Things You Must Know About Marriage Certificate Attestation

What Exactly Is A Marriage Certificate?

A marriage certificate is a legal proof that two peoples are married to each other. These documents are very important when you are traveling to a foreign country. This document gets issued by the church, mosque, and temple or by the state authority. Marriage certificate should provide the details mentioned below;

  • Name of the parties, the bride and the groom,
  • Age and marital status of the parties,
  • Date of marriage,
  • Place of marriage,
  • Complete address of the bride and the groom,
  • Name of witnesses,
  • And, the name of the person who formalizes the marriage.

While living in Dubai, it is necessary for being legal to attest your marriage certificate for certain reasons. See this here; if you want to take your spouse with you to Dubai, than you have to apply for a resident visa for your spouse. Your marriage certificate should get attested first from the country which issues you your certificate and then from the country you want to use that.

Steps of Procedure:

The marriage certificate attestation for UAE involves some steps for attestation. Those steps are mentioned below;

  1. You are required to have the notary public verification from the country your certificate get issued.
  2. Get attestation from the ministry of foreign affairs from the country you live.
  3. At last, get an attestation from the embassy of the country you are going to (Dubai).

Time for Attestation:

It is very often that certificate attestation will just take 3 to 5 days approximately. If you get any service then they will implement their maximum efforts for decreasing the time period and give you your attested documents as soon as possible.

Why You Need to Attest Your Certificate:

The most common reason for attestation of the marriage certificate is living with your partner. There are some other reasons for marriage certificate attestation, which could be, addition or removal of name in passport, applying for family visa, admission of wife in hospital for delivery, for expats, for adopting child, filing for divorce, applying for passport of kids, admission of kids to the school or applying for insurance.

Attestation of the marriage certificate is necessary for the above-mentioned reasons. You will be completely unauthorized for doing such actions if you do not get attestation of the marriage certificate.