Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
Languages: Chinese, English
Flight time: 14 hours from Johannesburg
If you're looking for a place to get married abroad that is a unique combination of the old and the new all sitting side by side, with stunning scenery and rich historical and architectural culture to boot, then why not consider Hong Kong. Laying just of the south west coast of China, this tiny island has lots of stunning hotels with views overlooking the famous Victoria Harbour and the sky scraper studded horizon. With large ornate banqueting rooms or small intimate restaurants in which to host a reception or celebratory party, weddings abroad in Hong Kong can suit the most discerning of couples. With such a lot to explore all conveniently close at hand, Hong Kong is also a perfect honeymoon location.
A couple wishing to get married in Hong Kong have a choice of either a civil ceremony or a religious one, since both are legally binding. Whichever type of ceremony they want they will need to give a written notice of their intended marriage to the Marriage Registry and this must be done at least 17 days before the wedding date. Both parties will need to provide the following documents: ID (passports/ID cards), birth certificates, certificate of marital status, details of their current occupation and address, full names of both parents, and the necessary registration fee. If either one has been divorced or widowed, then papers to that effect also need including. Two witnesses are also required. For more information visit http://hongkong.angloinfo.com/countries/china/hongkong/marriage.asp