This new year comes with big changes for the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who debuts in a new club and a new culture that could impose new rules on his family life. The Portuguese left Europe to move to the Middle East and be the new star of the Al Nassr club from Saudi Arabia.
On social networks he has already shown how his reception has been so far and how his new team looks on him. But adapting to his new home also means abiding by the culture of that country, as well as its laws and customs, something that could affect his relationship with Georgina Rodriguez.
And it is that according to the rules of Arabia, couples who are not legally married cannot live under the same roof. However, the rules could make an exception for this family of five children.
“Although the laws of the kingdom still prohibit cohabitation without a marriage contract, the authorities have recently begun to turn a blind eye and no longer persecute anyone, although these laws are used when there is a problem or a crime. Regarding cohabitation, the authorities currently no longer interfere in this matter -for expatriates-, although the law prohibits cohabitation without marriage. The Police no longer investigate or persecute anyone., pointed out to the agency EFE, two Saudi lawyers specialized in Civil Law.
For this, there are several options for Rodríguez, the first is that he visit the country with the sponsorship of the Al Nassr club, that he issue a separate visa that allows him to reside wherever he wants.
“The other is to obtain a one-year tourist visa, which allows you to reside in the country for 90 consecutive days on each visit. However, labor laws in Saudi Arabia require that any woman who obtains an entry visa to the kingdom is the wife, worker, or first-degree relative of a man residing in Arabia. Diplomatic missions cannot grant a visa to a woman without a marriage contract, but, for example, it turns a blind eye. Women enter on a tourist visa, as a man and a woman can obtain it separately without having to reveal the nature of their relationship.” the lawyers explained. (YO)