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*New* Mrs. G

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  1. The new format looks awesome! Thank you for all your hard work!
  2. I've been married for 5 months, 3 weeks & 5 days, and FINALLY my government health care name is being changed!! Only passport is left but I'm not eager to change it, because of the cost & how long the dang form is. lol (OMG I just realized it's almost been 6 months!!)
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by autjo Have you checked out the Vallarta Adventures website? Puerto Vallarta Tours, Activities, Excursions, Things to Do and Expeditions, Mexico We did a canopy tour through Los Veranos because we got a good deal and were on a time budget. Otherwise we would have done the Outdoor Adventure with Vallarta Adventures. The ziplines were a total blast and I recommend doing one of them while you are there. My mom & Aunt (both retired & 50+) did the zipline & they had a blast. My Aunt especially liked the cute guys that did the tour.
  4. DH, MIL & I had previously talked about an AHR in the summer. Now that my new niece has arrived, the idea has been put to the back burner. I think I'm okay with that for now.
  5. We've been blogged!!! Except we didn't get married in Los Cabos, it was Puerto Vallarta. Oh well, what can you do! I'm in the process of watching the other DVD's he sent to replace the one that skips. So far so good!
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by SandalGirl For the BC ladies - I got married in mexico two weeks ago, and I went today to get my drivers license changed (having heard some people got away without translating anything) and the lady told me right away it had to be translated. I was so sad. They gave me a list of people who are certified to do it and I called one. He said it would be between 60 and 70 dollars.. blech. And this isn't even technically my 'legal' one which should be here in two months, but I'm taking it to him anyways. So much effort. I now have it changed at the bank, who brought up all sorts of domino like issues (cheques being written to me in maiden name, me writing cheques with maiden name, not matching my visa with my drivers... ick.) Just want to get it all out of the way. Strange, mine only cost $50. Interesting that they gave you a list of names. When I went to the Expressway in my area, they gave me the contact information for Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia and said the translator has to be registered by ICBC. I chose the closest one to me who's rate is $0.15/word with a minimum charge of $50. Our wedding certificate only had 192 words (yes I counted). If cost is important to you, I'd check around. I also went to the Service BC office in my area to change my DL. I received my new one in less than 5 business days. I also took my notarized translation document to my bank and they accepted it without any problems. I'm thinking now that it wasn't needed to be notarized but I wanted to be on the safe side. I ordered new cheques and changed my name for everything, including my VISA, but I'm still waiting for that one.
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by BachataBride Agreed - I don't really think anyone should change their BC. That's what they were born as, so that who you are. In changing your BC you are legally changing your name, but with changing everything else you are assuming the name. You will always be Jane (maiden name)...but you will be Jane (married name) too - if that makes any sense! LOL!! I just realized NOW that you quoted me! Wow am I out of it. Sorry about that!!
  8. Woo-hoo!! Did my DL, SIN card, both banks & car insurance today!! I have to fill out a whole passport application again and GO to the office!! I'm SOOOOO tired of long & slow lineups!! Oh ya, here's a tip... Before you go to change your ID etc., make sure you practice your new signature!! Practice, practice, practice!!
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by BachataBride LOL...glad I'm not the only one!! The only thing that has my new name is facebook!! Quote: Originally Posted by ~*Kathy*~ hehehe, is it sad that FB is the FIRST place I changed my last name right after the wedding? lol Hahaha... That's the FIRST thing I changed!! LOL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ladies, have a lookie at my post here & here with regards to name changing/translation. The BC Vital Statistics Agency said they needed a notarized translated MC but the insurance corporation only needs the MC translated by a "registered" translator?!?! WTF?? Not sure about what Service Canada requires yet. At least the certified translation will only be $50 and not another $100!! Quote: Originally Posted by Puzzled-Bride ok ladies, i am so confused. We legally got married here in canada (ontario) do I have to apply to the registrar to get my marriage license or will i get a copy of it. The justice of the peace said it takes approx 10 weeks to process but she didn't say whether i had to apply or not. I really don't want to change my name on my birth certificate, but i was not born it ontario which i thought made a difference. Can any one clue me in, I really would like to get this name change done, if i only could figure out where to start!! You may want to check out Online Services for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates at the Service Ontario website. I'm not changing my BC because I was born with that family name.
  10. I packed some of my OOT bag stuff down in a small suitcase and purchased other items in PV. Remember to bring photocopies of the receipts, just in case.
  11. I know this forum can be overwhelming, but there are lots of helpful threads about photographers in PV. Have you tried doing a search? Also, when you find one, don't be afraid to ask for a different package that fits your budget. They might be able to work with you to find a compromise. That's what I did and it worked out perfect!!
  12. Here's a helpful website that I posted in another thread: Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia They have links to translators in other provinces, the USA & elsewhere.
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