I've read through some of the older marriage posts on this sub but none really touch upon my questions. I'm aware of the process to get married in China but I still have other questions. So for the Americans who have married a Chinese in China please help me by answering the following:
1、Is your name on the marriage certificate written in English or do you need to make up a Chinese name?
2、If you need to make up a Chinese name for the marriage certificate does that cause problems for America to recognize the marriage? I've heard that America recognizes Chinese marriages but I'm interested in anecdotal advice on what you had to do for America to recognize the marriage.
3、Even if China uses my English name on the marriage certificate my Chinese spouse would use her Chinese name so does that cause problems for America to recognize our marriage?
4、Does America require my wife to use my family name in America? As far as I know the wife keeps her family name in China.
5、We live in Shenzhen so is getting married in HK a better option? I doubt many people here have married in HK but I'd like some advice about that as well with regards to the questions above. Thanks in advance
edit: formatting and her hukou is in shenzhen.
–]BranchOfTheTree 8 指標 23小時前
Your marriage is recognized in the US without any extra work.
Documentation in Guangzhou only has Chinese. Can't say for other provinces but assuming it's similar.
No she can keep her own name (pinyin form for documents)
No idea about HK.