Both people in question are residents of the UAE and are objectively considering the implication of entering into a legal marriage and would appreciate your legal advise on the same.
Since this marriage (if it is feasible) will be an inter-religious, inter-racial one, there are several complications that can arise and are of concern to all involved.
Both people wish to retain their respective religions. Conversion is not an option. The lady is hindu and the man is muslim. Marriage in the UAE is only possible if the man is muslim and the woman is either christian or jew.
According to the law of the man's country of origin, the foreign wife automatically obtains iranian citizenship. The lady in question does not want the citizenship of his country and wishes to retain her indian nationality and passport. Therefore, marriage in his country of origin is ruled out. This also means that the marriage will not be registered there as conversion will be a requirement by law and the citizenship will be automatically enforced.
Would it make sense to get married in a common wealth country such as Australia (part of the Hague convention - wherby the apostle seal is accepted in India)? Will the embassy of the uae in australia attest the marriage certificate without the stamp from the iranian embassy in australia?
Will it be possible to marry in India? What is the legal procedure / documenation required to do this so that the marriage certificate will be accepted by the foreign ministry in the country of residence?
Both involved prefer that if there are children involved in the future, that they do not acquire iranian nationality given the current political situation. Is it possible to get Indian citizenship for the children considering that the lady is indian? Will the children have to be born in India to be entitled to this?
It is indeed difficult to accept that in the 21st century, the laws of nations and religion can prevent bring two people together for a lifetime or tear them apart. If there is a will, there is a way. Is there a way around this? At the moment the scenario seems very bleak and any light shed upon this subject will be appreciated and undoubtedly life-altering.
Thank you in anticipation.