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The Marriage Ordinance (Cap. 181) empowers the Registrar of Marriages to appoint Civil Celebrants of Marriages.
Regarding eligibility criteria, please refer to section 5A and Schedule 4 of the Marriage Ordinance.
Upon appointment, the Civil Celebrants of Marriages, who are also solicitors, will be bound not only by the Hong Kong Solicitors' Guide to Professional Conduct but also by the Code of Practice for Civil Celebrants issued by the Registrar of Marriages.
Please visit the Immigration Department’s website regarding the application procedures for Appointment/Renewal of Appointment as a Civil Celebrants of Marriages.