The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 67
3rd May 2004

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Features & Articles

Getting Married in Egypt - an Egyptian and a non-Egyptian

The only legal marriage in Egypt is a civil ceremony performed at the local marriage court, Civil Marriage Registration Office: Ministry of Justice Annex (Office of Marriage of Foreigners), Cairo. Persons wishing a religious ceremony may arrange for one separately, but it is the civil ceremony that establishes the legality of the marriage.

The following documents are required:

* Proof of identity (a passport).
* Proof of termination of any previous marriages. The original or certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate must be authenticated at an Egyptian Embassy or Consulate in the country of your origin and then at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo.
* Sworn statements of the parties involved that they are free to marry, and that they are of the Muslem, Christian or Jewish faith. Interfaith marriages are permitted except in the case of a Muslem woman and a non-Muslem man.
* A no-objection statement from the Embassy. This is a formality required by the Egyptian government. The affidavit must then be certified at one of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Authentication Offices before being taken to the Department of Justice’s Marriage Office.
* Forms and questionnaires to be completed at the marriage court. These can only be obtained on the spot at the Department of Justice’s Office of Marriage on the wedding day or the day before. Applicants should have original versions and photocopies of all documents, as well as notarized Arabic translations for all documents not in the Arabic language. (Translation of documents from English into Arabic cannot be authenticated unless the originals were authenticated as described above).
* Any two male witnesses with identification documents (passport or ID card) must be present to sign the marriage documents. These must be people who are known to you and not strangers.

A woman is temporarily barred from marriage when she is in idda, the waiting period following divorce or death of the husband. Idda lasts four months and ten days for a widow and approximately three months after a divorcee. After the idda the woman may remarry.

In addition to the notarial fee, fees to complete the marriage at the Ministry of Justice include:

* If both parties are Muslem, the fee is two percent of the dowry (not less than 40LE).
* If both parties are Christians, a dowry is not required, and they will pay approximately 40-45LE.
* Translation fees, plus authentication fees if required.

** It will take at least one week for a marriage certificate to be issued. This does not include translation. ** Marriage certificates should be picked up in person.

To use the Egyptian marriage certificate in your country of origin, it should be translated into English by the Translation Office in the Egyptian Ministry of Justice, then authenticated by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Authentication Offices: Gameit el Dowal el Arabia Street, Mohandessin, Giza; Ahmed Said Street, Abbassia; or
Sabak Street next to the Maryland Gardens in Heliopolis.
Civil Marriage Registration Office: Ministry of Justice Annex (Office of Marriage of Foreigners),
4th floor, Lazoughly Square, Abdin, Cairo.
Open Saturday to Wednesday from 9am-1pm & 3pm-5pm ; Thursday from 9am-1pm.
Ministry of Justice's Translation Office: Ministry of Justice Building, 13th floor, Lazoughly Square, Abdin, Cairo.

A Temporary Marriage - This is a contract drawn up between man and woman (generally speaking, this is an Egyptian man and European woman) in a Solicitor’s office and costs approximately 100 LE. This is not in any way a legal marriage contract and is not recognized as such in any country other than Egypt. Even different areas of Egypt have their own ideas about this contract and may or may not accept it.
The purpose of this contract is so that you can live as a couple, rent a flat or hotel room. An Egyptian can be imprisoned if caught without papers. Under Egyptian Law, Egyptian men and women are not allowed to live together without being married, whether this is to another Egyptian or not. This contract can be broken any time by simply tearing it up and there is no official record of this contract. Several of these contracts can be in effect at the same time and any financial rights the non-Egyptian woman thinks she may have if there is a child involved, are not recognized.

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Titanic Resort & Aqua Park is located in Hurghada, opposite the Ali Baba Palace, Aladdin Beach and Jasmine Village Hotels, 8 km south of the airport and 17 km from the center on Hurghada.

For more information visit :

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Parents & Kids

Windsurfing for Kids in Hurghada!

When: Whenever you are free and the wind is not too strong (1-2 Bft.)
Where: “Ibi & Friends” windsurfing center in Royal Palace Hotel
Who: All kids minimum 7 years old, safe swimmers.
Costs: 200 LE per child, including 10 hours of lessons, equipment, theory and a lot of fun on the beach and in the water!

For more information and registration please call:

Kiki Chouman 444925 or 012 244 041
Hazem Osman 012 318 5029


Find out more at :
For Sale/Rent
Flat for sale. 1st floor in El Opour City, Nacer City, beside Alfa Market, Cairo. 130 square metres. Super luxury with telephone & private entrance. Price 165,000 LE. Please contact Mr Gamal Elraay. 010 601 5514. [email protected]
Apartment for sale (upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly almost new furniture. Please call : 010 500 0625.
For sale : GMC washing washine, gas cooker, fridge, 30" Toshiba TV. Please contact: 012 283 1020. Hurghada.
3 piece sofa (large), arm chair with foot stool – cream colour with teak wood (very comfy for afternoon DVD viewing!) – 2000 LE. Please contact : Karim 010 122 0235.
El Gouna.
Cannon EOS-50E with lens 19-35. Plus lens 28-50. Plus lense 100-300. Plus electronic strobe. Package deal - 1000 Euro. For information call: 065 444675. Hurghada.

