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#971 caribbeanLover

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    Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:19 PM

    Why is when I called WEDO in Ottawa they said it was only good for 30 days of the date when you translate it..
    I'm going to call again.
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    Tracy and Mike

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    Happily ever after...

    #972 caribbeanLover

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      Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:23 PM

      The lady didn't make things easy to understand. She said it was only good for 30 days but I could still send it in now. and they would no it now.. but it'd be good for APril.
      Does anyone else understand that?
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      Happily ever after...

      #973 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:47 PM

        Ok!!!!!!!!!!!!
        I finally got some real information from the one in Montreal where I am.
        If your going town to an office ,you don't need to notarize anything.
        The papers are good for 2 months after it being translated.
        I hope this clarified things for you guys.. did for me lol!
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        Happily ever after...

        #974 skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca

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          Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:06 AM

          * This is a copy of the email I received from the DR embassy representative in Ottawa



          Dear Bride/Groom

          Thank you very much for expressing your interest in visiting the Dominican Republic. We are pleased to respond to your request of information on getting married and we hope your wedding in the DR will be memorable and will give you both happiness and complete satisfaction.

          In order to celebrate your wedding in the Dominican Republic the bride and groom will need to provide the following documents:

          •Valid Passport*
          •Original Birth Certificate short or long version*
          •Single Status Affidavit & Death or Divorce Certificate**. (Original and notarized).
          •Four witnesses over 18 years old. Two of them must not be relatives to the bride or groom ( hotel can provide them free, if necessary)
          •Translation into Spanish of the Birth Certificate, Single Status Affidavit and Widow or Divorce Act. ( Can be done at the Embassy for fee)
          •Legalization of the Single Status Affidavit, Widow and Divorce Act by the
          Consular Section of this Embassy.

          If you are able to sign your Single Status Affidavit in front of a Dominican Consular representative (at this Embassy or your nearby Dominican Consul), you do not need to notarize it with a Canadian notary. Please book for an appointment in advance by calling or writing to our Consular & Tourism Section Staff, Glenis R. Guzman gguzman@drembassy.org, Maria Amalia Leyba mleyba@drembassy.org will be pleased to help you on this matter at anytime, either by email or by phone at 613 569 9893 ext 232 or 229 respectively.

          (*) For legalization purposes at this Embassy, a photocopy of your passport and Birth Certificate will suffice. The latter does not need to have your parent's name on it. However, you must bring all your documents to the Dominican Republic, including those already legalized with us and their originals.

          ** Translated into Spanish and legalized by this Embassy.

          (Please find below a Single Status Affidavit sample)

          Legal Fees in USD:
          The cost to translate a document is 40$ per document
          The cost to legalize a document is 100 $ per document

          This fee is related to:
          40$ x 4 to translate both Birth Certificates and two Single Status Affidavit=160$. 100$ x 2 to legalize two Single Status Affidavit= US100$, If any of you are not divorced o widowed, the total amount to pay to legalize and translate your wedding documents are $360 USD.
          On the other hand, if one of you is divorced or widowed, the person concerned should pay an additional US100.00 in order to legalize the Divorce or Widow’s Certificate and US$40 for its translation into Spanish. Therefore, they will have to pay an extra US$140 for each divorced or widowed candidate. In order words, if either the bride or groom is divorced or widowed, the total amount to pay to legalize their documents will be US$500.00; if both (bride and groom) are divorced or widowed, they will have to pay $640 USD.

          IMPORTANT NOTICE:

          Please take into account the following facts before legalizing and translating your documents or even planning your wedding:

          1. Once your documents have been legalized by this Embassy or by a Dominican Consulate they will be valid only for three (3) consecutive months from the legalization date, so take this into consideration before sending your documents for legalization.

          2. A divorced bride cannot get married until 10 months have passed after her official divorce date, unless her intended husband is the same person that she has been divorced. If this is your case, please keep in touch with us at 613 569 9893 ext 232 or 229, as there may be new legal changes on this matter on the Dominican Republic or if your divorce decree or judgement has stayed that you has been legally separated for at least 10 months. In that case, the Civil State Officer in the Dominican Republic through your wedding coordinator, might take this condition into account and could give a waive to the divorced bride based on that fact. (Please contact your wedding coordinator or us help you find out about your special condition). If a waive is given, you will have to translate also your divorce decree or judgement in order to get married in the Dominican Republic because there it is proved that you have been legally separated from your divorced husband more than 10 months.

          3. If any of you had changed legally your names or last names, so that they will be different from the ones indicated on your birth certificate, you have to send that legal document to us for translation and legalization because your Dominican Marriage Certificate will come out on the name of the person indicated on the birth certificate, unless there is a legal document that change those names or last names for the bride or groom. If that it is your case you will have to send US$140.00, in addition to the above mentioned fees to legalize and translate that extra document.

