Legal Requirements for Mexico
Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:52 PM
I want to do everything in Mexico. I want the religious ceremony and legal ceremony to take place at the same time. (I hope I am making sense) I know my fiance and I both need our birth certificates, passport etc., and to get a blood test done there in Mexico for it to be legal. What else do we need to do This is the one thing that scares me and I want to make sure I have EVERYTHING right. I have a feeling little mistakes will turn into a HUGE problem.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:58 PM
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:56 PM
Completed marriage application form.
Bride, groom and witnesses must be in Mexico at least 3 business days before the wedding, not including Saturdays, Sundays, or Mexican holidays (some hotels require at least 4 business days).
Two witnesses each for both bride and groom (total of four witnesses).
Witnesses must be over the age of 18.
Birth certificates for bride and groom (original and Apostilled copies) translated into Spanish by an authorized translator.
Valid passports for bride, groom, and witnesses (original and copies).
Tourist visa cards for bride, groom, and witnesses (original and copies).
Tourist cards are issued at Customs upon arrival at the Cancun International Airport.
Prenuptial clinical analysis of bride and groom for V.D.R.L., HIV, and Rh factor. Blood tests must be done in Mexico (results are valid for 15 days).
If divorced, the final Divorce Decree must be presented, translated into Spanish by an authorized translator (original and Apostilled copy). Check with your wedding coordinator for further details.
If widowed, the Death Certificate must be presented, translated into Spanish by an authorized translator (original and Apostilled copy). Check with your wedding coordinator for further details.
Symbolic and religious ceremonies do not require bride and groom to have official documentation or blood tests.
Catholic ceremonies require additional documents. Contact your wedding coordinator for details.
Civil ceremonies are not performed on Sundays, Mexican holidays, or during Easter Week.
The above information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. For complete details, talk to your wedding coordinator, the Registro Civil, the Mexican Embassy, or the Mexican Consulate in your area.
Useful Links for Americans
Embassy of Mexico in the United States - Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Mexico
Consular Section of Embassy of Mexico in the United States of America
Embassy of Mexico in the United States
Embassy of the United States in Mexico
Embajada de E.U. en Mxico
Useful Links for Canadians
Embassy of Mexico in Canada - Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Mexico
Embassy of Mexico in Canada
Embassy of Canada in Mexico
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:00 PM
Marriage License Apostille (for USA and British Citizens) – After the wedding you will receive your Marriage License. In order to make this valid in your country, we will obtain the apostille for the Marriage License as well. The procedure takes 3 to 5 months, as soon as we have it back, you would receive by courier mailing. After that, it has to be translated into English in you country and registered in the city hall.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:07 PM
I have to admit I really want to do it all there, but that sounds very annoying, scary, overwhelming, ________ (fill in the blank with any word you choose)!
Hmmmm...that's a lot to think about. My fiance kind of wanted to get it overwith here in NY first and just do a symbolic ceremony. I keep saying no, but I am thinking he mightbe right. (Of course I won't tell him that ..lol)
Thanks for your help!
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