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What is a marriage certificate

What is a marriage certificate? Why is marriage attestation important?

A marriage certificate is an official document issued by the government after a couple gets married. You will need this document to re-name yourself, change your passport details or apply for a visa abroad. It is also useful if you need to prove your relationship status.

A marriage certificate is essential for applicants who wish to obtain a passport, visa, or change their name after marriage. Translation services are provided if necessary. Documents required for attestation include an original certificate accompanied by a valid passport.

Attestation of a Marriage Certificate Procedure

To obtain a UAE visa for your family, you must first provide your marriage certificate, which must be confirmed by the consulate or embassy in your home country, and then by the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The following is a step-by-step guide to attestation of a marriage certificate:

Step 1: For Marriage Certificate Attestation, you must first get it certified in your home department – regardless of where you were born.

Step 2: The certificate mustads then be attested by your home country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Authority.

Step 3: After that, you can submit your marriage certificate to the UAE Embassy in your home country.

Step 4: Once the previous three stages have been completed, your paper will be sent to several departments in the UAE for further attestation, including the Notary Public, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What documents are required?

  • a copy of the marriage certificate in its original form
  • Valid IDs and Passport Copies
  • 2 Illustrations
  • A letter of authorization for the attestation

Why is it necessary to certify a marriage certificate?

When you wish to alter your name legally after you’ve married
If you need to work with your spouse’s health insurance,
If you are a foreign national who wishes to immigrate to another country and take advantage of the immigration incentives,
If you wish to file taxes jointly with your spouse or sponsor your family in the UAE, or if you want to apply for loans

What information is required?


  • The Parties’ Names
  • Age and marital status, as well as the date and location of the wedding
  • Groom’s and Bride’s Addresses