Expat marriage in UAE VS Kuwait marriage
Over Valentine’s weekend, Abu Dhabi makes history by marrying several couples under the new personal laws. This is the first civil law in the UAE to address non-Muslim family concerns.
Read the whole article and learn more about weddings in Kuwait and in UAE, which is a better and fast option.
MARRIAGE IN KUWAIT – REQUIREMENTS
If you want to marry in Kuwait, you will need to fill out a lot of paperwork, which will take time and effort.
- Civil ID or nationality certificate for Kuwaiti applicants
- Civil ID or passport for resident applicants
- Letter from the Executive Committee and the personal identification for illegal resident applicants
- Determination of heirs for widow applicants
- Letter from the Public Institution for Social Security, if the husband is a student, a dealer, a retired, or unemployed
- Divorce certification for the divorcee
- Special power of attorney
- Marriage permit from the employer, if the husband is a military man
FOREIGN MARRIAGE IN THE UAE
The new rule regulates the family concerns of expats and foreigners and allows tourists to finalize civil marriage contracts in Abu Dhabi. Under the country’s civil law, non-Muslims are permitted to marry, divorce, and have shared child custody. Non-Muslims in the UAE had to marry in the embassy or consulate of their home country.
THE GOAL OF THIS MOVE IS TO PROVIDE A FLEXIBLE AND ADVANCED JUDICIAL MECHANISM FOR THE DETERMINATION OF NON-MUSLIM PERSONAL STATUS DISPUTES, THUS ENHANCING THE EMIRATE’S POSITION AND GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AS ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS FOR TALENT AND SKILLS
CHOOSING TO MARRY IN THE ABU DHABI
Foreigners can now marry in the UAE. We recommend speaking with a legal expert who can assist you in getting married with the proper documentation and paperwork.
If you want to learn more about marriage in the UAE for foreigners, schedule a call with our team