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Terms and Conditions for Applications to the Taipei City Joint Wedding Ceremony

  • Qualifications
    1. Both parties must be single, and one of them should have household registration in this city, work in this city, or study in this city.
    2. Gay couples are welcome to register for this event.
  • Registration Documents
    1. Registration Form (please download the form from the link below, or obtain a hard copy from the Community and Cultural Services Section of any District Office).
    2. Both parties must submit one two-inch half-length photograph taken within the past two years (for facial identification).
    3. Both parties should submit photocopies of their national ID cards.
    4. Please submit a romantic story about the two of you (any format, unlimited word count).
    5. Minors must submit a statement of agreement signed by their legal guardians.
    6. Foreigners must submit passport copies and documents proving unmarried status, along with a Chinese translation of those documents which has been certified by an overseas Taipei Representative Office.
    7. If neither of the parties have household registration in Taipei City, at least one needs to provide proof of employment or school enrollment in the city.
  • Registration Date and Method
    1. Register at any District Office: Please bring all relevant documents to the Community and Cultural Services Section at any District Office during the registration period.
    2. Online Registration: After completing the online registration, please mail all relevant documents to the following address within the registration period (postmark serves as proof of sending date) by registered mail, or bring the documents to the Community and Cultural Services Section of any District Office.

    ATTN: Joint Wedding Ceremony Organizer,
    Population Policy Division,
    Department of Civil Affairs,
    Taipei City Government
    9F, No. 1, City Hall Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan(R.O.C.)

  • Cautions:
    1. Both parties must be on time for the prenuptial seminar to learn about the procedures for the wedding ceremony. Participants absent without good reason will be disqualified.
    2. All must check in on time on the wedding day. The ceremony will not be postponed to accommodate latecomers.
    3. All must be in formal suits or bridal dresses (please prepare your own attire) on the wedding day. Traditional folk costumes are allowed. Please wear outfits designated by DOCA for special theme weddings. Couples are responsible for their own makeup and hair styling.
    4. The numbering sequence of the participants on the wedding day is based on the order in which they checked in at the prenuptial seminar. 
    5. Any changes and updates regarding the date and location of the Joint Wedding Ceremony will be announced on the website.
    6. Participants with disabilities enjoy priority registration privileges (two couples per ceremony) and do not count against the total quota of the Joint Wedding Ceremony. Please show Disability Card at the time of registration. Please contact DOCA at 1999 (02-27208889 if calling from other areas) if on-site sign language translation services or information regarding handicapped accessible areas is needed
    7. Participants may not object or demand compensation if the wedding is delayed or canceled due to natural disasters, wars, or other events of force majeure.
    8. This event has no power to validate marriages legally. Legal marriage will take effect only when all substantial requirements are fulfilled according to the current Civil Code, and marriage registration is completed at the Household Registration Office.
    9. For more information, please call 1999 (02-27208889 if calling from other areas) or visit our website at: http://canet.civil.taipei/umarry/.
  • Notes  
    1. The agenda and location of this event will be finalized at the “prenuptial seminar”.
    2. DOCA will provide related souvenirs or gifts based on budget considerations.
    3. Information regarding the Joint Wedding Ceremony may be updated at any time. Please check the DOCA website or call 1999 (02-27208889 if calling from other areas) for the latest updates.