To apply for a Certificate of Freedom to Marry, you must complete an online questionnaire about yourself and your upcoming marriage.
Based on this questionnaire, you’ll be presented with one or more Statutory Declarations to complete and a checklist of supporting documentation you'll need to submit with your application.
Print off or save each form right after your online questionnaire, as you won't be able to retrieve them later.
Submit your application at least four months before the date of your marriage. Your witnessed statutory declaration(s) cannot be dated more than six months before the date we receive your application.
Your application is not complete until we get hard copies of your questionnaire, statutory declaration(s), and all supporting documentation.
Your checklist will tell you exactly what supporting documentation you'll need for your application, which may include:
You'll need to submit certified translations of any of these documents, if the originals are in a language other than English or Irish.
We need original documents (except for the photocopy of your passport) to process your application.
We will return all your original documents to you after we inspect them.
If you haven't included all the necessary documents, your application will be returned to you.
Your statutory declaration must be witnessed before you can submit it.
Your witness must:
Your witness can be:
Your witness can be:
It’s against the law to make a Statutory Declaration that you know is false or misleading in any way.
Please ensure the appropriate fee is included with the application.
Certificate of Freedom to Marry (Certificate de Cotume/Nulla Osta)
Per Irish applicant: HKD 630
Applications submitted 28 days or less before the date of intended marriage will incur an additional fee of HKD 630 per applicant.
Payments to the Consulate can be made by bank transfer (see below). You can also present payments in cash or Hong Kong Dollar-denominated cheque drawn on a local bank. We can only accept local currency for applications submitted in Hong Kong. Cheques should be made payable to "Dept Foreign Affairs & Trade Ireland Consulate HK HKD Public Bank".
|Bank Address||1 Queen's Road, Central Hong Kong|
|Currency||Hong Kong Dollar|
|Account Name||Dept Foreign Affairs & Trade Ireland Consulate HK HKD Public Bank A/C|
Note: Please enclose a copy of bank transfer or deposit slip with your application
Applications should be made in person, by appointment, to the Consulate General at the following address:
20/F, 33 Des Voeux Road,
Telephone: Tel: (+852) 2535 0700
Email: Contact Us