Marriage Certificate Attestation

What is a Civil Marriage in UAE?

A civil marriage is a secular legal union between a man and a woman of any religion, nationality, or ethnicity, regulated by UAE Personal Status Law. It's preferred by couples of different faiths or nationalities who cannot marry in their religious institutions or home countries due to legal restrictions. The marriage certificate is legally recognized in the UAE and offers benefits such as inheritance rights and joint property ownership.

What is a Marriage Certificate?

A marriage certificate is a legal document that proves marriage between two people. The certifications are issued by a government authority such as a court or a registry office and include information about the couple, such as their names, ages, occupations, and the date and place of their marriage.

How do I get my Marriage Certificate in Dubai?

  • Obtain the certificate from the marriage officer who conducted your marriage ceremony. Provide your identification documents and those of your spouse.
  • Attest the certificate by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, either in person or through an authorized service centre.
  • Translate the certificate into English or the required language if you plan to use it outside the UAE for visa or residency purposes. Use an official translator approved by the UAE Ministry of Justice.
  • Optional: Further authenticate the certificate by the Embassy of your home country in Dubai, depending on your requirements.

Is a Marriage Certificate required for Family Visa in UAE?

A marriage certificate is required to obtain a Family Visa in the UAE. The marriage certificate should be attested by the relevant authorities and MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to prove the relationship between the sponsor and their spouse and to demonstrate that the marriage is legally recognized. Other documents required for a Family Visa include passport copies, UAE residence visa, salary certificate or employment contract, tenancy or accommodation contract, and birth certificates (for children).

Marriage certificate Attestation for Family Visa in UAE

  • Notarize the marriage certificate: The first step is to get the certificate notarized by a Notary Public in the country where the marriage occurred.
  • Attestation by the home country's Foreign Affairs: After notarization, the next step is to get the marriage certificate attested by the home country's Foreign Affairs or Foreign Ministry. This step involves verifying the authenticity of the marriage certificate and ensuring that it meets the legal requirements of the home country.
  • Attestation by the UAE Embassy: Once the home country's Foreign Affairs have attested the certificate, the next step is to get it attested by the UAE Embassy in the home country.
  • MOFA Attestation in Dubai: After attestation by the UAE Embassy, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs must attest the marriage certificate in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
  • Translation (if required): If you plan to use the marriage certificate outside of the UAE, especially for purposes like applying for a visa or residency in another country, you may need to translate it into English or the language required by the foreign Embassy.
  • Optional attestation by the foreign Embassy in UAE: Depending on your requirements, you may need to get the attestation of the marriage certificate further authenticated by the Embassy of your home country in the UAE.

Benchmark Attestation Services in Dubai

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