Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:49 PM
I just got an email back from my WC on a couple questions I had regarding the catholic ceremony and getting married in the US beforehand versus having a civil ceremony in Mexico. Not sure if anyone is in this same situation but I thought I'd share her responses.
1. Is there a time limit as to which we can get married? For example, do we have to wait until 3, 2, or 1 week (or a different designated time frame) prior to our ceremony date in Cancun or can we get married in the US at any time, as long as it is before we leave for Cancun?
YOU CAN GET MARRIED ANY TIME AS LONG AS IT IS BEFORE YOU COME HERE TO CANCUN.
2. Will we need to provide any of the civil ceremony documents (passports, addresses, occupations, and birth certificates (certified copy of each one) with Apostille document attached), or are our catholic documents from our church in the US all that we need?
IF YOU ARE ALREADY MARRIED ( CIVIL) BEFORE YOU COME TO CANCUN, YOU ONLY HAVE TO BRING YOUR CATHOLIC DOCUMENTS FROM YOUR CHURCH, REMEMBER YOU HAVE TO SEND COPY OF THIS TO FATHER PIERRE BEFORE SO HE CHECK ON THEM AND YOU CAN BRING YOUR ORIGINALS WITH YOU. WE NEED YOU TO BRING THE AUTHORIZATION FROM YOUR CHURCH THAT STATES THAT IT IS OK FOR YOU TO GET MARRIED IN CANCUN.
3. Will we need to provide a marriage certificate from the US? Or any other document that certifies our marriage?
BRING COPY OF YOU MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE PLEASE.
I also was able to get a hold of Father Pierre's email address, it's: pgouraud at prodigy dot net dot mx