Where to get married when you live in the GCC?
If you live together in the GCC, as we explained in the previous video, you may have three reasons to get married:
- You may be looking to make your relationship official.
- You are planning to move together under the same roof.
- Or you would like to have a child.
Any of those three reasons will lead you to looking for a wedding certificate. The question is where to get married when you need one.
1. Get married through your respective embassy in the GCC
The main option is to ask directly at your embassy what is the process and what are the steps to get married. Most of the time they will request a lot of documents. It could be a good option if you both are of the same religion and nationality.
If your partner is from a different religion or nationality it could be very complicated due to the list of documents that you will have to provide to your embassy to get married.
2. Let the GCC court marry you
Another option, if you both are muslim, is to get married in the court in any of the GCC countries.
If it is too difficult for you to get married in your embassy or if you are both non-muslim, you will have to look for an alternative.
Alternatives, such as to find the cheapest place to get a wedding certificate, and a place with less hassles when it comes to legalizations or documentation needed.
3. Tie the knot in Georgia the country
There are four main countries when it comes to getting married: Seychelles, Denmark, Cyprus, Georgia. These four countries have a simple and straightforward process, however depending on where you live you will have to get more information to consider.
You will have to look at the travel time, the City hall or Public Service hall working day to process all the documentation. You will have to consider the full price of flights, accommodation and daily spendings over there. Consider as well the global investment in terms of money and time.
This is why Georgia stands out as one of the best options for getting married for anyone living in the GCC.
Georgia is only three hours away by flight. It is visa-free for most of the GCC residents, especially if you have a UAE resident visa in your passport. Plus even couples of different nationalities or religions can easily marry there. The wedding cost is usually lower than at the embassy, and Georgia provides Apostille wedding certificates, which means over hundred countries will recognize the wedding certificate.
Please make sure to double check at your embassy the list of requirements you may be asked to register your wedding certificate.
All we can tell you is if you are looking for a good place to get married, Georgia is definitely one of the best options. And if you still have some doubts or questions you can always check our blog where we answered the most popular FAQs.
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