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Maybride, I hope this applies to my resort too! That would save me SO much trouble. I'm gonna check with my WC. Thanks for the update.
I hope so too...I was halfway through a meltdown yesterday when i found this out...no one told me and i wouldn't have known if I didn't have this HUGE problem with my papers...so I am hoping that I can save someone the headache and extra $$
Honestly, i am waiting for someone to tell me I am wrong because it seems too good to be true!

Also just to make totally clear it only applies to people who have NEVER been married

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Wow...it's all so confusing!! Giovanni sounds like the best route to go. I should just contact them and forward them the information that our WC sent to us...??

 

My sister was married in Nuevo Vallarta a few years ago and all of the paperwork seemed like a hassle...and now I'm reliving the moment...hahahaha...

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Wow, this thread has been AWESOME! I'm in BC and have never even HEARD of a "long" birth certificate! But I have noticed different hotels requiring different copies of things so I'll definitely make sure the one I choose (if I ever do) is the easy route!

 

One more thing: Does anyone else think notary publics are kind of a joke!? (And a huge ripoff?!) Seriously. $75 to put your "stamp" on ONE document!? Gimme a break!

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I found some helpful websites on this topic.

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NOTE: These are only general requirements. Resorts and hotels may be able to provide information about local requirements, which may vary.
REGULATIONS FOR MARRIAGE IN MEXICO

 

And from the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver:

 

Marriage Requirements in Mexico and Legalization of Documents. Both pages are in english.

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For the translations, go to ETS Translations. The lady is awesome! She translated and notarized my and my fiance's birth certificates. The cost was pretty reasonable (90 each), and the translations look great! What I liked the most is that this lady actually guided me with the process. I asked her to translate my birth certificates and passports, and she suggested to contact my WC, as she thought my passports didn't need to be translated. And she was right! She was referred to me by my travel agency, and I know she's been translating for weddings in Mexico for a while. Contact this Helen lady, she's awesome!

 

And... $75.00 for a stamp? That's a huge ripoff! I found rates from $35.00 to $50.00, but never heard about $75... well, I actually stopped looking for a notary, as the translator did everything for me... :o)

 

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Wow, this thread has been AWESOME! I'm in BC and have never even HEARD of a "long" birth certificate! But I have noticed different hotels requiring different copies of things so I'll definitely make sure the one I choose (if I ever do) is the easy route!

 

One more thing: Does anyone else think notary publics are kind of a joke!? (And a huge ripoff?!) Seriously. $75 to put your "stamp" on ONE document!? Gimme a break!

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Hi Emme,

 

Contact ETS Translations. The lady's name is Helen Martinez and she will ask you some questions to see what are your resort's requirements. She did that with me... I was so lost and she guided me to the right direction!

 

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Wow...it's all so confusing!! Giovanni sounds like the best route to go. I should just contact them and forward them the information that our WC sent to us...??

 

My sister was married in Nuevo Vallarta a few years ago and all of the paperwork seemed like a hassle...and now I'm reliving the moment...hahahaha...

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i was just wondering about this the other day what needs to be done.

 

we are planning a legal ceremony at gran bahia principe as well. i am confused by all the mixed information on this thread. some girls said they had to get the long birth certificates, and others said they only needed a passport & tourist card.

 

has anyone gotten married at GBP lately?

 

also...has anyone gotten married in mexico and not had the proper information? do you just have a symbolic ceremony instead?

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