Are you looking to formalize your union through a civil marriage in Abu Dhabi? Our team at POA.ae can assist you with the entire civil marriage process! We will prepare the required documents, and help you in securing a court appointment which will ensure you a smooth experience, right up to obtaining your marriage certificate.

General Qualification for Abu Dhabi Court Marriage

  • Age: Both parties must be at least 18 years old.
  • Consent: Both individuals must provide free consent to the marriage.
  • Marital Status: The couple must confirm that they are not currently married to anyone else.
  • Identification: Valid passports for both individuals. Emirates ID If applicable.
  • Nationality: UAE Nationals are not qualified for this. All other nationalities may apply.
  • Religion: All religions are qualified.

Documents Required for Abu Dhabi Court Marriage

To proceed with a civil marriage in Abu Dhabi Court, the following documents are typically required:

  • Passport (copy and original).
  • A completed marriage application form (available from the Abu Dhabi Civil Family Court website).
  • Death certificate. If widowed.
  • Divorce certificate. If divorced.
  • Optional: Prenuptial Agreement (available from the Abu Dhabi Civil Family Court website).

Civil Marriage Procedures

To initiate a civil marriage request in Abu Dhabi, you’ll need to submit the necessary documents along with a completed marriage application form. If applicable, a prenuptial agreement may also be included. Once all documents are submitted, authorities will review the request. Upon approval, you can proceed to pay the required fees and select your wedding date.

Civil Marriage Ceremony

The ceremony occurs at the Civil Family Court within the ADJD main court building during specified hours. Couples exchange vows, and rings, invite guests, and take pictures. Afterward, the marriage certificate will be received within a few days based on your chosen service type.

Service Types of Civil Marriages & Fees

There are two service types of civil marriages in Abu Dhabi Judicial Department:

  1. Standard Civil Marriage: Scheduled by the court within 2 to 3 weeks. The service fee is AED 300
  2. Express Marriage: Allows spouses to choose the date within 2 to 3 days. The service fee is AED 2,500.

*Additional fees apply if submitting a marriage/pre-nuptial agreement.

How POA.ae Can Assist

At POA.ae, our dedicated team of professionals specializes in facilitating the marriage process. From document preparation to securing court appointments and beyond, we provide comprehensive support to ensure a hassle-free experience for couples seeking civil marriage in Abu Dhabi.