According to Guangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau, couples who go for marriage registration have no need to pay the cost of marriage certificate (9 RMB / per person) since August 1st, 2015.
It is said that Civil affairs bureau of several districts in Guangzhou have received such a notification like civil affairs bureau of Tianhe District, while civil affairs bureau of Yuexiu District and Haizhu District are still unknown, reported dayoo.com.
Civil affairs bureau of Huangpu District has been a pilot to implement that policy since March 1, 2015 and the cost of marriage certificate was paid by the government of Huangpu District as fiscal subsides.
Hence, if that policy launched to all districts of Guangzhou, whose subsides are to be paid by government of districts. Last year, a total of 131544 couples registered for marriage in Guangzhou, which would cost above 1.1 million RMB.