Skip to main content

Why getting married in Georgia is the best option for Qatar residents


Let’s just start by saying that getting married in Qatar is not easy. The majority of residents in Qatar are Muslims, who have to marry under Sharia Law, and the marriage is performed in a Sharia Court. A Muslim  man can marry a non-Muslim woman. However, if a Muslim woman wishes to marry a non-Muslim man, the man must convert to Islam. Otherwise, they are not allowed to proceed with  marriage. 

However, not everyone wishes to convert to Islam. A Qatari seeking to marry a non-Qatari has to seek permission from the interior minister. In this article, we will tell you why Georgia is the perfect place to get married. 

What are the laws pertaining to marrying in Qatar

In Qatar, there are no civil marriages for non-Muslims. People seeking to be married legally can do so in embassies or churches. Churches have their own requirements and restrictions. For example, the Catholic Church will only conduct a marriage ceremony if one of the parties is Catholic and the other Christian. This means they cannot marry a Muslim and a Christian. 

Marriage requirements to get married in Georgia

Georgia is a country bordering Europe and Asia. It offers simplified procedures for civil and  religious marriages making it very easy and stress free for couples. It offers valid marriage  certificates recognized by other countries. Georgia is also a very beautiful country favorable for  wedding ceremonies and honeymoon. 

Marriage requirements include: 

  • Must be 18 years and above 
  • A marriage application form which takes approximately 30 days 
  • Proof of divorce (if applicable) 
  • Two witnesses; in Georgia you need at least 2 witnesses and no consent as long as you are above 18 unlike Qatar. 

Final conclusion on what makes Georgia the best destination to marry

When it comes to marrying someone from a different nationality or religion; Georgia imposes no limitations. Moreover there is easy accessibility for Qatar residents looking to travel to Georgia.

Qatar Airways operates direct affordable flights to Georgia. The flight takes 2hrs 54  minutes. You also don’t need a visa. Moreover if you are a resident of any of the GCC’ often enough its visa-free on visa on arrival for most expats.

Keen to know about your easy wedding Qatar for expats looking to marry in Georgia; book a call with our team of experts.

Interesting readings for you

November 8, 2021
Many weddings that take place in Georgia are from couples that live in the GCC countries. The marriage laws in the GCC countries mainly rely on the…
August 18, 2021
An apostille means that over a hundred countries recognize this document as legal. They follow the same standards and procedures and they have a co…
March 31, 2021
We all know that COVID-19 has changed how things used to be. Many countries are still in a complete or partial lockdown with borders closed for cer…
Is it true that Georgian citizens can now get married online in Abu Dhabi?
Embarking on the journey to marital bliss in Abu Dhabi, the pulsating heart of the UAE, is a dream for many Georgian couples. However, the evolving landscape of online ceremonies has sparked confusion, prompting our dedicated team of wedding experts to demystify the intricacies of virtual unions. This article was initially published here about online […]
Marriage Georgia Requirements: How to get married in Georgia when you live in the UAE (and other GCC countries)?
Whenever you have your passport, your passport translation and two witnesses, you can take an appointment at the Public Service Hall in Tbilisi.
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?