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Marriage in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Thinking about marriage in the Kingdom of Bahrain? Congratulations in advance. The marriage process in Bahrain is quite easy and straightforward. Firstly, a pre-marriage medical examination has to be performed, select an authorized notary to register the marriage and finally, the official marriage certificate should be issued and endorsed at the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf .

The marriage contract is a legal way for the formation of a new family in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It also protects the rights of the couples and their children as stipulated in the family law . All individuals living in Bahrain are eligible to get married as long as they meet the marriage basic criteria regardless of their religion and nationality.

Marriage eServices

 

To conduct the marriage and finish the procedures, you may benefit from the following eServices:

 

Marriage services

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Authorized marriage officials

You can view the list of authorized marriage officials for the Sunni and Jaffari Directorates as well as their contact information by area.

Pre-Marriage Examination and Marital Council Request

This service is provided by the Ministry of Health to individuals requesting to obtain pre-marriage exam and receive the proper consultation at the health centres.

 

Verification of Doctors who Issue Medical Reports, Sick Leaves and Premarital Test Results Attestation

This service is provided by the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) to individuals requesting to verify doctors who issued the medical reports, sick leaves or premarital test results to ensure the doctors validity to provide such services so it can be used abroad, and this certification doesn't confirm the validity of the information contained there in terms of technical or material.

 

Marriage Permission Inside the Kingdom of Bahrain Request 

Sunni Directorate

This service is provided to non-Bahraini individuals requesting to obtain permission to get married in the Kingdom of Bahrain, whether one or both parties are non-Bahrainis.

 

Marriage Permission Outside Kingdom of Bahrain Request

Sunni Directorate                    Jaffari Directorate

This service is provided by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf  to Bahraini individuals requesting to obtain permission to get married outside the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

Marriage Contracts for Non-Bahrainis Issuance Request

Jaffari Directorate

This service is provided to individuals requesting to issue a marriage contract for non-Bahrainis, whether the husband is Bahraini and the wife is foreigner, or if the husband is a foreigner and the wife is Bahraini.

 

Visa For A Bahraini's Foreign Wife Issuance

This service is provided by the Nationality, Passports and Residence  Affairs individuals requesting to issue a visa for a Bahrain's foreign wife.

 

Certificate of Proof of Marriage Issuance Request

Sunni Directorate               Jaffari Directorate

This service is provided to individuals requesting to issue a certificate of proof of marriage.

 

Equivalence of Marriage Contract Issued From Abroad Request

Sunni Directorate                Jaffari Directorate

This service is provided by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and  Awqaf for individuals to issue an equivalence of marriage certificate for the contracts issued outside the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis.

 

Marriage Certificate Replacement Request

Sunni Directorate

This service is provided by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf , the users can obtain a replacement for a marriage certificate from the Sunni Directorate through this service.

 

Marriage Consultation Request

This service is provided by the Ministry of Health  to individuals requesting to obtain consultation after marriage.

 

Marry Another Woman Permission Request

Sunni Directorate

This service is provided by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf  to individuals can obtain permission to marry another woman in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

Ask a Doctor Service 

This service is provided by the Ministry of Health  to individuals who wish to communicate directly with the doctor based on the patient's question.


Page Last Updated: 15 Mar, 2020