Coronavirus: Ministry launches online wedding ceremonies
The move is part of efforts to protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic
The UAE’s Ministry of Justice has launched an online marriage service to allow couples to tie the knot.
Prospective brides and grooms can log on to a website to submit their documents and choose their preferred cleric.
Once paperwork has been approved, a date is set for the online ceremony, conducted via video link.
Following the service, clerics ask for the couple’s digital signatures before issuing a marriage contract.
Officials then file all the necessary documents with law courts to record the marriage.
The new service comes as part of a range of measures introduced to help residents during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Authorities in the country have issued a widespread ‘Stay at Home’ order as part of efforts to protect public health.
As a result, many routine services offered by the government have been forced to adapt.
“The smart judicial system facilitates legal procedures for people,” a statement from the ministry said.
“This service in particular aims to preserve the public’s health and safety.”
Updated: April 12, 2020 11:36 AM