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What is Online Marriage? The procedure of Online Marriage in Pakistan & across the Globe

What is Online Marriage?

online marriage in pakistan
Online Nikah in islamabad and karachi

It is also known as online Shadi or online Nikaah. Pakistani law provides online marriage (Nikah Online) as an option for expat Pakistanis who cannot attend their marriage ceremonies in their home country. Traditional marriages require both the bride and groom to be present at the ceremony. It is possible to perform an online marriage in Pakistan by appointing a lawyer as an attorney or proxy.

Is Online Marriage legal in Pakistan?

Absolutely. Online Nikah or Online Marriage is legal in Pakistan for all citizens who are legally able to marry (over 18 years of age). You will be provided with all the necessary documents by Right Law Associates, such as the Online Nikah Registration and NADRA Marriage Certificate.

Muslims around the globe can now do Online Marriage:

This convenience of Nikah Online is provided to overseas Pakistanis under the Pakistan Muslim Family Law Ordinance 1961 and Family Courts Act 1964. Furthermore, the Hanafi and Jafria schools of thought accept the Online Nikah, which is approved by both the legal laws and sharia laws.

Online Marriage or Online Nikah | In just 20 Minutes

You can get married in Just 20 Minutes using the service of Right Law Associates:

It is very easy to complete the Nikah or Online Marriage process in Pakistan as it takes only 20 minutes. The best option for couples living in different cities or abroad in various countries such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia (KSA), UK, USA, Canada, Australia, etc. 

The number of Pakistani citizens living and working in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi (UAE), Riyadh, Jeddah (KSA-Saudi Arabia), New York, Washington, California, as well as other states and cities in the United States, Canada, Australia, or Europe, is extensive. Through WhatsApp, Google Meeting, Zoom, or some other form of chatting software, they often ask us about online marriage and nikah online, so we want to help them by answering their frequently asked questions regarding online marriage and nikah online. It only takes 20 minutes for the whole process to be completed.

How can I do Online Nikah or Online Marriage?

With Right Law Associates, an online nikkah is performed that will be legally registered in Pakistan. All our clients have to do after the marriage is registered in Pakistan is obtain attestations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (which we could do as well) and the relevant embassies, and then use those attested documents to legally register their marriage in the country where they reside.

Can we do nikah on the phone?

YES. Online Nikah or Online Marriage can be performed over the Internet using any device like a phone, tablet or laptop, etc. 

Is Wali required for Nikah?

Wali is not required in Court Marriage, Online Marriage, and Online Nikah. If a bride or groom has Wali on their behalf then it would be well and good, but if there is no Wali, then that’s okay, Online Nikah can still be performed. 

There is a requirement for a wali of the bride in Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Oman, and Iraq. But Pakistani marriage laws do not include such a requirement. In Pakistan, there is no wali requirement for online marriages (Nikah). As a result of the new clause added to the Pakistani Nikkah Nama, the couple is required to appoint a Vakeel, an Attorney, a Proxy, or Representative.

Can a Muslim Girl Marry without WALI?

Muslim females can enter into valid Nikah/wedding on their own accord without the consent of Wali.

“Men and women in Islamic law are free to contract marriage of their own volition, and the Constitution protects their matrimonial life under Article 35”. (Lahore High Court)

Can you marry without witnesses?

You will need witnesses to proceed with the Online Marriage, but if you do not have any witnesses, do not worry, Right Law Associates can arrange witnesses for you.

How many witnesses are required for Online Marriage (Online Nikah)?

There are two witnesses required for Online Marriage or Online Nikah. The married couple is required to bring 2 witnesses with them. But if they can’t arrange witnesses, Right Law Associates can arrange witnesses too. All you need is to consult with us. 

Online Marriage (Nikah Online) Through Attorney/Proxy

The Pakistani law allows any citizen of Pakistan to register their marriage in Pakistan by appointing a lawyer or attorney who can process their Nikah papers on their behalf and register their marriage/Nikah.

Registration of Online Marriage or Online Nikah in Pakistan

Pakistan has made it mandatory to register Nikah online / online marriage. Both the female and male candidates don’t need to be Pakistani citizens. If either spouse is a Pakistani national living abroad, then they can register their marriage online (Nikah) in Pakistan. The marriage must be registered in Pakistan if it is solemnized in Pakistan and either of the spouses is a Pakistani citizen.

