Registration of civil marriage with consular services
The marriage can be concluded according to the local administrative procedures of the country of residence, provided that the conditions of the offer and the acceptance of the capacity are met; that there are not legal impediments, the non-suppression of the Sadaq, the presence of two ale Muslim witnesses and the legal representative for minors.
In accordance with Article 14 of the Family Code, the civil marriage certificate must be registered with the Moroccan authorities (consular services).
- Consular registration of the Moroccan party if he /she resides in the consular district;
- Full copy or copy of the birth certificate for both spouses;
- Full copy of the marriage certificate + translation into Arabic, legalised by the local authorities;
- Copy of CNIE and passports for both spouses;
- Certificate of conversion to Islam for the non-Muslim spouse.
Spouses must submit a copy of the civil marriage certificate to the Moroccan consular services in the place of establishment of the marriage certificate or the place of residence of the spouses. In the absence of consular services, a copy of the marriage certificate is sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Directorate of Consular and Social Affairs). The Ministry then sends the copy to the civil registrar and the family justice section to the place of birth of each spouse. If the spouses or one of them are not born in Morocco, the copy is sent to the family justice section of Rabat and to the Prosecutor at the court of first instance in Rabat.
In case the civil marriage certificate does not mention the two Muslim witnesses, an additive act, called "Ishhad Moulhaq" (Annexation Witness), must be established by the Adouls at the consular services and annexed to the said marriage certificate before being sent to the Moroccan authorities.