I suspect 90% of marriages are not registered in Cairo.Jerseystar wrote:It is also possible clearance through the Department of Registration of marriage in Egypt - Cairo. If this is the case you then would have a registration number, would that then mean the uk goverment will recongise these marriages as they do not at the present time from what i have been told. I still find this subject confessing i hate to say i looked uo the subject on many sites too, not clear at all and peoples views are all different, to me all marriages are contracts be it in any country any faith or non faith, its alegal document if witness are called for and sign a document. Egypt needs to clear up this issue on marriages. I think what most women want to is protection like it is in the uk property rights, right over money assets and inhertiance rights.
As I understand it, If the man is previously married and it is shown on his identity card the marriage will not be recognized by the UK Embassy hence you register in the Egyptian Court.
(To be honest most of the Orfi contracts are not legal (the white paper) OK some are they still obtained the Green paper from them which allows you to stay with the man. and if your looking for protection stop there especially if you purchase property etc.) If you register the marriage in Cairo your possessions and self are subject to Sharia law )
You are at a disadvantage, he may refuse you travel, take other wives, take property not given in a gift or was yours prior to marriage, move you out of the matrimonial home etc... there are restrictions along with these guidelines beware. Most contracts are thrashed out between the elders of the family, it will just be you at the Court and then what if you have children
Anyone who has a more detailed knowledge jump in
With regards to English law unless you have a properly drawn Pre-Nuptial which is only just being recognised and if you have kids can be blown out of the water you have no protection to ring fence inheritance, assets previously owned etc.... Women with money 'live in sin'