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Riu Montego Bay - Documents

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#1 Zinski

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    Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:15 AM

    Fellow Riu Brides: What are the necessary documents needed for the wedding? When should I start collecting these things? When do they need to be in by? Do I talk to the coordinator about any of this?

    Also, did you have to get blood tests IN Jamaica before the wedding? I'v been told the results from a blood test at home do not count. If this is so, how did your blood drawings go? I don't do well with blood giving so I am VERY nervous about doing this not at home!



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      Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:00 PM

      Here's a thread with general info for Riu weddings in Jamaica:


      And here is the link to info posted on Riu's website with the same info:
      Wedding Packages by Destination. Honeymoon Holidays. Weddings by Riu

      What documents are required to get legally married?
      Notarized copies of Birth Certificate (full name of the couple and the parents)
      Notarized copies of Passports or driver’s license
      Notarized copies of divorce papers (if applicable)
      Notarized copies of death certificate (if applicable)
      Notorized Documents stating name changes (if applicable)
      Notarized, written parental consents (if under 21 years of age)

      Renewal of vows in Jamaica:
      These ceremonies are a blessing. However, in Jamaica, you need to send us a photocopy of the Marriage Certificate.

      *All documents have to be notarized and presented in English 30 days prior to the ceremony.

      *RIU Montego Bay
      Mahoe Bay, Rosehall
      Half Moon Post Office Box 4049
      Montego Bay, St. James
      Jamaica W.I.

      In attention to Sherika Dare, the on-site wedding coordinator.

      Also blood tests are not required.

      #3 Zinski

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        Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:08 PM

        Wow that's perfect thank you so much!! About the "name change" doc...does that mean the doc to change my last name to his or just if like I have changed my name in the past for some reason (which I haven't)? Because you don't change your name until after the wedding right? From that list it looks like all we need is the passport and birth certificate copies. That seems almost too easy!?

        I am SOOOO glad to hear that a blood test is not required! You are positive about this?!

        #4 JUSTUSTWO


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          Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:13 PM

          I believe that the name change document they are referring to is if you've changed your name in the past b/c as you said, you won't be changing your current name to your married name until after the wedding.

          Yes, I'm positive about there not being any blood work. I was married at ROR last year & we did not have any blood tests done. If you're still skeptical you can always send an email to the WC to double check.

          #5 Geralyn

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            Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:55 PM

            There is defiantly not any blood tests in Jamaica...I got married at RMB in July and had no blood work

            #6 Zinski

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              Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:57 AM

              Thanks you guys! That is such a relief I was really dreading blood work!

              #7 jodi_22n

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                Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:00 AM

                this info is great thanks guys i have been hunting for ages for this stuff lol

                #8 Perplexy

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                  Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:14 PM

                  No blood work is good...but why on earth would they need it?

                  ~Stay positive and love your life!~

                  #9 jodi_22n

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                    Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:25 AM

                    in some countries they request blood work so they can check to make sure that the bride and groom are not related xx

                    #10 MrsHamblett2012

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                      Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:27 AM

                      Thanks for the info, this is really helpful! I am thinking about getting married in May 2012 at the RIU Montego Bay!

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