How to get married in Dubai for Filipino. Dubai has a large population of people from Philippines. It is only natural for Filipinos getting married in Dubai. How it works depends on number of things:
Who you are getting married with
Pre Marriage medical test
Dubai follows Islamic laws of marriage and the Nikah is a valid marriage contract in Shariah law. If you are a Filipino Muslim, you would follow the Islamic law.
For All other people from Philippines, here is the the process:
You must posses a valid residence visa. If a spouse has a visit visa they will need to go through a medical examination before they are allowed to marry.
Court Marriages in Dubai : Couples can choose to get a court marriage using the Dubai Courts. This means that the married couple exchanges vows in front of a judge and not in some religious ceremony. The local government has set up an online system for marriage applications and registration. Go to www.dubaicourts.gov.ae and look for the eZawaj section to register your marriage in Dubai.
For people who wish to go the courts in person the government of Dubai built the Dubai Personal Status Courts Complex in Al Garhoud. These courts ares specifically meant to deal with issues relating to family, marriages, reconciliations, divorce and settlements.
a) Residence permits are not a requirement. However, the paperwork can take almost four weeks so a couple must have valid permission to stay within the country long enough to get their documents ready.
b) Both the male and female who are getting married must be 18 years or older.
c) The couples are not allowed to be related before marriage.
d) Two witnesses with proper identification documents.
e) You will either get married in a church or at the Philippine Consulate General – Dubai
f) You need to show valid birth certificate from Philippines or country of your birth ,
g) You will need passports and their photocopies
h) Passports of the witness and also their photocopies,
i) Plus a UAE Medical Fitness Certificate and blood test from the Health Ministry.
j) In case you or your partner is divorced a final divorce document or previous marriage certificates should be presented. In case of widowers a death certificate will be required of the previous husband or wife.
k) The marriage certificate will be in English if the marriage ceremonies were performed in the same language. The certificate will need to be translated into Arabic to be acceptable in the UAE. This can be done by an official translator and the document can be certified by the Notary Public at Dubai Courts.
l) The marriage certificate needs more attestation starting with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), which will then be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). After all this, a married couple then needs get certifications from their respective embassies if they are citizens of different countries.