorce by agreement or by litigation which is different from many countries where only courts have rights to end your marriage legally.
 
Divorce by agreement is the best way to end your marriage.
If you get married in China, you'd better divorce by agreement. Divorce by agreement is that the husband and wife decide to divorce on their own will and come to agreement on some related problems, and only the civil administration bureau ratifies your agreement, can you end your marriage. Advantages of divorce by agreement are as follows:

a. Prompt. It takes you only about half an hour to get your divorce certificate if you have prepared all materials required.

b. Cheap.It costs you only about 10 Yuan (RMB).

Documents you have to provide for your divorce by agreement.
Shanghai Foreign Marriage Registration Office is in charge of foreign marriages occurred in Shanghai.

● Mainland residents should provide the following documents and certificates while applying for divorce:

a. Registered permanent residence certificate
b. ID Card
c. Marriage certificate (issued by marriage registration office in China mainland or China's embassy /consulate to other countries)
d. Divorce agreement reached on both parties' own will
e. Two two-inch photos of each other(half-length, full-face and without hat)

Recommendations issued by employers, villager committees or residential committees aren't needed any long.

● Residents of Hongkong, Macro and Taiwan should provide the following    documents and certificates:

a. Hong Kong Resident ID Card, Macro Resident ID Card or valid ID card to prove you live in Taiwan
 
b. Laissez-passer for residents of Hongkong, Macro to commute between mainland and Hongkong , Macro or their home visit permits; or laissez-passers or valid tour certificates for Taiwan residents
 
c. Your marriage certificate (issued by marriage registration office in China mainland or China's embassy /consulate to other countries)
d. Divorce agreement singed by both parties
e. Two current two-inch photos of each other(half-length, full-face and without hat)

● Overseas Chinese and foreigners should provide the following documents while applying for divorce:

a. your valid passport or related international tour certificates.
b. Your marriage certificate (issued by marriage registration office in China mainland or China's embassy /consulate to other countries)
c. divorce agreement singed by both parties
d. two current two-inch photos of each other(half-length, full-face and without hat)

If your marriage certificate is issued by foreign governments or related authorities, your divorce can't be settled through divorce by agreement in China's civil administration bureau but through divorce by litigation procedure. With the help of experienced lawyer, it will take you only a couple of days to settle it.
 

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