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HELP!!! FH lost birth certifricate!!!

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#11 SSNM

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    Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

    Well, so far, it is an issue; I have been informed that it would be virtually impossible to marry in St. Maarten's and at a few villas in Jamaica without the birth certificate -- none would accept his other documents. Looks like I am doomed to have a symbolic ceremony if I want to have a DW unless he can somehow get a copy from Bangladesh.

    Sigh...slowly trying to let it sink in, but it seems so anti-climatic to me . I was hoping the DW would just be the real deal and be done with it. Anyone know an officiant where I can just go to them in my jeans and just sign the piece of paper?

    #12 Jacilynda

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      Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:59 PM

      Are you just set on these locations? I don't have to have a marriage license, or birth certificates for our DW.

      #13 SSNM

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        Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:11 PM

        I am set on being able to get legally married abroad. For me, separating the two is anti-climatic. My budget it pretty tight, so I was hoping to consolidate honeymoon (which my fiance really wants) and a nice wedding (which is what I really want) in one nice package. If we just sign papers for the legal stuff, then really any ceremony/vacation after that is just expensive fluff. When I was planning a local wedding I didn't even consider having a honeymoon as I didn't think we would have enough money left to do so. It also makes it harder for me to justify asking my family to spend up to $2000 for the 'expensive fluff'. It is just my quirk that I will have to get over if I am going to persue the DW thing.

        On a positive note, Costa Rica seems to not have the birth certificate requirement...I will have to look into that and maybe I won't have to get over my quirk

        I noticed that you are set to marry in Mexico. It is my understanding that many people who marry there opt for a symbolic ceremony because of the tedious and/or unclear requirements to have a legally binding ceremony in Mexico. In such a case, it would be in the best interest of the destination wedding industry there to not have any particular requirements for a symbolic ceremony. My family is very anti-mexico unfortunately with all the stuff that has been going on there recently so probably not an option for FH and I unless we want to go by ourselves.

        #14 jennie

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          Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:57 AM

          If he has a passport and driver's license then that means that your government has a copy of his license somewhere in their system. Check maybe with the embassy in his home country to see what they say. I would also check with your city office like a clerks' office that handles papaerwork to see about getting a duplicate. There are also websites out there that will do the research for you, but you're gonna have to pay for it. Search or make another post asking about if anyone knows or has used such a website.
          Good Luck!

          #15 sarafish81

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            Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:23 AM

            Would you consider Cuba? We were legally married there and were not required to have our birth certificates.

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