Applying Online for Post-registration of Marriage

If a customary or validated marriage in Hong Kong was celebrated before 7 October 1971, the parties concerned may apply for post-registration of marriage. If the other party of the marriage disputes in the application or his/her whereabouts is unknown, the applicant may apply for post-registration of marriage alone by producing a Court Order declaring that a customary or validated marriage subsists.

Supporting documents and other requirements

The parties are required to produce evidence indicating their customary or validated marriage celebrated in Hong Kong before 7 October 1971. Two witnesses of the marriage are required to give statutory declarations to confirm their presence during the wedding ceremony.

Application form

Type of Marriage Customary Marriage Validated Marriage
Applicant(s) Both parties Single party Both parties Single party
Required form MR23(S) MR25(S) MR24(S) MR26(S)

How to Submit Online Application for Post-registration of Marriage

You can submit the application forms and supporting documents through the link below:

Online Application for Post-registration of Marriage

Notification of result and Payment

After receiving the documents, our staff will contact you by phone/email for acknowledgement of the application. Immigration Department will contact you for interviews and/or providing supplementary documents if necessary. If the application is approved, you will be notified to attend in person for payment, signing and collecting the marriage certificate at the marriage registry.


Filing of application for registration of marriage: HK$140
Certificate of registration of marriage for post-registered marriage: HK$425 per copy

Assistance and Further Information

If you need technical assistance in using the online service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7 am and 11 pm daily.

For general enquiries, please call (852) 2824 6111 during office hours (from 8:45 am to 5:15 pm, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday, except public holidays), send a fax to (852) 2877 7711 or send an email to

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Last review date: January 2023