Saudi men banned from marrying Pakistani women

Saudi men have been banned from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad, and Burma. The move has been announced to discourage Saudi men from marrying foreign women.

Saudis who want to marry foreign women should first obtain approval from relevant government bodies and submit marriage applications through official channels.

Major General Assaf Qureshi, who is the director of Makkah police said that any marriage proposal from outside the kingdom goes through a very vigilant and strict procedure before issuing an approval or rejection.

The committee then shall decide to approve the proposal or reject it. Also, it must be taken into account that to make a valid decision, the committee requires a long time to process the application.

Source: Gulf News

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.