Getting married in Oman

Generally speaking, it would be easier to formally tie the knot in the UK and then have a celebratory ceremony in Oman. However, if you are still intent on marrying in Oman, then these are the appropriate steps you need to take:

 

  1. First things first, contact the relevant local authorities in Oman to work out exactly what documents you will need to formally wed.
  2. There are no civil marriages in Oman, however it is still possible to get married via a religious ceremony.
  3. You may be required to swear an affidavit or oath beforehand which you can do at the British embassy in Muscat.
  4. Therefore, you should book a meeting at the embassy and download and complete an affidavit form which you should take to the appointment.
  5. Other documents that you will need to take to this meeting are listed below under ‘necessary documents’.
  6. If, for whatever reason, you cannot get married in a church or mosque, it may be possible for you to wed in the British Embassy in Muscat. For this to be possible however, you and your partner will have to be residents in Oman and you will have to prove (through documentation) that you are unable to wed in a church or mosque.
  7. As always, if you are ever in doubt, get into contact with your relevant embassy for the most recent information regarding the correct documents and time scales as these things can change.

 

Necessary documents

 

  • Passport.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Passports of two witnesses.
  • Fee (approximately £50)
  • Divorce certificate (if necessary from previous marriage).
  • Death certificate (if you have been widowed).
  • Sworn affidavit stating that you are free to marry.

 

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