Complexity Of Online Marriage (Nikah Online) In Pakistan

Even though online nikah or online marriage might seem easy, if you don’t hire an experienced Pakistani family lawyer, it could be tricky. The laws and requirements of both countries should be considered since the two countries are involved in an online Nikah/Marriage activity. The embassy participates in online nikah/marriage (shaadi) in addition to government authorities. You may be required to prepare documents for a foreign state if you conduct an online Nikah/marriage in Pakistan. In Pakistan or any other country, a small mistake in any step of online marriage (shaadi) may invalidate your online nikah/marriage (Shaadi).

Thus, it is very important to hire a professional and experienced online shadi lawyer. Attempting to hire an unprofessional online nikah/marriage (shadi) lawyer who doesn’t have an in-depth understanding of the process may lead to their misguiding you or omitting a step necessary to complete the process. In Pakistan, online nikah (marriage) is more delicate than traditional marriages. As such, there cannot be any mistakes or negligence.

We Make the Online Marriage process quick and smooth

As mentioned earlier, we try to make the procedure of Online Nikah or Online Marriage quick and smooth, in just 20 minutes. To avoid future issues, we follow a rigorous process. The perfect marriage platform for Pakistanis, we are an online legal service provider that can easily prepare your marriage registration or marriage certificate online. All you need to do is contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you.

Requirement & Procedure Of The Online Marriage (Nikah Online)

An Online Nikah in Pakistan is available to any Pakistani living abroad. Before planning your online (shadi) marriage, there are a few conditions you need to meet.

Procedure Of Online Marriage (Nikah Online)

  • Please email us the passports and identification cards of the bride and groom.
  • We will set the date for Online Nikah, and the bride and groom will join us via video call
  • According to Islamic tradition, the Nikah Khawan will begin with the Khutba-e-Nikah and conclude with Ejab-o-Qabool (asking for the consent of the bride and groom). In addition to the Wakeel/attorney/proxy, there will be two Muslim witnesses.
  • As soon as the bride and groom have signed the Nikah documents, we will process the rest of the Nikah documents. A marriage registration certificate will be obtained on behalf of both parties. The Union Council will issue the Nikahnama (Marriage Contract) and NADRA Marriage Certificate.

Requirement Of The Online Marriage (Nikah Online)

  • Both parties must be adults, i.e. 18 years old or older. In Pakistan, the minimum legal age of marriage is 18 years and above (the sharia age of marriage/nikah is puberty).
  • The bride and groom should be free to make their own decisions regarding nikkah/marriage (There should be no pressure or force involved).
  • In an online marriage, two witnesses, as well as a Qazi (also called Nikah Khawan), should be present as in a traditional wedding.
  • In addition to the Mehar, a dower amount is also discussed between the bride and groom

Documents Required For Online Marriage In Pakistan

To complete your online marriage in Pakistan, we need the following documents from you:

  1. In the case of an online Nikah or online marriage, a power of attorney from the bride or groom is required.
  2. The bride and groom should provide copies of their CNICs.
  3. In the absence of a CNIC, we will need a B form or another educational document such as a transcript of records as proof of your age.
  4. Copy of two CNICs. We will arrange witnesses for you if you do not have any.
  5. The Divorce or Death Certificate is required in the case of a second marriage. Additionally, the Union Council must approve the second marriage.
  6. A bride’s affidavit indicating her free will and consent (we will arrange the affidavit for you).

The documents you will get from us after your Online Marriage, Nikah Online, and Court Marriage

The following documents will be sent to you as proof of your legal and official marriage after the court marriage procedure in Pakistan is successful. Your family will be protected by these documents against any unfortunate event that may arise in the future.

  1.  Attested copy of the marriage certificate
  2.  Attested copy of the petition
  3.  Attested copy of the affidavit
  4.  Attested copy of the statement before the court
  5.  Attested copy of court orders to ensure your legal safety and protection

Get instant help from Right Law Associates for Court Marriage, Online Marriage / Nikah Online, and Qazi Service

The Right Law Associates is a team of experienced family lawyers in Pakistan who have expertise in online marriage, nikah, and shadi. We provide online marriage (nikah) (legal services) in Karachi, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi. We ensure that our clients understand fully the process of online nikah/shadi (marriage) before we undertake any Nikah Online. At every stage of the online nikah, you will be guided and supported by our online marriage (shaadi) lawyers. Your online marriage will be conducted professionally.

Our services include online marriage in Pakistan, divorce, khula, child custody, and property disputes as well as court marriages in Pakistan. With great expertise in nikah/marriage, our Karachi family lawyers and Islamabad marriage lawyers handle all these areas.

The civil cases we handle are sensitive, so we take extra measures to protect the client’s rights and make sure their security is guaranteed. We put the client’s trust first. Before we accept any case, we make sure that our clients have a complete understanding of the entire legal procedure. The quality of our clientele portfolio speaks for itself.

