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#11 nsbride2010

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    Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:36 PM

    oh ok!! Well that would be nice... keep us posted if you have any issues!
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    #12 khomac

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      Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:26 PM

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      Originally Posted by Thomasjsgirl
      Hi Ladies,

      After all this time, I still don't know how to reply with multi-quotes! So, I'll try to respond to a couple of the earlier questions here. When you are translating your documents (birth certificate, passport) to bring with you to the DR, these must also be certifiied through a Statutory Declaration. It's been a while, and unfortunately I didn't keep any of the emails from the Dominican Consulate (in Toronto), but having these docs translated, PLUS we had to translate our divorce certificates from our previous marriages, rang up to the tune of over $300 (or may-be even $500! I'll check my wedding bills and stuff at home tonight). The Consulate "legalizes" these docs as opposed to "notarizing" them. You can cut some of the cost by having everything translated first by ATIO, who also certifies them, then bring them to the Consulate for "legalization". You can download the forms you need from their site: D.R. Marriage Requirements. If I remember correctly, the Consulate charges $100 to legalize them. This is simply another way for the consulate to make money, because if you don't legalize them, they won't be accepted by the judiciary in DR.

      This thread was originally about translating your marriage certificate when you get back. You don't have to go through the Consulate for this. I'm planning to go to the Ministry this weekend to get my drivers licence in my married name, using the certified translation from ATIO. I'm not anticipating any issues, but I'll update this post with the results anyway.

      My question was about the marriage certificate. I don't believe you can just bring in a translated copy. Notarizing the translated copy says "yes, this spanish document is the same as this new english document"

      I don't think the Ministry or any other place will just accept somebody's translated copy. They need proof that they are the same document.

      I believe that the Marriage Certificate needs to be translated and notarized? No?
      Kelly & Pablo

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      Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

      #13 Thomasjsgirl

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        Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:30 AM

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        Originally Posted by MilitaryMrs.s-to be
        Thomasjsgirl, How long did it take for you to get your Marriage licence back from the DR, or did you bring it home with you?
        It was actually pretty quick! They sent it by courier about 3 weeks later
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        #14 Thomasjsgirl

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          Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:32 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by khomac
          My question was about the marriage certificate. I don't believe you can just bring in a translated copy. Notarizing the translated copy says "yes, this spanish document is the same as this new english document"

          I don't think the Ministry or any other place will just accept somebody's translated copy. They need proof that they are the same document.

          I believe that the Marriage Certificate needs to be translated and notarized? No?
          You don't have to have it notarized. I went to the ministry last week and showed them my certified translation, and voila! I have a new name!
          Lucy & Tom - Married 24.11.08
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          http://bestdestinati....24-08-a-35102/
          Leftover Wedding Items FS:
          http://bestdestinati....g-stuff-56124/

          #15 nsbride2010

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            Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:40 AM

            Well this is good news!! One less thing on the ever growing budget list!
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            #16 khomac

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              Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:57 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Thomasjsgirl
              You don't have to have it notarized. I went to the ministry last week and showed them my certified translation, and voila! I have a new name!
              Really?! Awesome! Thanks for the update. I guess I'm just assuming EVERYTHING needs to be legalized. I think I'm turning into a bridezilla!
              Kelly & Pablo

              http://www.michaelsteingard.com
              Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

              #17 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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                Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:26 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by nsbride2010
                Well this is good news!! One less thing on the ever growing budget list!
                Exactly what I was thinking!!! lol



                Thanks for the info :)

                #18 nsbride2010

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                  Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:49 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MilitaryMrs.s-to be
                  Exactly what I was thinking!!! lol



                  Thanks for the info :)
                  BUT, it is still exponentially cheaper than a wedding at home!! Look on the bright side!! hehe
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                  #19 nvaldez21

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                    Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:07 PM

                    anyone recently married at the Majestic

                    #20 nvaldez21

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                      Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:08 PM

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