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CONSEQUENCES OF A BABY PASSPORT IN UAE WITHOUT MARRIAGE EXPLAINED

CONSEQUENCES OF A BABY PASSPORT IN UAE WITHOUT MARRIAGE EXPLAINED

The United Arab Emirates ranks as one of the best countries to live in and work. However,  ex-pats willing to set up a family there must be aware that western and middle eastern cultures are different, especially for what concerns having a baby. Let’s see the main consequences of a baby passport in UAE without marriage.

CONSEQUENCES OF A BABY PASSPORT IN UAE WITHOUT MARRIAGE UNDER SHARIA LAW

Under the Sharia, marriage is the only legal bond for a man and a woman to establish a relationship and form a family. The man and woman must be legally married to each other to get legal recognition for their child. So, which are the consequences of a baby passport in UAE without marriage according to Sharia? Basically, it means that a baby born outside of marriage has no right to be registered under his parent’s name.

THE ABU DHABI NEW FAMILY LAW

The Abu Dhabi new family law applies to non-Muslim couples and unmarried Muslims from non-Muslim countries. This law takes a liberal approach to the personal freedom of couples to register their baby regardless of how and when the mother got pregnant.

So for babies born out of wedlock or whose parents don’t have marriage documents to support their marital status, there will be no more significant consequences.

Ex-pats unmarried couples in Abu Dhabi can get documents for their child through a quick and straightforward process.    They simply need to fill out a bilingual (Arabic and English) application form with parents and baby’s details through the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department’s website. They also need at the end to sign a declaration that the baby belongs to both of them.

The new law makes it easy now to get the court order within 24 hours. This process also applies to interfaith marriages such as a Muslim woman married to a non-Muslim.

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