The British Embassy has issued the following requirements for marriage in Bahrain
|A British citizen wishing to give Notice of Marriage must meet the following requirements:|
|NOTE:||Anyone arriving from out of Bahrain will have to establish residency for 21 days |
in Bahrain and then post the banns for a further 21 days.
|Anybody who has obtained the banns from the UK can be issued the Letter of No Objection straightaway.|
|A statutory declaration will be signed in front of the Vice Consul. |
The Notice of Marriage will be displayed on the Consular notice board for 21 days after which they will be stamped “No impediment shown” and a Letter of No objection will be issued.
Fees for this service are:
|Posting Marriage Banns||BD.20||(fee 24)|
|Certificate of no impediment||BD.20||(fee 26)|
|Swearing an Oath (Statutory Declaration)||BD.18||(fee 3(2))|
|Non-Muslims: Contact the Ministry of Justice (Tel: Abdullah Al Tamimi, +973 17522359) who require this Letter of No Objection and a letter from their employers stating no objection. For people resident in Saudi Arabia they also |
request a letter of no objection from their sponsors.
|Australian, New Zealand and Canadian citizens require a certificate from their Embassies in Riyadh:|
|Australian Embassy||Tel: 00 966 1 4887788|
|New Zealand Embassy||Tel: 00 966 1 4887988|
|Canadian Embassy||Tel: 00 1 966 4882288|
|Muslims – can marry in the House of Judgement, arranged by Mr. Al Tamimi, and a copy of their CPR and a letter from the father of the female is required. British Citizens are required to present Banns from the British Embassy stating no impediment shown.|
|ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CATHEDRAL (Very Rev’d Chris Butt, Tel: 1725 3866)|