A new service launched by the Dubai Courts assists non-Muslims in getting married within a day, according to the UAE’s new civil marriage policy. Prior to that, non-Muslim couples in the Emirate could get married in a religious ceremony or at their embassy.

According to a report, the service is in line with the new Federal Personal Status Lae, which covers marriage, divorce, and inheritance for non-Muslim nationals and expats in the UAE.

Here are some step-by-step instructions for couples to get their civil marriage contracts within 24 hours:

  1. They should go to a Dubai Court service center (Al Barsha Traffic Building, Wafi Mall and Al Yalayis).
  2. Fill out an electronic form
  3. Following that, a designated employee will confirm that both parties have given their consent.
  4. The request will be approved and signed electronically at this point.
  5. A judge will receive the confirmation to ensure that all legal requirements are met.
  6. The document will be signed by the judge.
  7. The marriage contract will be electronically documented and approved.
  8. Applicants will be notified via email or text message.

A marriage certificate costs AED220.

To obtain a civil marriage certificate, applicants must not be Muslims, one of the parties must be a Dubai resident, and both applicants must be at least 21 years old.

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