Application of law concerning marriage between foreigners and Chinese citizens
Updated: 2020-05-07 Print
In accordance with the provisions of the General Principles of the Civil Law, the marriage of a citizen of the People's Republic of China to a foreigner shall be bound by the law of the locality where they get married, while a divorce shall be bound by the law of the locality where a court accepts the case. In accordance with the provisions of the Law on Choice of Law for Foreign-related Civil Relationships, the laws at the mutual habitual residence of the parties shall apply to the marriage qualifications; if there is no mutual habitual residence, the laws of the mutual state of nationality shall apply; if there is no mutual nationality and the marriage is established at the habitual residence or in the state of nationality of one party, the laws at the locality where the marriage is established shall apply. Marriage formalities shall be valid if they conform to the laws at the locality where the marriage is established or the laws at the habitual residence or of the state of nationality of one party.