Just found this thread whilst having a panic about my wedding in April so thought I'd see if anyone can help ease my worries.
I'm a UK citizen living and working in HK with non-permanent ID card/working visa, my future husband is UK citizen currently living in UK but is visiting HK at the moment until end of next week.
The panic is this - I am using An Oath civil celebrant service and after filling in our details for the notice of intended marriage on their online system, it gave me a list of documents that we needed to bring when we go in to sign the notice. The usual passport/HKID stuff is fine but for him they asked for certificate/proof of marital status. I was planning for us to go in to sign the notice this week before he goes back to make sure we have it in time for the wedding.
I hadn't seen this requirement anywhere before (having checked the HK Immigration Dept website when we decided to embark on this last summer) and am now in a panic as, though he is definitely single, we do not have this document. In order to get it from what I can gather he would need to submit a request to his local Register Office in UK when he gets back and then wait 21 days for it to be issued.
I've trawled the old posts in the forum and can't find anything recent or definitive enough so to try to stop me staying awake all night worrying tonight I wondered if anyone knows if this is actually compulsory?
Obviously I'll be phoning the relevant people in the morning in a panic but would appreciate any info anyone has in the mean time - thanks!