How U.S. Citizens Can Get A Marriageability Affidavit in China

The U.S. Consulates and Embassy in China have the authority to issue “Marriageability Affidavits” to U.S. citizens wishing to marry in China.


This is the same type of document issues by the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in the United States, the Affidavit of Single. Both will be accepted at the Chinese Civil Affairs Office in China.

How To Apply

​To apply for a Marriageability Affidavit, you're required to make an online appointment with the American Citizens Service (ACS) office at any of the U.S. Consulates or the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

You must bring your U.S. passport, your fiancee’s ID, also know as (Household Registration Book), and evidence that you are currently single like a divorce decree or spouse’s death certificate if you've been married before. You will sign your Marriageability Affidavit in front of a Consular officer.

Marriageability Affidavit Fee

US$50. Cash, credit cards, or traveler’s checks (RMB or dollars) are accepted. If you have an appointment with the American Citizen Services section, you do not need to wait in line with visa applicants before entering the Embassy. Show your passport (or other photo ID) and your appointment confirmation sheet to the local guards, and they will let you in without waiting.

You will need to arrive at least (15) fifteen minutes before your appointment time to allow sufficient time to clear security and enter the waiting room.

Scheduled appointments will be automatically canceled for applicants who arrive more than (15) fifteen minutes after their scheduled time. Applicants who arrive late must make a new appointment via the (ACS) website.

Use the links provided below to make appointments, get more information and download Marriageability Affidavit Forms.

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