We are the best Lawyers in Pakistan

Right Law Associates has been serving since 1985 in the field of Family Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Business Law. Our professional legal attorneys at Right Law have been serving you for more than 30 years. 

The best lawyers in Karachi:

Right Law Associates have the main office in Karachi and it serves throughout the province of Sindh. If you are looking for trustworthy lawyers in Karachi, then please contact us to get your matter solved within no time.

The best lawyers in Islamabad & Rawalpindi:

The trust that our clients place in us is a testament to our decades of experience in different areas of family law, such as court marriages, online marriages, nikah online, qazi services, divorce, khula, child custody, and maintenance, dissolution of marriage (Tanseekh e Nikah), and restitution of conjugal rights. If you live in Islamabad or Rawalpindi and need legal consultation, please do contact us on 0302-6644789 or send us an email at info@rightlaw.pk. We look forward to assisting you!

Frequently Asked Questions!

Here are some of the most asked questions about Online Marriage or Nikah Online:

Q: Can you get married over the Internet?

Yes, thanks to technological advancements. Now, Online Marriage or Nikah Online can be done over the Internet using any video calling application like Zoom, Whatsapp and Skype, etc. 

Q: How can I do Nikah Online? 

One can perform an online marriage just by contacting us. After checking all the necessary documents, we will arrange your Online Marriage and get it done just within 20 minutes. 

Q: Can I get married online in Pakistan?

Yes. Every Pakistani citizen whether living in Pakistan or abroad can perform an Online Marriage or Nikah Online using the services of Right Law Associates. 

Q: Can you marry over the phone in Islam?

If there appears to be no risk of tampering, the identity of the husband and fiancée is verified, and both witnesses can hear the proposal and acceptance, then yes, it is permissible to do the marriage contract over the phone or Internet. It is stated in fatwas issued by Shaykh Ibn Baaz.

Q: How to Register Marriage Online in Pakistan?

Our Nikah service is conducted online following the Hanafi School of Thought and the relevant Pakistani Marriage Laws, i.e. the Muslim Family Law Ordinance 1961 and the Family Courts Act 1964.

Q: Who is Nikah Registrar?

A license is granted to one or more persons for purposes of registering marriages under Muslim Family Law Ordinance 1961, according to section 5 of Ordinance VIII of 1961. They are known as Nikah Registrars.

Q: Who can benefit from Online Nikah Service in Pakistan?

Online Nikah Service is available to all overseas Pakistanis and foreigners who marry Pakistani.

Q: Who can be a wali in Nikah?

The Arabic word wali has several meanings. “Wali” means a person with authority, guardianship, or authority over someone, and in fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) specifically “an authorized agent for the bride in concluding the marriage contract, in which the Wali selects the groom”.

To be valid, a Nikah (marriage) has to have the consent of the bride, the groom, and the wali (male guardian) of the bride. The majority of Muslim scholars hold this view, while Hanafis assert that the wali’s permission is not necessary for the Nikah.

It is customary for the wali to be the bride’s father or, in the absence of the latter, the groom’s grandfather or brother. When there is no Muslim relative, a qazi may serve as wali mujbir, or a father, brother, or husband (a mahram).

Q: Who can avail Online Nikah Service?

We provide Online Nikah Service, including Nikah documents worldwide. We provide Marriage registration and documentation services worldwide, including in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Dubai, London, and New York. 

Q: How can I get a Nikah certificate?

If you have duly performed Nikah and registered it with Union Council, you can get your Nikah Certificate within a week using the service of Right Law Associates. 

Q: What is the Online Nikah Procedure?

We offer a simple online Nikah procedure. Our procedures are in accord with those of the Hanafi Islamic school of thought.

Video Conference Nikah Services fulfill the essential Nikah conditions. These conditions are:

  • Presence of two Male witnesses
  • Offer and Acceptance by the respective spouses
  • Vakeel/ Representatives from Both the parties
  • Fulfillment Mehr (dower amount)

According to the Nikah terms mentioned above, the Bride or Groom doesn’t need to attend their Nikah ceremony personally. It must be an authorized person who can pronounce on their behalf the offer or acceptance of Nikah. Nikah must be performed legally and in compliance with Sharia law. All of the above requirements are met as the entire process is done under sharia.

Q: How do I get computerized Nikahnama?

Computerized Nikahnama is issued by the Union Councils (for provinces) and Notary Public (Islamabad). If you avail of the services of Right Law Associates, we can get you your NADRA Marriage Registration Certificate in one week. 

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