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legal papers needed to get married in the DR

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#1 dainanewell

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    Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:32 PM

    Hi i was wondering how long before your wedding do you need to get your papers translated and legalized by the dominican consulate?......or for those who've already been married in the dominican how long before leaving did you get yours done?......thanks

    #2 vale

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      Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:42 PM

      I know you can't do them more than 90 days before. I'm in the process of sorting mine out at the moment.

      #3 raquelmaddox1

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        Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:46 PM

        It looks complicated, but I figured, if other DR brides can do it - so can I! :):)

        #4 CJEB

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          Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:14 PM

          We've been told by our TA

          Statatutory declaration that you must not have done more than 3 mths before.

          Other documents
          Birth Certificate &
          the decree absolute (if divorcee) can be any time

          ... or so I've been told!

          It's sooo expensive!

          #5 dainanewell

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            Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:44 PM

            Thanks....I was told that it will cost about $600....but I guess it's worth it:)

            #6 EricaG

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              Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:17 PM

              I contacted the Dominican consulate to find out from them what to do and when to so it. Here are the questions I asked and the answers I got.

              1. How soon should we send you are documents to be translated and legalized?
              With 3 month in advance

              2. How long does it usually take before we would receive them back?
              Around 5 or 10 working days

              3. Does the birth certificate have to be the long form one or can it be
              the card?
              Can be small card

              4. Do the witnesses only have to take their passports down there with them
              and that is it?
              Yes, but Usually you must fax to your wedding coordinator your witnesses

              I have attached the forms that they sent me. The first one is the requirements and fees. The second is the checklist, and the third is a declaration of single status. There is too much info to type it all out, so I put them as attachments. Make sure that you save them to you computer after opening them.







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              #7 raquelmaddox1

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                Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:43 PM

                I had NO IDEA it was that expensive!!!!!!

                #8 CJEB

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                  Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:13 PM

                  It's going to cost us £145 per document!!!!!!!!!!

                  We need 2 each

                  My mum and her partner need 3 each!!

                  Soooo expensive

                  #9 shellb

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                    Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:34 PM

                    There's also the option of WEDO .:: dominican weddings legal requirements which I think may be slightly cheaper than DRSI.

                    #10 DanielleNDerek

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                      Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:37 PM

                      i think wedo is about $120pp, or close to that.
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