Skip to main content

Saudi joins the Apostille Convention -Insight in Georgia weddings


For many expats around the world, Georgia has always been one of the most popular destinations to marry. The easy, fast, and hassle-free documentation makes it the top destination for couples of different nationalities and religions.

Majority of the couples that choose to marry in Georgia are often located in the GCC countries and choose to travel here because of the nature and easy travel options. In this article however; we shed light on the new law about Saudi joining the Apostille convention and what dos this mean for couples’ opting to get married in Georgia

New update on Saudi joining the HCCH Apostille Convention

Previously, any foreign document received from courts, notaries, or public authorities in Saudi Arabia required special scrutiny and legalization from higher authorities. This prolonged and complicated the legalization process.

To address this issue, keep in mind that Saudi Arabia has now signed the Hague Apostille Convention Abolishing the Legalization Requirement for Foreign Public Documents (“Convention”). This means that an apostille stamp issued by a foreign country would be considered sufficient proof for legalization and use in any other convention member country.

Concluding on the Saudi joining the Apostille Convention

With Saudi Arabia’s upcoming association agreement, the convention applies between the two Apostille countries involved. An apostille is sufficient to certify the validity of a document, eliminating the need for double-certification. This update is likely to reduce Saudi Arabia’s difficulty, deliverability, and possibly cost.

As Georgia is a part of Apostille convention this could pave path for couples choosing to marry in Georgia. However the agreement is still in its early stages and its too soon to comment. Stay tuned for more updates on this matter.

Want to know more about your marriage in Georgia as a Saudi resident. Talk to us now !

Interesting readings for you

September 26, 2022
Countries that are parties to the Hague Convention accept documents from member-states without further authentication. Georgia is a member of the A…
June 2, 2021
Not all people can afford to get married in Dubai because it’s more expensive than you can imagine. But marrying in Dubai also might not be the bes…
September 14, 2021
Saving money is one of the most prevalent practises among practically all expats. That’s because living overseas may be too expensive, partic…
Is it easy for an expat to get married in Abu Dhabi Vs Georgia
Both residents and expats can get married in the Abu Dhabi and in the rest of the UAE. However; it is important to note that UAE follows the Sharia law. While the law allows a Muslim man to marry a non-Muslim woman, a Muslim woman must produce proof of her husband’s Islam conversion. In this […]
Who needs a wedding certificate in GCC?
Whenever you live together as a couple in any of the GCC countries (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA) by law you need to be married. If you want to live with your partner, if you want to have a child, you will be requested to get a wedding certificate.
Foreign Marriage in Georgia: How legal is a Georgian wedding?
Or in other words is Georgian Wedding certificate legal? Yes. The Georgian wedding certificate and Georgian marriage is legal
Talk to your ◆◇ wedding advisor
“I need help to start planning my family”
“I want to move with my partner”
“I want to organize my dream wedding”
“I don’t know how to register my wedding”
“I don’t know how if I have to convert”
Best Wedding Agency in Georgia
Was the content useful?