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#21 inunez

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    Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:26 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by YoursTruly
    no wedding requirements for jamaica are legal in the US. confirm with your Wedding coordinator what documents are required
    please elaborate. did you have a problem?

    #22 Soon2beWed09

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      Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:37 AM

      So once I get back I have to wait 4-6 months to change my name legally? Hey I want to start using it right away I've earned it...lol

      #23 Banana11

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        Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:46 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Soon2beWed09
        So once I get back I have to wait 4-6 months to change my name legally? Hey I want to start using it right away I've earned it...lol
        I was married in early February and just finished changing my name. Didn't take 4-6 months for me. Not sure what the average is.

        #24 boscobel

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          Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:51 AM

          I am going to merge this thread into the one Yolanda suggested, since it is basically the same topic...

          #25 uspoiledme

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            Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:04 AM

            My FI and I can't agree on what is best. He wants our premarital counselor, who is also a preacher, to marry us here b4 going 2 Jamaica. I don't want the extra step, but it's important to him. What 2 do

            #26 ~*petals*~

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              Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:56 AM

              I saw this on google answers and thought I'd share in this thread-- I've just updated the links...

              The good news is that as long as everything was done
              properly in Jamaica and you came home with a legal document (in
              English), your marriage is already valid in the U.S.. What is
              important are the laws of the country where the marriage took place.
              An original marriage certificate, issued by The Ministry of National
              Security and Justice in Jamaica, is legal and recognized
              internationally and no further steps need be taken (as long as your
              certificate was issued by the Ministry).

              MARRIAGE OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS ABROAD
              Validity of Marriages Abroad
              "In general, marriages which are legally performed and valid abroad
              are also legally valid in the United States.
              Marriage of U.S. Citizens Abroad

              "Your marriage will be legal and binding worldwide"
              Caribbean Wedding Requirements

              The Ministry of National Security and Justice
              12 Ocean Blvd., Kingston, Jamaica
              Phone: (876)922-0080
              Getting married in Jamaica (Jamaica)

              The Knot
              Marriage License: Basics - By TheKnot.com

              #27 ajanders21

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                Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:21 AM

                It took us just over 4 months to get it, but its very colorful!

                #28 ~*petals*~

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                  Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:15 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by ajanders21
                  It took us just over 4 months to get it, but its very colorful!
                  Did you need the official certificate to change your insurance plan at work (if applicable)?

                  #29 Scott-Pierre

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                    Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:33 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by ~*petals*~
                    Did you need the official certificate to change your insurance plan at work (if applicable)?
                    Great question! I definitely would like to know the answer to this question as well.

                    #30 barrow

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                      Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:56 PM

                      Wow, this really helps. Thank you all. This is a great question.
                      life is too short, live in the moments.




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