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My last post described first day of the paper work for the marriage. Yesterday we started early. We arrived at the Ministry of Interior around 8.30AM.
The Mister went inside and they asked him for the copy of his ID and his passport. Once he gave that to them, we had to wait 1 hour to receive the authorization of the ministry for our marriage. After receiving the paper, we went off again to the court. This time our 2 witnesses came along.
On day 1 the guy sitting in maktab al diwan told us that we just had to come back with the paper of the MOI and then he’d give us the permission to marry and we could sign the papers. Yeah right!! I don’t remember how many times he made us walk up and down the stairs, visiting all the offices in the court. One of the things they made a fuss about was my paper from Al Azhar in Cairo, proving that I turned into a Muslim a couple of years back. Or more precisely, it was the copy of that paper. The qadi, one of the bosses around the place, claimed that that wasn’t good enough. So we walked around for 1 hour in court, gathering papers for me to get a new prove of religion, this time from the Shar’iah court itself. (Oh yeah, we had to pay 20JD for it. I felt so ripped off). After that we had to make the marriage papers and the Qadi had to sign them, but the guy who printed the papers for us typed the wrong date, so back to his office, waiting in the line, to get papers with the right date *sigh*. After walking back and forth for a couple of hours, we went into the final office. We and our witnesses signed the papers. Then we had to hold hands and repeat what the guy said and then we all had to say Al Fatiha together.
I guess we arrived at 11.00AM at the court and by 1.20PM we finally left the building, married and happy :) .