          NOTE: If you have any of these situations or any other that it is not totally clear on this document, please contact: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone 613 -569 -9893 ext 232 or 229 or email to Glenis R. Guzman gguzman@drembassy.org or Maria Amalia Leyba mleyba@drembassy.org


          You should send your documents for translation and legalization to:

          Consular Section of the Dominican Republic Embassy
          130 Albert St., Suite 418
          Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4


          Please send a pre-paid envelope to return your documents back.

          It would take five (5) business days for the documents to be ready.

          Payment must be done by a certified check or a money order in US American dollars, made out to Embassy of the Dominican Republic.

          Please send us your phone number to contact you in case we need to.

          We appreciate your interest on getting married in the Dominican Republic and we thank you for giving our staff the opportunity to serve you better.

          Sincerely,



          Glenis R. Guzman/Maria Amalia Leyba O.
          Consular Services,
          Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada
          130 Albert St., Suite 418
          Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1P 5G4
          Tel.: (613)569-9893 Ext. 232, 229 Fax: (613)569-8673
          E-mail: gguzman@drembassy.org, mleyba@drembassy.org
          website: www.drembassy.org

















          SAMPLE OF

          STATUTORY DECLARATION OF SINGLE STATUS
          (Please do not just fill in, but re-type the whole document)


          CANADA ) IN THE MATTER OF:
          Province of __________ ) the marriage between
          ) [full name of both parties*]

          I, [Full Name as in passport] of the City of __________, in the Province of ________, DO SOLEMNY AND SINCERELY DECLARE THAT:

          1.I am [full name*], born as [name as it appears in Birth Certificate] on [date of birth] in [place of birth].

          2.I am a (country name) citizen with the (passport No. _______) who resides at [full address, including Postal Code].

          3.I intend to marry [full name*] in the [Hotel Name] in [City], Dominican Republic during the week of [week of marriage].

          4.I am single and have never been married before. [If divorced o widowed, please put: I am divorced as per divorce or widow certificate No. _______ as of {date of divorce}. During my previous marriage, I was known as (name as appears on divorce or widow certificate]. To the best of my knowledge and belief there is no legal impediment or other lawful cause to prevent me from getting married.

          5.I am currently employed as a [occupation] or [indicate your profession]

          6.The names of my parents are ____________________, Mother and
          ________________, Father.

          AND, I make this Solemn Declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if it is made under oath and by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act.

          DECLARED before me at [City], )
          Province of ________, ) ____________________
          Canada, this _____ of _______, 2008 ) [Full name and signature *]


          Name and signature and stamp of the
          Notary Public

          Note: Wherever it says “Full Name” please insert name as it appears on YOUR PASSPORT

          #975 caribbeanLover

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            Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:02 PM

            Thank you for the info!
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            Tracy and Mike

            Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
            Happily ever after...

            #976 sungoddess_08

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              Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:40 PM

              Has anyone gotten any "wedding week" outfits -- tee hee, like a white bathing suit, or other white cute dresses. I am trying to find some, but there are NO bathing suits in stores right now. The only one I found was one of those white ones that are SO not flattering lol..
              Just curious!! :)

              Also -- happy weekend!! WOOO.

              #977 caribbeanLover

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                Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:55 PM

                I was conisdering doing the bathing suites that say mr and mrs. I'd buy a white bathingsuite and iron on.
                I am still considering.. if I can get a bathingsuit at walmart (white) I will but I wont go to a bathing suite store and buy one, they are way too $$ to be ruining it with an iron on for 1 day.
                I am buying a romper for the wedding day.. have it on while I get my hair and make up done the I can just pull it down and put my wedding dress on

                I am wondering if anyone is doing a dinner favour? If so what are you guys doing.

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                Romper I will be buying.
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                Tracy and Mike

                Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
                Happily ever after...

                #978 sungoddess_08

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                  Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:02 PM

                  Oh that's so cute!!! I saw ones similar at La Vie en Rose...but they were more than I wnted to spend at the time.

                  I agree -- bathing suit stores are too expensive to do that. I have a ton, but I thought if I could find a white one it would be cute! :)
                  I wonder where you get those iron on things -- I saw "Bride" ones at Michaels - but I didn't see Mr. and Mrs. If you find them, let me know -- and I will too!

                  I'm having a hard time getting motivated to get toning - lol, I went to the gym twice this week but our healthy eating is in full gear!! I just need to tone up and it's 5 months away (which will go fast I know) but I'm having a hard time with it -- how do you guys motivate yourself?

                  #979 rgonzalez_83

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                    Posted 16 January 2010 - 06:20 PM

                    CarribeanLover,

                    For the dinner favors, I am planning on getting engraved shot glasses for the men (and women who may want one) and engraved votive candle holders for the ladies.

                    For the ceremony, I plan to buy fans and decorate them with purple ribbon or something like that.

                    Is anyone planning to buy/make fans for the ceremony? I'd love to hear some ideas.

                    ~Rebecca

                    #980 Nonnie

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                      Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:04 PM

                      I strongly recommend bringing a couple of sarongs, I wore mine every day




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