How to Get Married in Dubai for Filipino and American



Despite all the advantages of living in the United Arab Emirates and the undoubtedly exciting experience that you will have after living there for a while, being in this country has its disadvantages.


How to get married in Dubai for Filipino and American, flowers, rings


To a greater extent, this applies to tourists and expats who do not belong to the Islamic religion. After all, when you grow up in a society with less strict laws and a different religion is very difficult to put up with strange in your opinion and infringing laws.

Marriage in the Emirates is the only legal form of relationship between a man and a woman who are not related. That is, in order to feel protected in Muslim society, to have the right to live together and to have a child, you must be married.

Intimate relations outside of marriage or pregnancy can well threaten you, at least, with deportation from the country.


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Despite the amazing fact that almost 90% of the UAE population are immigrants, they are also subject to most local laws. Therefore, if a Filipino and an American want to have a fulfilling relationship in Dubai, they still need to get married.


What are the marriage requirements for Filipinos and Americans in Dubai?

In order to get a marriage license, you need to prepare a certain amount of documents. And they will not be few, so you need to have patience.

First of all, you will need the following documents:

  • Both partners must provide original birth certificates with an official translation into Arabic. They must also be certified by the embassy or consulate of your country of citizenship.
  • A certificate of legal capacity issued by the embassy.
  • If the Muslim groom already has a wife/wife, the consent of his first wife to the marriage is required. The Muslim religion allows a man to have up to four wives, as long as he can financially support them.
  • You will also need to provide proof of your UAE citizenship or residency permit (must have at least one of the partners).


Marriage rules for Filipinos and Americans in Dubai

In addition to collecting documents, there are a number of rules you need to follow in order to get married in Dubai:

  • Both partners must be of legal age (18 or older). If the age is less than the designated minimum, only a judge can issue a marriage license.
  • The marriage must be legally registered. Even if you have performed a religious ceremony, it must be legally registered with the local authorities to be considered legal.
  • Same-sex marriages are forbidden in Dubai and in other emirates. If you had a same-sex marriage in another country, you cannot legalize it in the UAE. According to Sharia law, only a man and a woman can be married.
  • Muslims are required to follow the local rules of marriage and perform it according to the prescribed procedure.
  • Non-Muslims can get married at their country's embassy, a specialized court for non-Muslims, or a religious institution. Not all religions are recognized by the government of the kingdom, but marriages of Christians and Jews can be legalized in local departments.

For more information about Filipino-American weddings in Dubai, you should contact your local government or your country's embassy.

Among other things, you can disregard all the formalities that the Emirati law forces you to and get married in another country. For example, Georgia.

For a wedding in Georgia, you don't need to collect so many documents and wait a lot of time for the permit. All you have to do is translate your passport at a notary's office into Georgian and fly to Georgia. Getting a marriage license is fairly straightforward in one day.

Another requirement for Filipinos and Americans to get married in Georgia is to have two witnesses. But if you do not have them, no problem, the wedding agency "Shu Wedding" will provide them to you.

Come to Georgia, get married and enjoy the stunning views of the country!