? for Former Riu Santa Fe Brides re: birth certificate translation
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:12 PM
We are having a civil ceremony at Riu Santa Fe and I know that we need to have our birth certificates translated and notarized in order to be legally married. My question is: which form of birth certificate do we need translated? the long form or the short form?
OMG I just read the Mexican requirements thread in another section and it confused me so much!!! For Riu Santa Fe, what steps exactly did you need to take as far as legal requirement documentation. THANK YOU!!!!
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:51 PM
I'm getting married in the Riu Palace so I think the requirements would be the same. If you go on their website and go into their wedding section and FAQ it lists what is required legally in terms of documentation for a legal ceremony.
Here's the info for Cabo:
1. Birth Certificate*
2. Passport (for the couple)
3. Divorce Decree (People divorced with less than a year cannot get legally married)*
4. Death Certificate of previous partner (if applicable)
5. Tourist Card (provided in the Airport at your arrival to Mexico)
6. Blood test (They will be done at the resort, once you are in the hotel)
7. Passport or ID of your witnesses (Required 4 & they must be at least 18 years old)
8. Written parental consents for couples under 18 years (if applicable)
9. Legal Information Form (the on-site wedding coordinator will send it to you)
*Apostilled and translated into Spanish
It is not necessary to get the original, you can bring a Photocopy (over there they are going to put the seals)
Please scan them and send them to the on-site wedding coordinator by e-mail at least 30 days prior the weding´s date.
Note: Please bring your documents with the apostille or notarized seal with you.
For the Birth Certificate, you require one with both parents names on it. This needs to be translated into Spanish and notorized. We just googled spanish consulate in our area and came across one. If you have your BC translated by them, they can notorize for you as well. It is advised to give yourself a lot of time to get this done before the wedding.
If you have any other questions in terms of legal documentation requirement, I'd also suggest to email your WC.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:56 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:58 PM
I would also love to hear the process that previous brides took for Riu Santa Fe!
Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:00 PM
Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:39 AM
We are getting married in about two weeks, so I have all the documents & can help you out with this. My travel agent helped me, so I definitely have all the right information - as well, I have sent it to Erika (WC) already.
To start, you will have to go to the government site to get your "Long Form Birth Certificate" - once ordered, over the internet, it will take about 3 weeks to be delivered.
Then, the Long Form Birth Certificates get sent to Ottawa - Mexican Consulate....
This is from my travel agent:
I have just spoken with the Meixican Consulate. The fee for Legalization is $ 47.00 CAD per person. This will be $ 94.00. It must be in the form of Money Order made payable to the Embassy of Mexico.
We don't need to have the original birth certificate translated until after the Authentication and Legalization.
(the above, in Ottawa, takes about 2-3 weeks)
The translation has to be done by a certified person, not just anyone - just to let you know. If you need the name of the girl we used, just let me know. I believe my total cost for two of them was $90 - ($45 each) - there was another person for about $300, yes....crazy!!!
I believe that is all - let me know if you need any help! or I am missing something.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:20 AM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:37 AM
The list of things needed above, are exactly what Erika sent me to have done & sent to her.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:49 AM
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