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1. Is there any age restriction for marriage in Hong Kong?

The minimum age for marriage in Hong Kong is 16. However, if either party is over 16, but still under 21, and is not a widow or widower, written consent to the marriage is required. The written consent is usually provided by a parent or guardian.


Any person, minister or civil celebrant who, knowing that a written consent from the proper person has not been obtained, marries or assists or procures any other person to marry a person under the age of 21 years who is not a widow or widower commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine and imprisonment.


For more details, please go to Matrimonial Matters > Marriage and co-habitant issues > An overview.