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UAE Issues Law for non-Muslims in the country

UAE Moments 10/12/2022 UAEMoments team
UAE Issues Law for non-Muslims in the country © UAEMoments UAE Issues Law for non-Muslims in the country

The UAE announced a Federal Decree-Law on Personal Status to all non-Muslim foreigners in the country, to be applied from 1st February 2023.

The Decree-Law provisions regulate the marriage conditions and the procedures of contracting and documenting the marriage before the competent courts. The Decree-Law specifies the procedures of divorce that can be initiated jointly or unilaterally.

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It organizes the procedures for settling the financial claims after divorce and the arrangement of joint custody for the children. Moreover, the Decree-Law organises the procedures for inheritance and testaments (wills) and proofs of paternity.

The provisions of the Decree-Law apply to non-Muslim foreigners residing in the country unless someone adheres to the application of his country’s law. Moreover, non-Muslim foreigners may agree to implement other legislation on family or personal status in force in the UAE instead of the provisions of this Decree-Law.

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