Marriage Registration in China
The applicant who will go to China for marriage registration shall apply for a single/non-marital status certificate. Legal marriage age in China is 22 or older for male and 20 or older for female.
Procedure for obtaining a single/non-marital status certificate
(1).Affidavit of Single Status, signed before a notary public. The divorced or the widowed shall have the divorce certificate or death certificate of the ex-spouse be certified/authenticated together with theAffidavit of Single Status.
(2).Certified by the designated authorities of the province where the document is executed.
(3). Certified by the relevant Consulate General .
You must apply to the correct Consulate General which holds consular jurisdiction over your area of residence. The Consular District of the Chinese Consulate General in Calgary covers: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories.
Documents to be included with applications:
(1).One Notarization and Authentication Form completed and signed by the applicant himself.
(2).Photocopy of applicant's passport.
(3).The original and photocopy of the notarized and certified Affidavit of Single Status.
AFFIDAVIT OF SINGLE STATUS
On this date of_________________, I,(name of affiant), residing at(street and number)(city)(state)(zip code)
BEING DULY SWORN DEPOSE AND SAY:
I was born on(date)at(city)(country)
I am a(country)citizen. My passport number is
I am a(current occupation). I am employed by(company name and address)
I am currently single, have never been married (or was divorced/widowed on(date)and have never been remarried since that date).
I have no direct blood tie or kinship within 3 generations with XXX(name of fiancee/fiance).
Signature of the Affiant: _______________________________
Name in Print:________________________________________
(For the Notary Public)
Subscribed and sworn to before me by(name of affiant)on this____day of ________________.
Contact Information of the designated authorities in provinces or territories.
Room 111, 9833, 109 St. Edmonton, AB. T5K 2E8 Tel:780-4375069
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Governor House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3V7
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife Northwest Territory X1A 2L9 Tel:867-8737493
Document authentication for child adoption in China
1. To adopt a child in China, you may have following documents to be authenticated by Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General in Canada.
A. Written application for adoption (including the pledge of not maltreating and deserting the adopted child);
B. Personal identifications (including birth and citizenship certificates);
C. Certificate of marital status;
D. Certificate of occupation and financial status;
E. Health certificate;
F. Certificate of non-criminal record;
G. Document which testifies that the adoption accords with the current laws applied to adoption in Canada.
H. Family investigation report
2. All documents mentioned above shall be first notarized by a notary public and then be legalized by the Department of Foreign Affairs Canada or provincial authorities and finally be authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General.