Getting married at the Embassy/Consulate
*This is applicable for marriages between Filipinos only.
Step 1. Prepare the following requirements:
• Typewritten application for marriage license/certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage form.
• Joint affidavit of witnesses to a marriage and announcement for marriage forms
• 2 recent passport size photos of applicants
• Photocopies of passport and residence visa of applicants and witnesses
• Authenticated (red ribbon) birth certificates of the parties
• Authenticated (red ribbon) certificate of no marriage (for marriage purpose); CENOMAR or proof of singleness must be valid for 6 months
• Authenticated (red ribbon) affidavit of parental consent for applicant between 18-21 years old
• Authenticated (red ribbon) affidavit of parental advise for applicant between 21-25 years old
• For annulled applicant, submit authenticated (red ribbon) annotated marriage contract/certificate, authenticated court’s decision and authenticated (red ribbon) certificate of finality
• If applicant’s husband or wife is deceased, submit authenticated (red ribbon) death certificate and authenticated (red ribbon) marriage contract.
Step 2. Applicants are required to attend pre-marriage counseling seminar (certificates will be issued)
Step 3. Applicant must settle a total fee of Dhs340 in the embassy/consulate.
Reminder: Wedding ceremonies are conducted every Thursday, no applicants will be entertained during this day.
Source: Essential OFW Guide To UAE by Barney Almazar, Gulf Law