How paperwork in Civil Marriage Dubai is different than in Kuwait
Both Dubai and Kuwait are home to many expats from around the world. Both countries are very friendly city, and welcoming of expats given that many Kuwaitis have attended American, British, Irish, and other foreign colleges.
The mixing pot of culture of locals and expats explains why you have so many people from different nationalities and religion meet, fall in love and decide to consolidate their love through marriage.
In this article we shed light on the requirements for a paperwork for a civil marriage in Dubai Vs Kuwait.
Paperwork for civil marriage in Dubai
A civil marriage in Dubai is only possible if both partners are non Muslims. If either of the partner is a Muslim then getting married in Dubai that follows Sharia law is not possible.
Legal document requirements in Dubai for civil marriage
Non-Muslims can complete their marriage formalities at the following locations:
- Their country’s embassy or consulate in the UAE,
- A temple or church, depending on their religion.
- Some countries require nationals to file an intent to marry application with their embassy or consulate in the UAE. You should check with your embassy and proceed as necessary.
- The marriage must be registered in both parties’ embassies in the UAE.
- The bride’s approval
- At least one of the parties to the marriage contract (husband, wife, or wife’s guardian) must have a UAE residency visa. Both the bride and groom must be UAE residents in other emirates.
- A positive pre-marital screening certificate issued by the concerned public healthcare institutes in the UAE for the couple.
Civil marriage in Kuwait for Non Muslims
If both partners are Non Muslim; tentatively the following list of documents would be required. However the same can differ based on the nationality and current living situation of each partner.
- Nationality certificate or civil ID (for Kuwaiti applicants)
- Passport or civil ID (for resident applicants)
- Personal identity and a letter from the Executive Committee (for illegal resident applicant)
- Identifying the heirs (for widow applicants)
- Letter from the Public Social Security Institution (in cases where the husband is a student, a dealer, a retired, or unemployed)
- Identifying the heirs (if the guardian is deceased)
- Certification of divorce (in case of divorcees)
- Attorney-in-fact power of attorney
- Employer-issued marriage license (if the husband is a military man)
In conclusion to getting your civil marriage in Dubai Vs Kuwait
Whether you decide to get married in Dubai or Kuwait; both countries have extremely long, timeous wedding process which might require you to wait longer than expected. However if a civil paperwork is the end goal then countries such as Georgia, Seychelles make it easier to marry.
Keen to learn more about your wedding situation; speak to our team that has helped many couples tie the knot easy and hassle-free.