How to translate and obtain your sworn translation of marriage certificate
To obtain a sworn translation of your marriage certificate, it is necessary to send us the digital or original copy depending on the country and legislation. Once the original marriage certificate has been received, a dedicated project manager will be in charge of finding you a native translator in the language of the translation, who is specialized in the marriage certificate and legislation of the target country.
Regarding the documentation for French-Chinese marriages:
The request is equivalent to civil marriage in many Western countries, but it is entirely administrative and there is no ceremony. It normally lasts a little less than an hour, sometimes just 15 minutes.
You must first obtain the forms and fill them out before going to the Civil Affairs Office. In some cities, there is a special section for “international marriages”, which consists of submitting an application with the following elements
– Both: Original Single Status Certificate (for foreign citizens – issued by the consulate/embassy). If applicable, finalized divorce papers or death certificate of former spouse if widowed (translated, if issued in a foreign language)
– Both: birth certificate (for foreign citizens, the birth certificate must be translated and the translation must be notarized by the notary of the country where the document was issued)
– Both: three official photos of the couple together – usually the civil affairs office provides this service.
– Both: The fee
– Chinese: Household Registration Booklet (hukou)
– Abroad: Passport
After the marriage, the marriage certificate will be translated, notarized (by a Chinese notary) and legalized by the Chinese legalization authority). The final document will be submitted to the consulate/embassy of the foreign citizen’s country for internal legalization in that country.
Therefore, contact us today for a free quote for your marriage certificate translation.