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#11 Keiths_wife_2B

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    Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:29 PM

    I'm lucky enough to live in Washington, DC....I went to the Dominican Consulate today, and they informed me that they NO LONGER do legalizations (as of 9/1/09). So now, I'm stumped as to what to do.....any suggestions

    #12 khomac

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      Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:20 AM

      get your single status affidavit (english) notarized by a lawyer.

      Send to WEDO:
      original SSA
      photocopy of SSA
      PHOTOCOPY of birth certificate & Passport. NOT the originals

      They will send the documents to the Embassy where they will LEGALIZE the translated version of the SSA, and stamp all other copies of the documents.

      Fax a copy to your resort about a month before you arrive

      WEDO will mail you all the documents back (including what you sent them)

      BRING ALL DOCUMENTS WITH YOU TO THE RESORT.

      I'm from Canada, did this with WEDO, got married last week, and everything was fine. I paid the $300
      Kelly & Pablo

      http://www.michaelsteingard.com
      Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

      #13 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:32 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by khomac
        get your single status affidavit (english) notarized by a lawyer.

        Send to WEDO:
        original SSA
        photocopy of SSA
        PHOTOCOPY of birth certificate & Passport. NOT the originals

        They will send the documents to the Embassy where they will LEGALIZE the translated version of the SSA, and stamp all other copies of the documents.

        Fax a copy to your resort about a month before you arrive

        WEDO will mail you all the documents back (including what you sent them)

        BRING ALL DOCUMENTS WITH YOU TO THE RESORT.

        I'm from Canada, did this with WEDO, got married last week, and everything was fine. I paid the $300
        Thanks for the info!! :)
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        Tracy and Mike

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

        #14 marisacastro

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          Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Keiths_wife_2B
          I'm lucky enough to live in Washington, DC....I went to the Dominican Consulate today, and they informed me that they NO LONGER do legalizations (as of 9/1/09). So now, I'm stumped as to what to do.....any suggestions
          I'm from the US and I used WEDO out of Houston, Tx for my wedding in March. It was all legal...I have my DR marriage certificate and a legally translated version that I used to change my name on my SSN with no problem.

          #15 IrisS

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            Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:15 PM

            For the Canadian brides out there - once you return home with the marriage certificate, do you have to pay anything to make it legal in Canada. My dad told me it costs $2000... i can't believe that its true.
            Can someone clarify?

            #16 khomac

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              Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:30 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by IrisS
              For the Canadian brides out there - once you return home with the marriage certificate, do you have to pay anything to make it legal in Canada. My dad told me it costs $2000... i can't believe that its true.
              Can someone clarify?
              I believe you just need it translated and not legalized. WEDO will do it ofr $85.
              Kelly & Pablo

              http://www.michaelsteingard.com
              Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

              #17 caribbeanLover

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                Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:56 PM

                $2000 is for changing your name.. at least here in montreal the woman keeps their name, and if they want to take their husbands name you have to pay to change it, like any other name.. at the cost for that is $2000

                Because it's already legal you just have to translate it, maybe even get it notorized.. not sure tho.. Have to def look into it
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                Happily ever after...

                #18 bahiabride2010

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                  Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:16 PM

                  $2000 to change your name? I'm a little confused I've never heard of something like that. Who do we pay to change our names?

                  Question: How far in advance to you send the documents to WEDO? I've heard you can't do it until 3 months till the wedding date. We are 8 months away...how soon should we do this?

                  #19 BachataBride

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                    Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:10 PM

                    Your single affadavit (sp?) is only valid for 3 months from the time you sign it, so there is no point in starting the process any earlier than 3 months. We didn't go through WEDO, but 3 months is plenty of time.

                    Since you live in TO, it's probably worth your while just to go directly to the Dominican Consulate to get it done. That's what we did. We just went to the consulate office with our birth certificates, unsigned single affadavits (you have to sign it in front of them if I remember correctly), passports & copies of our witness's passports. For the affadavit, I've attached the word document here - just fill in your information. The Dominican consulate will then mail you your translated documents. If you have any other questions about it, just let me know. I'll see what I can remember!! :)
                    Oh...and I found the website for fees. It's $360 US...but I think some resorts require legalized documents which I think we paid an extra $200. We heard that our resort didn't require legalized docs, but we didn't want to chance it. We paid the $200 just in case!
                    Here's the addy...

                    Dominican Republic General Consulate - Toronto
                    347 Bay St. Suite 904
                    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R7
                    Phone: (416) 369 - 0403/1602 Fax: (416) 369 - 1685

                    Oh...and I didn't register my marriage here in Ontario. I've asked around & it seems like you don't have to. And I went to a translator at a multicultural center to get my marriage certificate translated & didn't have any problems changing my name over. And I only paid the translator $35 - not the ridiculous $100+ that some online translators will charge!!

                     

                     

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                    #20 bahiabride2010

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                      Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

                      Thanks for the information! That's why I love this site! So great to have the experience of brides who have gone through the process! I think I'll just take it to the consulate...I was humming and hawing about whether to go through the process or just get married here first but I really think there is something special about your wedding day being the real day to become husband and wife! Thanks again for your help!




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