Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Saudi marriage scams

According to a survey performed by a group of Saudi Arabia sociologists, there's a valid issue of non-Saudi women who seek marriage with Saudi men applying for divorce as soon as they get citizenship. Among the leading reason of them doing so are:

  • eligibility to claim social security
  • eligibility for business loans from the Saudi Credit and Saving Bank
  • a wish to marry another foreigner, who'd be this time non-Saudi national and who needs a Saudi based formal sponsor (for reward) to be eligible to run business in the SA.

"These type of marriages are done for a certain purpose and they occur a lot in western Saudi Arabia. The rate of divorce in such cases is 3 to 4 out of every 10 marriages," said Saudi lawyer and legal consultant Wail Joharji.

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