About Us Marriages

Consulate General of India

Dubai

Marriages between the two individuals, at least one of whom is an Indian citizen with a residence visa of the UAE, are solemnized / registered at the Consulate, under Foreign Marriage Act, 1969.

Procedure for Marriage Solemnization/registration at the Consulate

Step 1:

Prospective couples may approach the Consulate through e-mail, walk-ins or phone for enquiries. The following documents are required to be submitted by them for processing their requests.

(A) Marriage solemnization

(i) Marriage of Indian national with Indian national.

Service fee=(190), ICWF=(8)=Total AED198

1. Passport and visa copies of prospective bride and groom.

2. Parent’s NOC for the marriage, with copies of their passports and visas (should be self attested). If they are UAE residences, original passports are required. Otherwise, Notarized NOC on Rs. 50/100 Indian stamp paper and copies of their IDs..

3. Singleness Certificate / Divorce decree / Death certificate

4. 4 passport size photographs of Bride & Groom

5. Self attested copies of passports & visas of three witnesses, plus originals passports

6. Duly filled in form for ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ (4 copies)

7. Duly filled in form for ‘Declaration by Prospective Bride and Groom’ (2 copies)

(ii) Marriage of Indian national with foreign national in addition to the requirement as above, following documents are required.

(1) A non-impediment certificate certifying the singleness of the foreign national from his/her respective Embassy/Consulate. It should be duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of UAE. If the Embassy/Consulate does not issue such a certificate, a Sworn Affidavit attested by the respective Embassy/Consulate needs to be submitted.

(2) A certificate from the Consulate of the foreign national stating that his/her country’s respective law does not prohibit their nationals from marrying foreign nationals.

(B). For Marriage Solemnized outside the Consulate at Church / Gurudwara / Temple / Local Court

(i) Marriage of Indian national with Indian national.

Service fee=(190), ICWF=(8)=Total AED198

1.Passport and visa copies of prospective bride and groom.

2. Parent’s NOC for the marriage, with copies of their passports and visas (should be self attested). If they are UAE residences, original passports are required. Otherwise, Notarized NOC on Rs. 50/100 Indian stamp paper and copies of their IDs.

3. Singleness Certificate / Divorce decree / Death certificate

4. Self attested copies of passport & visas of three witnesses, plus originals passports

5. 2 passport size photograph of Bride & Groom

6. Marriage certificate issued from Church / Gurudwara / Temple / Local Court

7. Duly filled in form (Registration of foreign Marriage at the Indian Consulate, Dubai)

(ii) Marriage of Indian national with foreign national in addition to the requirement as above, following documents are required.

(1) A non-impediment certificate certifying the singleness of the foreign national from his/her respective Embassy/Consulate. It should be duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of UAE. If the Embassy/Consulate does not issue such a certificate, a Sworn Affidavit attested by the respective Embassy/Consulate needs to be submitted.

(2) A certificate from the Consulate of the foreign national stating that his/her country’s respective law does not prohibit their nationals from marrying foreign nationals.

Note: Validity of Documents : As a practice, the documents issued in UAE are considered to be valid for 3 months from the date of issue and those issued outside UAE are considered to be valid for 6 months, if no validity is specified.

Step 2: All five persons (couple+3 witnesses) are required to appear before Marriage Officer for signatures with their original passports and its photocopy, both at the time of submission of Forms and solemnization of the Marriage photocopy of passports required only at the time of submission of form.

Step3: After submission of Form, newspaper notice is to be given by the couple for publication in local English Newspaper (UAE) as well as English Newspaper in India home country (at the place of permanent residence as indicated in the passport). The advertisement should contain the full text provided by the Consulate.

Step4: After the publication of the notice, the newspaper needs to be submitted in original. A date, at least 30 days after the date of last publication of the notice is assigned for solemnization of marriage.

Step5: A day prior to the date of solemnization of marriage, original passports of the couple and witnesses are required to be presented to the Marriage Officer.

Step6: On the scheduled date the prospective couple, along with the three witnesses, need to come to the Consulate for solemnization/registration of the marriage. They should carry their original passport

A Divorcee: Request for Marriage solemnization/ registration in such cases are considered on case-to- case basis.

If a divorce decree has been issued in India, it should be attested by the Home department of the State where the decree has been issued, and MEA (Ministry of External Affairs), New Delhi. For a decree issued in the UAE, its legal English translation, attested by the MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) needs to be submitted for Consulate’s consideration. For a decree issued in a 3rd country, its English translation, attested by their Foreign Office and / or Indian Mission there or MOFA (in case of a foreign national) needs to be submitted for Consulate’s consideration.

Marriages, where either bride or groom or both are Muslims, are not solemnized at the Consulate.
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