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Translated Mexican Marriage Liscense... now what

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Hello-

We got married last week in Cancun. I have the translated marriage liscense but I don't know what to do with it. When I contacted my city hall, they acted like they had no clue what I was talking about.

 

We live in the Illinois and I wanted to see if a past bride can give me some direction. I am in the process of searching the internet for an answer!

 

Thank you,

Laura

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Are you sure you have to do anything? I know that a Mexican legal wedding license is recognized in the US and Canada.

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There's nothing you have to do. Your marriage is legal and recognized in the US. Just start changing your name if that's what you want to do. I was legally married in Mexico and had very few problems with name change on documents/ accounts and my license was not translated.

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There's nothing you have to do. Your marriage is legal and recognized in the US. Just start changing your name if that's what you want to do. I was legally married in Mexico and had very few problems with name change on documents/ accounts and my license was not translated.
Karen -

You didn't get your marriage license translated and haven't had any problems with making legal changes in the US? That's good to know! I called the Registrar of Deeds in my county and they said I don't need to come in or anything, I can just start filling out the paperwork to get a new SS card and drivers license. I have been wondering whether I need to pay for translation. Thanks!

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Here's an update. I talked to my city courthouse and their is no need to file the document. If we want, we can file our marriage license as a misc document to have it on file. We paid to have the document translated, but there is no need for it! I went to the social security office and they wanted/needed the orginal spanish version of the marriage certificate. I also went to get my new license and they wanted the spanish version too. I think that we paid $45 for the resort to translate the document. I would say that it's up to you, but I have not needed it to date!

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I was going to say - I just brought both copies to the SS office and the DL place too. The reason they wanted the spanish one was b/c there was some sort of "seal" or something - the translated one is more like a photocopy - but I still brought them both, and had NO problems at all! It was way easier than I ever thought! Good Luck!

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Betsy -

 

Thanks so much for the information! I'll probably just get it translated back here if I need to. I've read several of your posts and you've been so helpful and after seeing your pictures and hearing about your experience, I can't wait to get married at the MP next month!!!

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I thought you don't get the orrigional for like 5 months after you get home?

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wow, you ladies are making it sound easier than everyone else has.. how long did it take you to get your license?

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