Marriage registry opens in Hengqin Cooperation Zone
The Marriage Registry of Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, which is located on the fifth floor of Hengqin Grand MixC by the Tianmu River, unveiled its plaque on Oct 8.
Hengqin residents now no longer need to travel far away to the Xiangzhou Marriage Registry in Xiangshan Lake Park for marriage registry services, avoiding the difficulty in making reservations at the Xiangzhou Marriage Registry, which has resulted from a surging workload due to the continuous rise in its registered population.
Plaque unveiling ceremony of the Marriage Registry of Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin [Photo by Zeng Yao / Guanhai App]
The 1,161-sqm (12,497 sqft) registry has eight service counters and other areas dedicated to functions like pre-marriage counseling, license issuing, as well as physical examinations. It is open 9 am to noon and 2 to 6 pm Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.
Couples that have at least one person with permanent residence in Zhuhai or who have a valid Hengqin residence permit from the Chinese mainland are able to make reservations for services like marriage and divorce registration, license reissuing, as well as document queries.
People in need can make reservations on the WeChat mini program "Yueshengshi" or call the hotline +86-756-3838520 for further information.
Feng Yuhong, person in charge of the Hengqin marriage registry, said that pilot operations to dock with marriage registry affairs will be carried out in the future, striving to offer services for couples where both people are from Macao or from overseas countries.
Next, events such as a marriage exhibition of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and marriage customs reform forums will be held in Hengqin. A complete wedding industrial chain featuring wedding photo services, products, and travel will be built, envisioned it a globally popular destination for people to go through marriage registration procedures and take wedding photos.