Well done Hugsys, so glad you decided to get legal advice before taking action.To all unmarried British muslims: would definitely recommend reg office ceremony before coming out here. It saves stress, awards legal protection in case of marital breakdown and costs a good bit less than GBP380!Anyway congrats on sorting this out, hugsys - wishing you a safe and happy delivery in the UAE!Great news xxedited by EmilyG on 30/05/2012
Hi Hugsys,Thank you for posting this. We are in the exact same situation, luckily I have a job and my company could sponsor me!Would you please be kind and give me more details on the procedure to legalise your Muslim marriage certificate without having to have the civil ceremony? (mine says it is not legal unless it is stampted by the Registry).We have French passports but we got married in the mosque in the UK.Thank you in advance!
Awww thank you ladies! SO relieved myself. I can stay with hubby and have baby here. It’s a good day! I said to hubby a few days back if this all gets sorted I’m going to party! I guess in the final trimester the idea of partying is sleeping as I knocked out so early yesterday! People are asking why I didn’t do this before. Well British embassy and FCO confirmed on the phone that they have ‘never heard of this document being attested and cannot be done unless we have a civil ceremony certificate along with it’. Clearly I had the bad luck of speaking to people at both places who had no idea. I didn’t fight it either because it made sense its not a Muslim country why would they legalize a Muslim marriage?My legal advisor (would highly recommend Al Midfa Associates by the way) told me that I’ve been fobbed off and it can be done. Rather than appointing me a lawyer and taking my money for no reason for our court hearing she quite simply put me in touch with a few notary publics in UK there and it was very simple after that.. 380 squids mind you.She said so many people in the UAE go through the same thing we are so I am just hoping this can help other couples make their process stress free as well.
Hugsy, I am so very happy for you, this is great news, I have to say i get so annoyed sometimes when you see people say " i have spoken to such and such and it cant be done" there is always a way and sometimes it just takes that little bit of extra time. So glad you didnt have to fly also xxxedited by Birchy on 30/05/2012
Hugsys, I'm so happy that you found a solution! That's brilliant news!Just wanted to add one final step to your three below, as I found out recently that (even with a stamp from the UAE embassy abroad), nothing is official until the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE has attested it. So after you get your certificate back from the UK with the UAE embassy stamp, just take it down to MOFA in Bur Dubai, pay Dhs 150 per page (for the express/instant service) and get a MOFA sticker. It's a very straightforward and easy process, once they see the UAE embassy stamp. Took me 10 minutes last time and ladies get special treatment, so no queues Good luck with everything!
Didn't read much of the thread.....but, so you thought that your Muslim marriage certificate was not recognised in the U.A.E. because it is a Muslim marriage certificate (as opposed to the normal legal one) not because it hasn't been attested?! I.e. U.A.E. doesn't care that it is a Muslim cert so long as it has been attested the normal way? Yes...it's easy to see why the confusion with the usual communication challenges.Anyway....stress over....that's the main thing.
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But that is the standard procedure for any marriage/birth/education certificate, I thought there was some reason that you couldn't have had that done?Anyhow, good news!
Well done. Stress over....
Glad you got it sorted !!
As many of you know i've been going around in circles trying to get my Muslim marriage certificate legalised as I'm pregnant.Solution found!Ladies you just need to send your certificates back to UK for:1. Notary public certificate2. FCO stamping (they do islamic mosque certificate legalising as long as notary public has signed it)3. UAE embassy in UKTadaa! Problem solved and no need to go to court. Good luck all xedited by Hugsys on 29/05/2012
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