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#1 kristendotcom

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    Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:31 AM

    For those of you that had a legal wedding in Cabo and got a marriage license that was in Spanish- where did you go to have it translated to English? Also what did it cost?

    We are planning to have a legal wedding in Cabo so I am trying to figure out what I need to do when I get back!

    #2 Minx1969

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      Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:30 PM

      Depends on your state.

      I didn't change my name so we didn't have to do anything with the license.

      If you are changing your name - might want to check with the Social Security bureau on what you need to do.

      #3 TammyB

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        Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:38 PM

        I just looked in our local yellow pages for a translation company. Also if you go to your local security of state office, (or even look online) they will have a print out of translations offices that they will accept. Be sure to contact your branch office first so you know what they will require to make you name change legal.

        #4 kristendotcom

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          Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

          thanks for the advice!

          Tammy, do you remember how much it cost to have it translated?

          #5 TammyB

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            Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:04 PM

            Hmm I think it was about $50.00-$75.00 and it only took then a day or so.

            #6 beckyandbrian

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              Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:15 PM

              I don't know about Cabo, but we were married in Playa and our resort handled the translation for us for a fee of $40 - you may ask to see if your resort can do this for you.
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              #7 AllureEventDesign

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                Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:50 AM

                Hi - translating the document should be easy and inexpensive regardles of whether you get it translated in Cabo or back home.

                What you need to find out is whether or not you will need the translated copy to be certified or apostilled as this can only be done where you get married. This service will end up costing anywhere from $80 - $100 (Cabo)...

                #8 kristendotcom

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                  Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:45 AM

                  Thank you all for the info!

                  #9 Betsy


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                    Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:48 AM

                    Our resort did all the translating for us - it was $35 and I showed it yesterday to get a new drivers license, SS card and bank stuff. It worked! So for me, it was the easiest thing just to do it at the resort instead of coming back here to find a translator.

                    #10 TATrisha


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                    Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:39 PM

                    You should call your SS office first. Mine did NOT need to be translated so I just saved the money!


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