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I Am A Resident Of Hong Kong. I Was Married In Another Country. Can I Still Obtain A Divorce In Hong Kong?

This is a common question as there are many expatriates living in Hong Kong who wish to divorce in Hong Kong.  As long as you were validly married in another country and can provide a Marriage Certificate, then you can apply for divorce in Hong Kong.

Before doing so, you may want to consult with a divorce lawyer in your home country to determine the best place to divorce.

To divorce in Hong Kong, you need to show one of the following:

  1. Domicile: Either you or your spouse was domiciled in Hong Kong on the date of the Petition
  2. Habitually Resident: Either you or your spouse was habitually resident in Hong Kong for a period of three years immediately preceding the date of the Petition
  3. Substantial Connection: Either you or your spouse had a substantial connection with Hong Kong on the date of the Petition

These facts will need to be addressed in the Divorce for Petition to show the Family Court that the Family Court has jurisdiction over the matter.

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