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Hi, I'm looking to move to the Middle East with my partner and 2 x children. My partner and I are not married - will this be a problem in gaining residency in countries such as UAE, Qatar , Saudi etc? Thanks
 

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Hi, I'm looking to move to the Middle East with my partner and 2 x children. My partner and I are not married - will this be a problem in gaining residency in countries such as UAE, Qatar , Saudi etc? Thanks
Hi,
Yes - that will be a big problem for you.
It is illegal for unmarried couples to co-habit.
It is even more complicated if you have children - as to get them visas you need to supply attested copies of their birth certificates along with an attested copy of your marriage certificate. Without these - they won't get residence visas.
Without residence visas - they won't be able to get school places.
This region is not suitable for unmarried families.
Cheers
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Hi Steve,
Thanks for your advice, and it seems pretty cut & dried in regard to this issue!
So,…impossible unless i make her an honest woman….?
 

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Hi Steve,
Thanks for your advice, and it seems pretty cut & dried in regard to this issue!
So,…impossible unless i make her an honest woman….?
Hi,
Yes that is the case.
And just remember - what is the definition of a bachelor?

Someone who doesn't make the same mistake once!:D

Cheers
Steve
 
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