Why is there no website about this?
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:04 PM
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:15 PM
| Originally Posted by A10CALGAL |
Perhaps you can have a licensed interpreter/translater translate the document & take that with you to your County Recorder's office? Where did you get your marriage license??
The marriage license was all done in Mex. I will check into County Recorder's Office. I have no idea what that is, and the people at City Hall and the Marriage Bureau never mentioned this so I will check into it myself and see if this is the correct avenue. Thanks...
BTW did you do a legal marriage in Mex?
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:17 PM
Oh someone must have figured this out already...
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:20 PM
I don't know if this is an official US agency website, but when I google searched translating foreign marriage license for US, this site came up:
Apostille - Legalisation on Line!
According to the statment, they translate documents issued by other foreign govenments. Maybe they could provide some information?
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:23 PM
- If you have a legal ceremony in Mexico you are legally married. Getting legally married in Mexico would be similar to getting married in a different state here in the US. If I got married in Vegas it is still legal in the eyes of New York State. The whole idea of the Apostille seal is to make legal documents acceptable in the nations that participate in the Apostille process. The certificate of marriage you get in Mexico is used for things like name change, social security, legal matters, etc.
- Our WC (Sandra at Dreams tulum) has implied that the official document we get from the State of Quintana Roo is official and translated into English. In light of what you said though we might have to check on the translation part. I assumed from what she told us that part of the reason it takes so long is due to the translation and Apostille seal.
Once again, this is what I think I know and as far as I can remember I have been wrong on at least a few occasions so far in my life.
The city hall here sounds to be about as helpful as yours. I took all my questions right to the New York State Department of Health which oversees marriage licenses and such. Your state government might be more helpful than the people at the city level.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:28 PM
Another one I'd check with is the Secretary of State. Since they issue Apostille's, I'd assume they would know what to do once you return to the states.
You might also want to check the laws for your state (Pennsylvania) too regarding what unions have to be registered. I would think that registering the marriage in your home state is just to make things simpler---- like for tax purposes and such...
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:29 PM
Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:19 PM
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 02:50 PM
How was your wedding!!?! I need a review and pictures! Congrats again.
Posted 27 May 2007 - 06:12 PM
My fiance and I misunderstood the 3-day residency rule and thought it means 72 hrs. Anyways, to make to story short, we found out we can't legally get married in Mexico because we did not meet the residency requirement. Changing our flight and accommodations was cost-prohibitive so we decided to have a small (4-people) legal ceremony in Vancouver a few months before the big one in Mexico.
In hindsight, it turns out this was much better for us. The legal requirements for marriage are much simpler in Canada. Two witnesses instead of four, no blood test, no language translation and authorization issues, etc.
And I get to get married twice! :-) A good reason to have two different wedding dresses.
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