Hong Kong – Public Notary Services for Notice of Intended Marriage
Public notary services to help you marry in Hong Kong
If you are resident or currently present in Australia and wish to marry in Hong Kong, there are a few things that you must do to satisfy the local law of Hong Kong to recognise your intended marriage. Key to this is the requirement for public notary services.
For example, you must (correct at the time of publication):
- Write directly to the Hong Kong Marriage Registration & Records Office to request the Notice of Intended Marriage (擬結婚通知書) form.
- After completing the form, you must have your signature authenticated by a public notary.
- Prepare the prescribed fee by bank draft made payable to ‘The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’.
- Prepare a letter requesting an appointment for a marriage ceremony.
- Return the completed form, the prescribed fee and the letter to the Hong Kong Marriage Registration & Records Office by registered airmail.
If you have been married previously or you have children from a previous marriage or relationship, there are other parts of the Notice of Intended Marriage that you must also complete. Those parts are made up of statutory declarations that must also be signed in front of the public notary.
The Notice of Intended Marriage takes effect from the date following the date of its receipt by the Hong Kong Marriage Registration and Records Office and they will confirm with you an appointment for the marriage ceremony by reply letter.
Our experienced public notary is familiar with the Notice of Intended Marriage form and frequently assists clients who need to send this important document Hong Kong on short notice by authenticating their signature on the form.
At the time of your appointment, you must bring your photo identification document so that you can prove your identity when you sign. You must also be able to properly elect/nominate the parts of the form that you must sign according to your own person circumstances.
Do you have any questions regarding this article?
If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.
So, what next?
If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.
Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?
We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.
This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.
Ern Phang is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.
All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.