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Marriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - Registration

For most foreign residents, the process of getting married in Taiwan is a simple trip to the local household registration agency. If you have the right documents, you can be married in as little as fifteen minutes. This post is the most comprehensive list around of what you need to prepare.

This post is part of a series on Marriage in Taiwan:
Marriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - the lawsMarriage in Taiwan: Acquiring a Single Status Certificate from AustraliaMarriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - Registration
Documents required for a Foreign National and Taiwanese National to Register Marriage in Taiwan
Original Single Status Certificate/Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage/Affidavit of Single Status, Authenticated and Legalised for use in TaiwanCertified Chinese Translation of the above certificatePassport(unconfirmed) Normally, the most recent entry stamp in your passport is checked. If you use eGate to enter the country, you may require a Certificate of Entry and Ex…

Marriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - the laws

For most foreign residents, the process of getting married in Taiwan is a simple trip to the local household registration agency. If you have the right documents, you can be married in as little as fifteen minutes. As a foreign resident, the key document you probably don't have but need is a document that proves you are unmarried. This document must come from an foreign authority (most likely where your passport is from), but must be recognised in Taiwan. This post explores the laws that set out what can be accepted. Here's hoping you don't need to throw the book at someone!

This post is part of a series on Marriage in Taiwan:
Marriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - the lawsMarriage in Taiwan: Acquiring a Single Status Certificate from AustraliaMarriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - Registration
The Laws The top-level legislation governing documents for marriage is the Household Registration Act, which is owned by the Ministry of the Interior. The Act simply sets …

Marriage in Taiwan: Acquiring a Single Status Certificate from Australia

Getting married in a foreign country is an unwelcome entry into the world of legalising documents. As an Australian in Taiwan, the key document you probably don't have but need is a document that proves you are unmarried. The current easiest way to acquire this and legalise it for use in Taiwan is from your state-based births, deaths and marriages registry, with legalisation at TECO in your state.

This post is part of a series on Marriage in Taiwan:
Marriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - the lawsMarriage in Taiwan: Acquiring a Single Status Certificate from AustraliaMarriage in Taiwan: Document Requirements - Registration

As of 2019, Victorians living in Taiwan wishing to get married here should follow the below process (will also work for DFAT-issued CNI, and probably similar in other states):


Apply online for a Single Status Certificate from Victorian Births Deaths and MarriagesIf online identity verification fails, mail certified copies of ID to Victorian Births Deaths …