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Q: What are the divorce customs in China?

I remember seeing a movie a while back with that famous bald Chinese actor (whose name I forget). During the movie a couple was getting a divorce, and they each burned a piece of paper (I think) and placed them in an urn.

Anyone know what this is about?

4 years 34 weeks ago in  Culture - China

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If you search on Internet "Divorce Law in China in English" you can have the whole thing there, and it will not he heresay.

Of course, it will depend on nationalities of those involved, if both Chinese law will apply, if one is not, he (or she) will get royally screwed (the foreigner).

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A: This won't help overly with your situation, but maybe shed some light
A:This won't help overly with your situation, but maybe shed some light on what's required. When I had my criminal history thing done in Australia, it needed to be an original document, which was notorised by the Department of Foreign Affairs, before going to the Chinese consulate to be apostilled. Fortunately, our government has its shit together, and it was fairly painless... the Federal Police let me order the check online (and I even emailed them to request more copies, and I was replied to within hours saying "sure, no problem - but the max we can send is 3, which I'll send for free!) DFAT also knows the deal, and has a pretty quick turn-around time ("Oh, you want this for China - yeah, no problem!") My biggest problem was determining if the Chinese stamp could be done at any Chinese consulate, or ONLY at their embassy (in Canberra).... after LOTS of emails with incorrect information, the local consulate in Brisbane said "we have exaclty the same powers (red stamps) as the embassy, so yes, you can get it done with us!" But... it had to be done in person!!! So, no mail-ins... and as with all things Chinese, passports and other ID and such BS was needed!!! So - as NZT suggested - ask the Chinese embassy in London. -- Shining_brow