+971 42 555496     info@hhslawyers.com
attesting certificate

How to Legalize Your Marriage Certificate in the UAE?

UAE is a place for people from all over the world. The number of expats in the UAE is quite high. People from different nations and countries come to Dubai for starting their businesses and getting settled. People need to know about the tiny things that most of the people ignore at the start including the laws. You better not do this and know all the laws that may help you in UAE in the long run.

Different countries have different rules and regulations and so is the case with UAE. UAE is a Muslim country and has Sharia law in it. This is what makes it different from the western world. Know what you do not know and be on the safer side.

One of the most important thing that people need to know here is its rules. If you do not abide by the rules and regulations in the UAE, you will get punished. So, it is better for all the people living in the UAE to respect the laws in the UAE. Laws in Dubai can be strict and if you do not follow them, you may end up getting in trouble.

Marriage in the UAE

In Arabic culture, marriage is a legal bond between a man and a woman. Premarital sex is forbidden in the UAE and no unmarried man and a woman can share an apartment or a villa in UAE. so, if you and your partner decide to move towards UAE, you better be aware of the accommodation and the rules of accommodation in UAE.

A married couple will not face such problems but for that, it is important for the couple to have the UAE recognized marriage certificate. If the authorities do not recognize your foreign marriage certificate, you will need to legalize it beforehand. HHS lawyers and legal consultants can help you in providing guidance regarding the process of legal drafting services in Dubai.

How to Legalize Your Marriage Certificate In UAE?

STEP.1: Firstly, legalize your marriage certificate by the foreign ministry present in the country where the marriage took place

STEP.2:  Secondly, attest the marriage certificate by UAE embassy present in that same country

STEP.3: Thirdly, attest your documents by the Ministry of foreign affairs in UAE. Some embassies may want Dubai or Abu Dhabi branch to stamp the document before attesting it with the ministry of foreign affairs.

Are you planning to move to UAE? Do know its laws as marriage laws may be different in different countries. If you are planning to move to UAE permanently or temporarily, you must know about the marriage laws. All these little things can either make your stay happy or dreadful.

Legalize Your Marriage in the UAE

You cannot share an apartment or a villa as a couple if you are not married to each other. If you get caught doing so, you will be prosecuted.

If you get married outside the premises of UAE and are having a marriage certificate from the respective country, make sure you get it legalized by the authorities in UAE. This is the only way you can legalize your marriage in the UAE without facing any problem.

How to recognize your marriage certificate?

Foreign ministry needs to legalize your marriage certificate firstly where the marriage took place. After that, the legalized marriage certificate would be needed to get attested by the UAE embassy present in the respective country. Furthermore, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs will attest your documents.

Marriage legalization is important for you because it gives you a proper status of being married to each other. This also helps you stay in the same apartment as the other way around may cause you a lot of problems. Staying away from getting into such problems, especially when you are in a host country, is very important. All such things save you from getting troubled on different occasions. This is not as difficult as it may seem. Legalize your marriage before you move to UAE to avoid as many problems as possible.

Did We Scare You Enough?

UAE is a Muslim country but that doesn’t mean it is conservative. But there is some cultural perspective you need to be very careful about. So, make sure that you get a proper idea about the culture and marriage laws in UAE beforehand.

Drafting Memorandum of Association, Power of attorney Drafting and drafting legal documents has never been this easy before. HHS lawyers know how you can carry out all of these tasks as easily as possible. You can now outsource legal drafting services including the marriage legalization without facing any major issues.

All you need is to consult the HHS lawyers and legal consultants to seek advice regarding different issues. They know how to deal with legal issues effectively. Before moving towards any country, take their advice so you know how to act properly and what to do in the UAE.

M. Al Khairy, LL.B. is a Senior Partner of HHS Lawyers in UAE. Practicing law for almost a decade, he has in-depth knowledge on UAE legislation with particular expertise on legal drafting, contract drafting, labor disputes, family law, and regulatory compliance for business organizations. Al Khairy also provides counsel on legal rights and obligations in the UAE to clients, including individuals and businesses subject to investigation or prosecution under Criminal Law by major regulators. Read more