Friday, 8 August 2014
SAUDI ARABIAN MEN RESTRICTED FROM MARRYING FOREIGN WOMEN.SEE WHY.
Tighter regulations have been laid down for men wanting to marry foreigners and have been banned from marrying expatriate workers from four specific countries.
The bridegrooms must give the police a marriage proposal and ID signed by their local mayor - which will then be sent to the government for consideration.
Every suitor must be aged over 25 and wait at least 6 months after a divorce before getting hitched again.
For married men "He should attach a report from a government-run hospital proving his wife is suffering from a chronic disease... or is sterile."
Married men with healthy wives must have their wives consent in the form of a written proof.
But men are apparently banned altogether from marrying expert workers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Burma. Unofficial statistics say that Saudi Arabia, which already has a very large foreign workforce - some estimate it at nine million people or 30% of the population - has about 500,000 female residents from those four countries.
The ban has raised eyebrows from eyebrows in the Gulf and Pakistani press and the kingdom have been accused of racism.
The Saudi government is yet to respond officially to the report.
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