IMPORTANT UPDATE: 15th NOVEMBER 2018
UAE expatriates have to follow a new procedure. As from now on all wedding certificates MUST be attested by the UAE embassy in Seychelles.
The civil weddings performed in Seychelles are recognized worldwide including UAE.
We got you married in Seychelles and you have returned home to UAE, you have received the following important documents:
Now it is time that the UAE authorities register your foreign marriage in UAE. Follow the below steps to have your wedding certificate legalized as this is the only way that the UAE will recognize your new martial status.
Get your foreign Seychelles Wedding registered in 2 easy steps:
STEP 1: Stamp from Embassy of Seychelles in Abu Dhabi
The visit to the embassy of Seychelles is mandatory as they will attest your wedding documents with a stamp. Without the stamp the UAE authorities will not accept your wedding documents.
STEP 2: Register your marriage at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
For expatriates in Dubai and UAE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the office that stamps documents to be accepted by the UAE government. To get your marriage registered, go to the MOFA to have them attested.
Go through the security check after entering the building. Proceed to the cash counter and tell the officer which documents you like to have attested (stamped). They will take cash and give you a electronic Dirham card. Next to the cash counter take the coupon by showing your electronic Dirham card. Get inside the next hall and wait for your token number. The attestation itself is a stamp and a sticker which is now on the backside of your wedding certificate.
For a MOFA visit, please respect the local dress code.
That is it, your marriage is now legal and recognized by the UAE.
Feel free to register your marriage at your home country.
For this you can go to your respective embassy or you do this once you travel to your home country.
Seychelles Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Villa no. 15, Murror Area, 23rd Street
(Close to the Mushrif Mall)
United Arab Emirates
Web: Seychelles embassies
Monday to Saturday: 9AM – 4PM
Sunday: 9AM – 3PM
Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd, Bur Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Phone: (04) 404 0000
Sunday to Thursday: 8AM – 3PM
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