Love and Marriage: Kuwait

By | January 30, 2017

Love and MarriageWhen I decided to leave the states for a job in Kuwait I would have never thought I would meet the love of my life while working abroad. A couple of months into my life in Kuwait I met a beautiful Filipina through friends. Instantly we connected and it wasn’t long before our destiny was revealed to us. Love is truly a mysterious thing that has no boundaries.

At the beginning of our marriage journey, we found there was very little information available on the web for getting married in Kuwait. Asking friends only confused the process further due to the lack of detailed, definitive information. Many people we asked had only experienced it through friends of theirs and forgot most of the key details. Other married couples either were married in another country or their marriage was so long ago they forgot all the details or there were less requirements when they got married. We went through months and months of bad information and getting the runaround before we finally navigated our way, via “where do we go for this” questioning, to the Ministry of Justice. However, to our unpleasant surprise we were told there were still more documents we needed to obtain for them to marry us. This added some additional months of the runaround before we were actually able to complete the process.

If you’re reading this chances are you too have met the love of your life during your time abroad. Firstly, I’d like to say congrats! Finding that special person away from home to share your life with is truly a special thing. As many have experienced, tying the knot in foreign land can be a time consuming headache. For that reason I decided to share my experience getting married as an immigrant in Kuwait to help ease the process for others.

For expats in Kuwait I’ve laid out all the steps and requirements for completing the legal marriage process so other couples won’t have to endure the same struggles as my wife and I. Click here to check out that article.

I would love to hear your story. Best to luck to you all.

2 thoughts on “Love and Marriage: Kuwait

  1. Kurtis Quick

    This is amazing. Congrats. Does getting married aboard give you a citizenship to that country? and your wife vice-versa to the states?

    1. Rob Will Post author

      So for my wife, in Kuwait, it gave her immigrant citizenship as a dependent under my immigrant citizenship for work. From my research, as an immigrant you have to be here for work or business in order to be allowed to have a civil marriage in Kuwait. For instance, you can’t just be here as a visitor and get married to another visitor. As for the states, it didn’t automatically give her citizenship. She still has to go the the US’s process for that. Would have been nice if it worked like that though lol.


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