Ras Al Khaimah Courts start receiving applications for civil marriage

Ras Al Khaimah Courts start receiving applications for civil marriage

Move follows implementation of new Personal Status Law from Feb 1!

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The Ras Al Khaimah Courts have begun accepting applications for civil marriages, as per Federal Decree Law No. 41 of 2022 concerning civil personal status.

Counselor Ahmed Mohammed Al Khateri, the Head of Ras Al Khaimah Courts, emphasized the significance of the new law, which represents a step forward in development and has positive impacts in regulating the process of marriage and making it easier for non-Muslims in line with international standards.

The law outlines several requirements that must be fulfilled to complete the procedures for a civil marriage contract.

Al Khateri stated that the marriage contract ceremony will take place in person at the main headquarters of the department, conducted by the competent judge. The couple is required to bring the personal passports and ID cards of both spouses, and any additional ID cards.

He noted that the process of applying for the “civil marriage” service can be done electronically via the website of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah. Once the fully completed application is approved, the applicant will be notified and a date will be set for the “civil marriage” ceremony to be completed.

The applicant must pay a fee of Dh200 to receive the issued marriage certificate.

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