A Moroccan marriage is recognized in the U.S.; you do not need to register your marriage at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca. The length of time needed to marry in Morocco varies. A non-Muslim man who wishes to marry a Muslim woman may anticipate one to three months to complete the process, including the time needed to convert to Islam. In general, the process is less complicated for a Muslim man who wishes to marry a non-Muslim woman.
Documents a U.S. Citizen Needs to Marry in Morocco
- A valid U.S. passport and copies of the biographic page and the page containing your date of entry to Morocco.
- If divorced, proof of dissolution of any previous marriage(s). Provide original or certified copies of these documents.
- If former spouse is deceased, his or her death certificate. Provide original or certified copies of these documents.
- A completed Affidavit of Nationality and Eligibility to Marry. This document may be obtained at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca during our public hours. There is a US$ 30 fee for a Consular Officer to notarize the document. The document is in English and you will need to have it translated. This document is the only reason you will need to visit the U.S. Consulate General in relation to getting married in Morocco.
- A birth certificate. Provide an original or certified copy of this document.
- An American police record must be obtained from a police department in the state where you last resided.
- If resident in Morocco, a valid residency card.
- If resident in Morocco, obtain a Moroccan police record from the Ministry of Justice in Rabat (Office of Penal Affairs and Pardons). (For U.S. citizens resident in Morocco, you will need both an American and Moroccan police record.)
- If male, a notarized statement of religious denomination or a certified copy of a conversion document to Islam.Women do not need this document.
- A medical certificate of good health from a doctor in Morocco. This document must be obtained in Morocco.
- Four (4) recent passport photos
- The fee for submitting an application for marriage is 150 Moroccan Dirhams.
These are Moroccan Government requirements, thus all documents not in Arabic must be translated into Arabic.