|184||Title:||LEGITIMACY ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||3||Heading:||Legitimation by subsequent marriage of parents||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, where the parents of an illegitimate person marry or have married one another, whether before or after the commencement of this Ordinance, the marriage shall, if the father of the illegitimate person was or is at the date of the marriage domiciled in Hong Kong or had or has at such date a substantial connection with Hong Kong, render that person, if living, legitimate from the commencement of this Ordinance, or from the date of the marriage, whichever last happens.
(2) The legitimation of a person under this Ordinance shall not enable him or his spouse, children or remoter issue to take any interest in property save as is hereinafter in this Ordinance expressly provided.
(3) The provisions contained in the Schedule shall have effect with respect to the re-registration of the births of legitimated persons.
(4) The Legislative Council may by resolution vary the amount of any fee specified in the Schedule. (Added 53 of 1986 s. 2)