• If the fiancé, fiancée or her guardian is represented by an attorney, the latter must submit a special power of attorney for marriage (original for records).
• If the fiancée is divorced or a widow, she must submit an official document proving so (original for review and a copy for records).
• If such divorce is revocable, a declaration of non-resumption of marriage must be submitted (original for records).
• If a court judgment is issued in relation to divorce, separation, revocation or annulment of the marriage contract, or the death of a missing husband, then her Eddah will count effective from the date such judgment becomes decisive.
• If a document is issued abroad or by an embassy in the UAE, it must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If it is not written in Arabic, it will be translated to Arabic and attested by the Ministry of Justice (original for records).
• The fiancée’s guardian might be her father, son, brother, then her uncle; noting that guardianship will follow this order unless there is a serious reason such as the death or absence of the original guardian, then the next guardian will be present. An official document proving so must be submitted.
1. The following conditions shall apply to any marriage between a UAE national woman and a non-UAE national man:
• The UAE national woman wishing to get married may not have acquired her nationality by dependence.
• The proposing man shall have some nationality, i.e. he may not be a stateless.
• The proposing man should be legally resident in the UAE.
• The proposing man shall provide a no-criminal record certificate.
2. If no guardian is available, the woman must present a proof thereof (certification of succession or legal succession notice).
3. Marriage contracts for female minors, of less than 18 lunar years, may not be completed without the consent of the competent judge and the Minors Marriage Committee.
4. Members of the UAE Armed Forces (men and women), who wish to marry non-UAE nationals, should have a special permission from the Armed Forces to this effect.
5. Employees of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who wish to marry non-UAE nationals, should have a special permission from their Ministry.
6. GCC nationals (men and women), who wish to marry Non-GCC nationals, should submit a document proving the consent of their respective countries, to be attested by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
7. Any Yemeni woman wishing to marry a man not of her nationality, should submit a document proving the consent of her country, to be attested by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
8. For any UAE national holding a passport issued by the Emirate of Ajman, and wishing to marry a woman of non-GCC countries, he shall submit a document proving the consent of the Sharia Court of Ajman.
9. Nationals of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain (men and women), who wish to marry other than their nationalities, should submit a document proving the consent of their respective countries, to be attested by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
10. Cases that require a consent from the judge:
• Both or either the fiancé or the fiancée is less than 18 lunar years or if the fiancé is twice the fiancée’s age or more.
• Marriages between non-Muslims.
• Both or one of the couple does not hold a document indicating his/her nationality, or if he/she has no legal residence in the UAE.
• A fiancée with no guardian.