Question: Do foreigners marry Egyptians?

The only legal marriage for foreigners in Egypt is a civil ceremony performed at the local marriage court, which is in accordance with Islamic practice. Persons wishing a religious ceremony may arrange for one separately, but it is the civil ceremony that establishes the legal marriage.

If you were legally married in Egypt, then you are legally married in the United States. You will have to get a divorce before you can get married again.

Who can marry in Egypt?

Same sex marriages are neither recognized in Egypt. Witnesses at the marriage have to be two men or one woman and two men all of Egyptian nationality. According to Egyptian law a Muslim man can marry a woman who is Muslim, Jewish or Christian. A Muslim woman on the other hand can only marry a man who is Muslim.

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