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A new policy that took effect on Jan 1 as part of China's Civil Code, means couples must wait 30 days after submitting a divorce application. During this period, either party can withdraw the divorce petition.
Guiyang city in Guizhou Province implements the national marriage (or divorce) registration procedures which can be dealt with at the Guiyang Civil Affairs Bureau.
Marriage between Chinese citizens and foreigners refers to marriage between Chinese citizens and foreign nationals, including Chinese holding foreign nationality, foreign nationals and stateless persons residing in China.
To apply for marriage registration, partners of the contemplated marriage shall appear together at the marriage registration office.