Civil Celebrant of Marriages Appointment Appeal Board

The Civil Celebrant of Marriages Appointment Appeal Board was established in May 2006 under Section 5J of the Marriage Ordinance, Cap. 181, to deal with appeals lodged under Section 5K of the Marriage Ordinance against any decision of the Registrar of Marriages to refuse, cancel or suspend an appointment of civil celebrant of marriages.

An appeal to the Board shall be dealt with by the Chairperson or the Deputy Chairperson and two members of the Appeal Board. A secretariat has been set up to provide day-to-day administrative support to the Board.

Enquiry: Rooms 1602-1604, 16/F, East Town Building, 41 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Telephone: 2520 6129
Fax: 2520 6590
E-mail address :

Membership of the Board

Chairperson: Dr. Alex CHAN Wing-ho
Deputy Chairperson: Dr. Philip PONG Wing-tat


Mr. Ernest CHAN Ho-sing
Ms. Joanne CHAN Jo-win
Dr. CHOW Cheuk-lun
Mr. Lawrence MA Yan-kwok
Miss NGAN Ming-sau
Mr. SUN Wai-kei

Secretary: Miss Queenie CHIU