Saudi Arabia has prohibited its men from marrying women from four countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad, and Myanmar.
The move is aimed at discouraging Saudi men from marrying women from foreign countries.
According to some reports there are about 500000 foreign women from above prohibited countries currently residing in Saudi Arabia.
Makkah Police Director Major General Assaf Al-Qurashi said Saudi men wishing to marry foreigners have to undergo additional formalities such as ;
They have to get approval from relevant government officers and also they have to submit the marriage applications through official channels.
Applicants should be over 25 and divorced men would not be allowed to apply within six months of their divorce.
They should attach all identification documents signed by the local district mayor, including a copy of his family record book.