Originally Posted by April2011Bride
For those canadian brides who are getting 'legally' married in Mexico, this question is for you. I live in Edmonton, AB and we are getting legally married in Mexico in April 2011. We are currently looking at the paperwork requirements in order to have a legal wedding.
1) Long birth certificate (includes parents)
2) Send them to Foreign Affairs to get authenticated
3) Get it notarized somewhere in Alberta
4) Send it to the Mexican Consulate in Toronto.
We aren't actually sure if you need to do all these steps or what you actually need to do in order to prepare to be legally married in Mexico. So if any of you alberta brides can help a fellow bride out it would be greatly appreciated. We have heard different stories that you don't need to get the long birth certificate and all you need is to photocopy your passport and birth certificate and this was in the Dominican. I was just wondering if Mexico had the same rules?
Im from Alberta too...(Grande Prairie)
We were contacted by Sabrina Lopez from beautyweddingscancun, our wedding coordinator from the resort contacted her....Sabrina sets up our wedding date with the Judge & schedules our blood tests:
This is a copy of my email I receivedâ€¦.
Requirements: please read carefully. You only have to follow these easy steps!
1- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to be at the hotel with 4 working days in advance, weekends are not taken as labor days for City Hall. In case you don't have the 4 witnesses, the hotel can provide them for an extra cost of US 10/each. This cost must to be paid in cash the day of our meeting at the hotel.
2- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to bring copy & original passports, at our meeting.
3- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to present the tourist cards you will receive at the airport, at our meeting. You must fill out this form with exactly the same name as in your passport.
4- The service include: legal assistance via email, legal documentation at the hotel, blood test, Apostillate Certificate (legalization of marriage certificate), and sending the Apostillate certificate to your home by private courier.
The legalization of the marriage certificate "Apostillate" allows you to have a legal marriage in your country and this proceed will take about 3 months.
The Apostillate Certificate proceed will take about 3 months. The Apostillate Certificate IT IS NOT A TRANSLATION of your marriage certificate. It is a legalization that the Central City Hall adds on your marriage certificate that allows you to having a legal marriage in your country.
COST__US 320 DOLLARS This amount has to be paid in cash at the moment of our meeting at the hotel.
5- Before the wedding, you will need to cover the expenses of the expenses of the judge and the cost of US 50 DOLLARS IN CASH.
Hope this helps......