Failed blood tests, Panama wedding
Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:34 PM
We were wondering if anyone has heard of anyone failing the blood tests or medical exam and had their wedding canceled in Panama. We'll be getting married at the Royal DeCameron beach and golf resort In January 2009.
We've heard they test for fertility and ability to have children, STD's, HIV. We know we definitely don't have an STD but are worried about something stupid ruining our day. We've got 30 family and friends coming and are very nervous Murphy's law will bite us in the rear.
We hope we don't have to revert to a symbolic wedding. We've put so much work into getting all the paperwork in order. But for peace of mind we might have to. I'm just not keen on a cheese ball ceremony in front of a Justice of the peace. As well we'd have to keep this secret from family and friends so we don't ruin the experience for them.
Any information would be of great help. I have our coordinator working on this too.
Thanks so much
Rob & Sue
Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:46 PM
I spoke to my TA a few months ago who told me she had heard of a couple (clients of hers) who were having a civil ceremony in Mexico and one of them failed the blood test. She said that although they were not allowed to carry out the civil ceremony, they were able to replace it with the symbolic ceremony. I hope this helps!!
Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:04 PM
Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:49 PM
Posted 10 November 2008 - 04:50 PM
Don't you have to wait 4 weeks for your results in the USA and Canada?
I am pretty sure it is just syphillis
Made it legal : June 30, 2009
Posted 10 November 2008 - 07:42 PM
Marriage in Panama
1. Fill out the application for a license to enter into marriage before the competent court for the jurisdiction where at least one of the parties live.
2. Health Certificate, including: a. General Medical Exam, b. Lab Tests: Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, Hematic Biometry, VDRL, Urinalysis. These documents must be issued within the last 15 days prior to the ceremony by a registered physician.
3. Birth Certificate
4. If the parties have not been married previously, a certificate (Certificado de Solteria) to that effect must be presented.
5. Two witnesses of legal age, not related to any of the parties (i.e. within the fourth grade of consanguinity or second degree of kinship or by adoption). Which means the following cannot be a witness: brother/sister, cousin, uncle/aunt, nephew/niece, son/daughter-in-law, father/mother- in-law or brother sister-in-law-of the couple to be married.
6. "Cedula" or passport with corresponding visa.
i don't know what those tests mean, but that is what they test for. and worst case scenario, the wedding is done symbolic and you are legally married at home. i know that's not what you want, but we had a symbolic (not because of med reasons) and not a single guest knew the difference.
Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:01 PM
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