10-minute Marriage Certificate Attestation at Tasheel Marina Mall – Abu Dhabi UAE

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This is another #PublicServiceBlog post regarding one of the many requirements a married couple has to do in order to be legally recognized as “married” and/or be able to sponsor a spouse and other family members here in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

We’ve been married for three years and the intention of attesting our documents have always been on hold due to some papers to prepare here and there. So only this year we did what is required. Here are the simple steps to do it.

Step 1. Get your NSO (yellow green paper) marriage license

Step 2. Have it attested in the Philippine DFA* (Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila (We’ve used DHL to do this process and costs as around 3,000 Php) 

*DFA shall return your Marriage Contract with a cover letter and a red ribbon + a blue (UAE MOFA) stamp at the back of it.

Finally, another attestation is needed when your papers reach here in the UAE. The simplest way to do it is through the TASHEEL Infinity Service in Marina Mall which took only 10 minutes or less! In fact my bus ride is even longer than the process! Happy customer here! 🙂

Step 3 – MOFA Attestation

Here’s how I did it.
I took the bus #7 from Elektra Street going to the main entrance of Marina mall, I guess it took around 35-40 minutes one way.

TASHEEL is on the lower floor of Paris Gallery, so I went straight to it and at the reception, you’d simply say I need my papers to be attested (with your greetings of course 🙂 heheh showing some manners ) … and the receptionist will gladly give you the waiting number. Although she asked a few questions related to where did you have your marriage because there are 2 ways, I guess.

My number was 2255, on queue are 2 people and in less than 5 minutes it was my turn!

-MOFA Marriage Certificate attestation on iamjmkayne.com

As I approached the officer, he   asked for the marriage certificate, checked the back page and the UAE blue stamp then asked if I have a debit/credit* card for the payment.

*No cash is accepted, so make sure you bring a credit/debit card.

Gave my card and entered the pin, then he returned it with the receipt, took another paper ( a sticker) and stamp it on the back page! That costs 160/- AED.

That’s it!

To my surprise I asked him “Is that it!?!”

“Yes it is!” he answered with a smile. I said thank you!

To be honest, it took me so long to process this paper because all the while I thought I still need to go here and there then pass this and that and come back after a few days. But how efficient and fast was that! So, to you who plans to do it, there is no need to wait!

Tasheel Marina Mall 

Location: Lower ground area of Paris Gallery Marina Mall

Tel. No. 02-6811644 | Email: faraz@infinity.ae | Website: www.infinity.ae

Timing : 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Days: Saturdays to Thursdays (Closed on Fridays)


Note: For other nationalities, the same process applies. Steps 1 and 2 must be done first in your home country’s version of Foreign Affairs authority & UAE Embassy + Step 3.


Hope this short post helped you.


God bless,



2017 Blogger Recognition Award for #InMyHeart

This year’s Blogger Recognition Award goes to  . . . [ drum rolls please…. 🙂 ]

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Similar to the Liebster Award that this blog received earlier this year, #InMyHeart garnered another award just before the year closes! Thanks to a fellow Travel Blogger mate Anj Yap of YAMVENTURES!

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What is a Blogger Recognition Award? 

This award is a blogger to blogger appreciation award for their hard work, dedication and passion put into each and every post. It was created to let readers know more about other bloggers who deserved to be followed.

So, let me tell you a little more about #InMyHeart.

In college, I struggled being a writer for the school papers; submission after submission I don’t seem to get a chance being published and wonder why… but instead of being disheartened, I pursued another way to release “the” then-feeling creative” inside of me by making a personal blog via blogspot.com and ever since then I have already called it #InMyHeart. Simply because it’s my personal online diary where I share my experiences, lesson learned and any other stories in my heart. I have kept this space for a long time, I guess more than a decade now. Actually some of the original posts are now defunct. The latest one I’ve kept was only when I moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE, circa~ 2008. 

Although it has been open for a while, I only took blogging a little more serious middle of last year (2016) when I finally decided to purchase my personal domain iamjmkayne.com and then have it hosted through CoffeeMags.com (now Maison) which only costs 1$/month! Right now, my personal sharing and journey are the same – the way it was back then.

Here’s a couple of advise to newbie bloggers:

  1. Keep the Passion Sustained. One of the reality of a “bloglife” is when you start chasing followers and getting concerns about SEO & blog traffic. That my friend, is chaotic! Define from the very beginning why you started blogging, make it your compass, your “true north” as others call it. Keep your passion about writing/blogging regarding a certain theme/topic that you are really passionate about. Because blogging is not always the high, there comes lull moments that usually requires you to think of keeping it stagnant or creating more content. So sustain it and keep that passion burning!
  2. Create Connections. A blog remains a speck to a bigger world of the internet and though it’s true that we all want to make a difference –  with the million dollar question on how to excel among each of us. It is wiser to widen up your connections by connecting to your fellow bloggers. Find that tribe that has the same language that you have. Join FB pages/groups that will allow you to meet other passionate bloggers as you and share or learn from them as well.

So it’s time for me to pass along this award . . . in . . .

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#InMyHeartJMKayne’s Blogger Recognition Award goes to my 15 nominees! And they are . . .

Actually I’ve got 5 more, so here are the 20 nominees who deserved to be recognized!

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    1. Prachi Garg of GhoomoPhiro – Travel
    2. Victoria Alicia of A Traveling Translator – Travel
    3. Kalyan Panja of Travtasy – Travel
    4. Elle Chavez of Ellerrad – Architecture/Photography
    5. David Jacobson of HikerBible – Travel & Adventure
    6. Rei Moises of Ms. PoetRM – Travel & Poetry
    7. Ruthie Blanche of Minute Meanderer – Travel
    8. Kaynelle Chavez of The Kokobears – Couple Lifestyle & Travel
    9. Bevz Lian Adriano of My Dose of Wanderlust – Travel
    10. Berly Granates of The Desert Blogger  – Life
    11. CFFL TVM of CFFL-The Vineyard Magazine – Faith, Family & Life
    12. Keerti Tomar of Food Travel & More – Food & Travel
    13. Gerry Isabelle of Dominican Abroad – Multicultural Travel
    14. Joaquin Luis Nicodemus of The Boy Disconquerer – Travel 
    15. Marcela Ivanković of Marcella Photo – Lifestyle
    16. Petro Marais of World Mission 196 – Travel
    17. Gian Carlo Jubela of Adrenaline Romance – Adventure Travel
    18. Alexander Popkov of Engineer On Tour – Travel Finland & Scandinavia, Expat life in Finland
    19. Vanessa Bago Lingan-Panaligan of Piggybear Travels – Couple Travel & Foodie
    20. Harmony Fabrizio Skillman of Momma to Go – Travel, Fitness & Parenting

>Congratulations everyone! May we continue to share our own experiences in our simple ways that helps others and make even a little difference to make this world better! 🙂

What’s Next?

As one of my nominees, you should pass on this award to the other 15 worthy bloggers with the rules below:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Through this award, we are able to meet our fellow bloggers and somehow appreciate their presence in this wide world of blogging. Once again, thanks to Anj Yap & Kevin Dagatan of Yamventures for this recognition. Will hopefully explore Taiwan so and relish some Meteor Garden love! 

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God bless!