legal papers needed to get married in the DR
Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:11 PM
I too emailed the tourism board for info but haven't heard back. I'm glad they got back to you. And Yes, I'm definitely going to deal directly with the consulate!
Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:50 PM
Posted 03 July 2009 - 10:28 AM
1. If you have never been married, divorced, widowed, or had a name change, you only need your birth certifricate, passport, and sworn affidavit stating you are single. Only the birth certifricate and the affidavit needs to be translated.
2. One can send their copies to the embassy to do the legalization and the translation for $360 CAD. If you send it by mail, make sure that (a) it is notarized and ( you include a postage-prepaid envelop for them to send the copies back. If you walk it in personally (they are in Ottawa) then there is someone there who can notarize it for you. I am unsure if there is a fee.
3. There is a consulate in Toronto who can also provide the above service although I do not know what their fees are. I believe a couple of BDW'ers are looking into that and I will do the same and post it when I get the information.
4. DRSI and WEDO are private businesses who basically take care of the paper work for you and charge a fee that seems to be a lot higher than if you deal with the embassy directly. Both of these companies must send your documents to the embassy in your country anyway for legalization. I believe a previous poster already confirmed this with the Toronto consulate.
So in short, the paper work does not seem as daunting as it initially did, but it is a bit more work than if you wanted to get married in, say, Jamaica.
Hope that helps someone.
Posted 03 July 2009 - 10:36 AM
Posted 03 July 2009 - 10:56 AM
To add to my previous post, the $360 charge is for the translation and legalization of both you and your future spouse's documents. I am not sure if it includes notarization if you go to the embassy directly.
Posted 03 July 2009 - 11:31 AM
Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:37 PM
| Originally Posted by natashakc |
Gosh, I just sent all my docs and $300USD to WEDO, so I hoep to God that they are legitimate. I guess I'll soon find out:)
Just to clarify an earlier post, the $360 fee I quote seems to be in USD not CAD (why I am being quoted USD from a D.R. embassy in Canada is beyond me...even the D.R.'s currency is in pesos). Anyway, I will post an info pack they sent me.
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