Your Taiwan marriage certificate.
[quote]also, right now I’m just on a visitor visa that expires 6 days after my wedding…how do I get it extended?
You should be able to get it extended at the police office. Take your marriage certificate and household reg. And actually, if you hurry after your wedding, you should be able to get everything done in time to get your passport into MOFA within that time. Once it’s in their hands it’s OK, even if it’s due to expire in that time.
can I just go to the police station with a copy of my marriage certificate and household registration (which leads to another question, where do I get that done and how long does it take?) and they’ll give me an extension, or do I have to sign up for Chinese lessons?
No Chinese lessons. Reason for extension is ‘visiting family’ (ie your wife). But like I said, you might not need to if you hurry. Household Reg: You and your wife need to go to the office in her hometown with her book (which may be her family book, or her own), and all your documents, including marriage certificate. You can get it done on the spot.
[quote]also, for my affidavit (sp?) saying that I’m not married, I’ve been told that it has to be notorized by MOFA. do I have to take it there myself, or will the Canadian Trade Office do that for me when I apply for it?
You need this before you can even get married. It certainly does not need to be notarized by MOFA. This is for the District court, before they can sign your marriage certificate. I think it has to be notarized by the TECO in your home country, but I can’t remember. It does have to be translated into Chinese, but you can do that yourself.
If you get the Cetificate of No Impedinment to Marriage, and CCRD (clean criminal record - you know about this right?) and health check, all sorted in time, then you should be able to go to the court the day after your wedding, get the marriage certificate, go to the Household registration office the same morning, and get everything into MOFA in the afternoon. No need for an extension. In fact, if you’re having a banquet wedding, there’s nothing to stop you going into the court and getting married before the wedding. I know people who have done this.