Marriage In Dubai

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Marriage in Dubai Jul 31, 2007
Only the UAE government can give authoritative answers to all questions concerning marriage.
The following is an unofficial explanation of how to be married in Dubai:

Information from www.usconsulate.gov :
Islamic Marriage

Islamic Marriages are performed at the Marriage Sections of the Dubai Courts (Tel: 04-334-7777 or http://www.dubaicourts.gov.ae ). No prior appointment is necessary. Please note that the Islamic court will NOT marry Christians, so the procedure below does NOT apply to non-Muslims.

STEP 1: Both the bride and groom must hold valid UAE residence visas issued by the Emirate of Dubai.


STEP 2: The bridegroom, bride, guardian of the bride (i.e. father, or the legal guardian upon father’s death, or his attorney), and two male Muslim witnesses must be present on the day of the marriage. The following documents must also be presented:

* If the bride’s father is deceased, a Certificate of Death or Sharia’a Declaration of his death by the bride.
* The couple’s original passports and copies, (nationality document of UAE bridegroom if the bride is a UAE national), and identification documents of the guardian and witnesses.
* If the bride is divorced or widowed, proof must be presented. If the divorce was made upon court judgment, evidence must be presented to ensure that this judgment is not under appeal in a court of appeal or a court of cessation.
* If the bride is Muslim and her guardian is non-Muslim, a no objection letter from the bride’s Embassy or Consulate is required, in which her marital status and the name of the person she intends to marry must be mentioned. The no objection letter must be attested by UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and must be legally translated into Arabic and attested by the UAE Ministry of Justice. As the US Consulate cannot provide such a letter, American citizens who want to marry should write their own statement, which the US Consulate will notarize for a fee of 111 UAE Dhms. Notary services are performed between 11:30 am and 2:00
* All documents issued outside the UAE (i.e. birth/death certificates, divorce decrees, etc) must be translated into Arabic and attested by the UAE Ministry of Justice and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

STEP 3: After the wedding ceremony is complete, you will receive a UAE marriage license upon payment of a 50 UAE Dhms processing fee.

STEP 4: Take your documents to the Ministry of Justice (04-282-5999) near the Garhoud Bridge to authenticate the signature and the Notary Public seal. Then take the documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to authenticate the seal of the Ministry of Justice.

STEP 5: Finally, bring all your documents to the US Consulate General for authentication of the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Your marriage certificate will then be legal for use in the US.

Christian Marriage

STEP 1: Choose a minister (below is a list of several local ministers). Certain documents may be required (divorce decrees, birth certificates, etc.). Some ministers will only marry members of their denominations and none of the ministers will perform the marriage if one party is a Muslim.

Father Daniel Cherofolini (Catholic): Tel: 04-337-0087 or 04-335-8504, 8 A.M. – 12 P.M., 4 P.M. – 7:30 P.M., not available on Tuesdays


Reverend Canon Stephen Wright, Christ Church (Anglican): Tel:04-884-5436
Pastor Leonardo A, Castro Jr. (Interdenominational): Tel: 04-297-6645 or 050-455-9372
Pastor Daniel Spletts, United Christian Church of Dubai (Interdenominational): Tel: 04-344-2509
Emirates Baptist Church International (Southern Baptist): Tel: 04-349-1596, E-mail:ebci@emirates.net.ae.


STEP 2: After the marriage ceremony, the minister will give you a marriage certificate in English, which must be translated into Arabic by a court-approved legal translator. Translation fees range between 40 to 50 UAE Dhms per page. Below is a list of several court-approved translators (a complete list can be obtained from the Dubai Ministry of Justice, Tel: 04-282-5999):



Al-Diwan (Legal Translation Division), Modern Pharmacy Building (near Nassar Square), 2nd floor, Office #209, Al-Maktoum Street, Deira, Tel: 04-223-2189 E-mail:aldiwan@emirates.net.ae
Eman Translation Services, Modern Pharmacy Building, 1st Floor, Office #104, Nasser Square, Al Maktoum Street, Tel: 04-224-7066 E-Mail: ets@emirates.net.ae
Arabian Translation Center, P.O. Box 6549, Sharjah, UAE, Tel: 06-561-5552 E-Mail:raadtrns@emirates.net.ae

Diamond Legal Translation, Rigga Road, Golden Fork Restaurant Building, Block C, Mezzanine Floor, Office #07, Dubai, UAE, Tel: 04-227-3133, E-mail:dlt@emirates.net.ae

Dana Translation, P.O. Box 7992, Dubai, UAE, Tel: 04-393-5702, E-mail:danatran@emirates.net.ae

STEP 3: Submit the original English marriage certificate and the Arabic translation (keep copies of both) to the Notary Public office at the Dubai courts. They will certify the documents for a fee of 80 UAE Dhms.

STEP 4: Take your documents to the Ministry of Justice (04-282-5999) near the Garhoud Bridge to authenticate the signature and the Notary Public seal. Then take the documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to authenticate the seal of the Ministry of Justice.

STEP 5: Finally, bring all your documents to the US Consulate General for authentication of the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Your marriage certificate will then be legal for use in the US.


here is some more information:
http://www.dubaifaqs.com/marriage-in-dubai.htm

Follow this link for a lot of good information

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very useful Jul 31, 2007
This is a very useful link. Thank you
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Re: very useful Aug 01, 2007
beagle wrote:This is a very useful link. Thank you


Your welcome
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Aug 01, 2007
I agree, very good link but would it make more sense to change the link just to the FAQ's home page? A lot of useful information on a lot of topics, my two fils.
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damn this site is useful ;)

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hit Aug 13, 2007
that hits the spot
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Sep 11, 2007
Good info,
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Oct 28, 2007
Thanks... very helpful link. :wink:
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Nov 30, 2007
How to get pregnant in Dubai
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Very useful thanks :)
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Nov 25, 2008
Good Share
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Jan 06, 2009
thanks 4 share
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Feb 25, 2009
what about inter-religious marriages? :-p
winn
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Mar 06, 2009
is that true that you have to get a blood test done from a government hospital before the marriage?

if so, what if the woman is pregnant already and it comes out that she is (a blood test will show this easily)

then the woman can be held responsible for adultery right? is that common procedere?

i mean there are many marriages, because the woman is pregnant and there is no other way but to get married to each other.

can anybody answer the question regarding the blood test? any experiences? the blood test is new rule since dec 2007 apperantly
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