Documents needed for marriage in Tunisia
So many ask - so rather than keep repeating myself here is the information you all need:
Firstly - there is no such thing as a religious marraige service here. The marriage is a contract between both parties and can be performed by a notaire in the home/salle de fete etc or you can choose to sign the contract at the municipality who will assist. The party can take place the same day or on another day. If you want the whole Tunisian marriage then you can bank on 3 or 4 days. Parties for the man and woman, henna night, signing of the marriage contract and a party. This can cost as little or as much as your bank account holds. You can hire wedding gowns etc and you can have a simple party or go the whole hog by hiring a salle de fete (special hall for celebrations), band etc etc.
1. Marriage for a foreign woman to a Tunisian man in Tunisia
Certificate of no impediment - a document showing your single status and ability to enter into marriage
If you have been divorced - original marriage certificate, original document of divorce
Birth certificate no older than 21 days previous to marriage date
If you hold dual nationality with another country then you must have your certificate of citizenship of your chosen country of citizenship
All these documents must be originals and must be translated into Arabic/French - this can be done quickly and cheaply in Tunisia. They need to be certified and this can be done by the translator.
2. Marriage for a foreign man to a Tunisian woman in Tunisia
You should have the above documents plus you should have proof that you are a Muslim. Marriage between a
Tunisian Muslim woman a non- Muslim man is illegal in Tunisia. You can obtain this document from your Iman or
from an Islamic authority
3. Both of you will need blood tests prior to marriage. These can be ordered by a doctor and you will have the results the same day. The doctor will need to approve and certify the results of these blood tests.
I ask you to please post all your questions on this thread if you need clarification or further information.