Birth, death and marriage abroad

Includes how to get married, list of funeral directors and how to register a birth abroad.

  1. Adoption in China

    What to do if you are planning to adopt a child in China.

  2. Affidavit form - China

    In this document the applicant swears an oath that no impediment to marriage in China exists.

  3. Affirmation form - China

    In this document the applicant affirms that no impediment to marriage in China exists.

  4. China bereavement: death abroad

    Information to help the family and friends of British nationals who have died in China.

  5. Getting married abroad

    Requirements, paperwork and processes for weddings and civil partnerships overseas - registration, restrictions, fees

  6. Giving birth in China

    Advice on how to ascertain nationality for your child

  7. List of funeral directors in China

    List of funeral directors in China.

  8. Marriage in China

    This page is designed to provide British Nationals with guidance on how to get married in China. You can find information on both opposite sex and same sex marriages.

  9. Register a birth abroad

    Parents must register the birth in the country where the child was born - find out if you can also register the birth in the UK

  10. Surrogacy overseas

    Information for British nationals who are considering entering into surrogacy arrangements in foreign countries.

  11. What to do after someone dies

    The steps you must take when someone dies - register a death, report a death with Tell Us Once, coroners, funerals and death abroad

  12. What to do when someone dies: step by step

    Check what to do after a death - how to register the death, notify government departments and manage financial issues.