Second hand wetsuits for sale:

New long-john, Dacor, Size 4
Monosuit with hood, Coltri Sub, Size 3
Monosuit, Easyjet, Green/Black, Size 2
Shorty, Size 3
2 piece suit, Cressi Sub, Size 3
Woolly Bear, Mares, Size XL
Long-John, Size 2, Pink
2 piece, Pink/Green, Size XS
Monosuit, Protype, Size 3
85 Euro
50 Euro
50 Euro
30 Euro
35 Euro
85 Euro
20 Euro
40 Euro
50 Euro

For information contact: 012 563 0130 Hurghada.
Two Underwater Camera Systems for SALE:
1x Pro Set including:
Camera MM2ex (black), Strobe YS120TTL, Viewfinder 16-35mm, 2 x Wide Angle Lense 16mm & 20mm, 2x Makro Lense 1:3 & 1:2, Color Filter 20mm, Lense Holder, Multi Stay Set, Strobe Arm S&S 160cm, Lense holder and Camera Case Pelican 1500.
1x Limited Set including:
Camera MM2ex (yellow) , Strobe YS120TTL, Viewfinder 16-35mm, Multi Stay Set, Strobe Arm 6 and S&S Camera Bag.
For more info and price please call : 010 546 8800
. Hurghada.
Car for sale, GMC 95 as new, wheel drive, auto transmission, ABS, heavy duty
suspension, elec driver seat, velour miters, dark red metallic, central locking, rear wiper. P
lease contact Wessam El Sebai : 010 578 3697 or Dr Dia El Sebai : 012 733 3322. E-mail : [email protected] or [email protected]

Car for sale. Dodge Crysler, 1982 model with A/C, power steering, central locking, electric windows. Excellent condition, contact 012 747 2899 (Hurghada)

Apartment for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada. Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with 3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone and automatic washing machine. Please contact : 012 747 2899
Native speaking French, PADI Instructor wanted to work for small, friendly dive center in Hurghada. To start immediately. Salary, commission, bonuses, accommodation, meals, paid holiday and good working environment offered. If you are interested, please send your details to : [email protected]
Camel Dive Club & Hotel is looking for 2 young, dynamic SALES PERSONS to join our busy Reservation Office in Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai. The applicants must have: Minimum 2 years travel sales experience /Ability to work within a team/Excellent communications skills/Basic computer skills – MS word, Excel, Outlook/Licensed to Scuba Dive/ Native English with a 2nd language preferred/ Native German with English requested. Please send applications by Email to: [email protected], or call 069/600 046.
Wanted - Bridge players. We would like to form a Bridge Club. If you are interested, please email me on: [email protected] Female, Belly Dancing teacher wanted for intermediate level student. Please contact Susann: 010 699 2513 or [email protected]
The Club House, El Gouna, is looking for a Chef. If you are qualified for this position, please call
012 311 3434 or email [email protected]
Home wanted for a half breed Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. Needs lots of space and needs to be walked daily. If you are interested please
call : 012 273 7859
Abo Nawas Resort, Marsa Alam, Egypt is seeking a House Keeping Manager for immediate employment. Good work environment and good employment opportunity. Please contact us by fax at (2) 012 249 3448 or email to [email protected] Please include a current contact telephone number.

Exclusive **** World Class Abo Nawas Resort in Marsa Alam, Opening New Season April 2004 - employment opportunities in all departments. For more info contact us by fax at (2) 012 249 3448 or email us at [email protected]

Abo Nawas Resort **** world class resort, located in pristine Marsa Alam, Egypt, is seeking foreign resident for public relation & secretary position. English a must and some Italian and computer experience preferred. Good work opportunity. Please contact us by fax (2) 012 249 3448 or email us at [email protected]

House wanted to rent from June. Must have minimum 2 bedrooms and balcony. Please contact : George between 3 pm till 7 pm. 012 789 3992 Hurghada.

Looking for physioterapist/personal trainer. Please contact : [email protected]
Wanted : 2nd hand baby & children’s toys and baby equipment, in good condition. Please contact: Busy Bees Nursery 447 314 or 010 308 3969. Hurghada.
Searching for a Training partner in sports, running, biking. No competition. Just for fun. Running distance from 5 km upwards. Biking to Gouna or Safaga, maybe more. Please call: 010 545 9991 
A property in El Gouna in $35,000 to $45,000 price range. Please contact : Mr.Thompson at [email protected]
Person required to work part-time as Nursery Assistant. Must speak fluent English. Nursery experience preferred, but not essential as full training will be given. Salary dependent on experience. Please contact: Marika 012 393 4407. El Gouna.
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