Marriage is considered a Sunnah and the beginning of a new family in accordance with the law. It is a mutual contract to bring loved ones together prior to committing it to a paper contract. It is a holy union that protects the rights of both parties and their children, as per the Kingdom’s Family Law (PDF, 391KB, 31 Pages).
Any two individuals can complete the marriage procedures in the Kingdom of Bahrain, provided the main requirements are met and regardless of religion and nationality, in easy and straightforward steps:
Non-Bahraini individuals and couples including one Non-Bahraini are allowed to marry in the Kingdom, provided that one or both are residents.
Only a specialized judge can sign and accredit marriage contracts where one of the individuals is a Bahraini and the other is an expatriate, or where both individuals are expatriate Muslims residing in the Kingdom. Marriage officers who don’t have the rank of Judge are not allowed to perform this task.
Citizens looking to marry a second wife can submit their application to the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments along with the required documents to a specialized Judge who will grant the approval. The applicant can start the procedures afterwards.
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Content Last Updated: 08 Jun, 2023
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