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#1 robinkar

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    Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:19 AM

    Hello to all of the Cdn brides getting married in the Dominican. We are having the wedding in April 2010 and are thinking about getting the legal documentation arranged at the end of January. Where are you thinking of sending the information to be translated.
    For those who have already done it, who did you use and approximately how much did it cost.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    #2 trance_angelx0x

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      Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:43 AM

      I got it done at the Dominican Embassy here in Ottawa. It costs $360 USD

      $100 to legalize the single status affidavit (one for you, one for your DH)
      $40 to translate each document (2 birth certificates and 2 single status affidavit)

      You can always opt to get the documents translated by a certified translator but the Canadian dollar right now is pretty good so it will maybe cost you $50 less not to do it through the Embassy. The documents are good 3 months following legalization.

      #3 shankd

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        Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:09 PM

        is that all that is needed in order to get married? We have never been married before so don't need to figure out divorce papers and that none sense....it's not too bad actually!!!

        #4 robinkar

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          Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:43 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by trance_angelx0x
          I got it done at the Dominican Embassy here in Ottawa. It costs $360 USD

          $100 to legalize the single status affidavit (one for you, one for your DH)
          $40 to translate each document (2 birth certificates and 2 single status affidavit)

          You can always opt to get the documents translated by a certified translator but the Canadian dollar right now is pretty good so it will maybe cost you $50 less not to do it through the Embassy. The documents are good 3 months following legalization.
          Do you not need to get anything translated for your witnesses. We are having family as the best man and maid of honour. I would have thought that if they needed our birth certificates translated, wouldn't they need theirs done as well.

          #5 nsimpson

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            Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:59 PM

            No - they don't require your wedding party to have their documents translated. They may however ask for a regular photocopy of the picture page of their passports if they will be the ones to witness (sign the register) at your wedding. Also, I saw that you mentioned that you are having family as your BM and MOH; just so you know, your official wittnesses cannot be related to you! So you will have to find other people to act and sign as your witnesses. I've attached the webiste for the Dominican Consulate here in Toronto (if you choose to go to them to have your legalizations & translations done)

            D.R. Marriage Requirements

            Hope this answers your questions...good luck
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            #6 khomac

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              Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:38 PM

              I used WEDO in the states.

              1. get your english version of your single status affidavit (SSA) notarized by a lawyer.

              2. Send to WEDO:
              original SSA
              photocopy of SSA
              PHOTOCOPY (or two) of birth certificate & Passport. NOT the originals

              They will send the documents to the Embassy where they will LEGALIZE the translated version of the SSA, and stamp all other copies of the documents.

              Fax a copy to your resort about a month before you arrive

              WEDO will mail you all the documents back (including what you sent them)

              BRING ALL DOCUMENTS WITH YOU TO THE RESORT.

              I'm from Canada, did this with WEDO, got married October 22/09 at the Majestic Colonial, and everything was fine. I paid the $300 US (Which was about the same with the exchange)
              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

              #7 robinkar

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                Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:34 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by nsimpson
                No - they don't require your wedding party to have their documents translated. They may however ask for a regular photocopy of the picture page of their passports if they will be the ones to witness (sign the register) at your wedding. Also, I saw that you mentioned that you are having family as your BM and MOH; just so you know, your official wittnesses cannot be related to you! So you will have to find other people to act and sign as your witnesses. I've attached the webiste for the Dominican Consulate here in Toronto (if you choose to go to them to have your legalizations & translations done)

                D.R. Marriage Requirements

                Hope this answers your questions...good luck
                Wow, who would have thought that you are not supposed to use relatives as your official witnesses.

                We live fairly close together. We are in Caledon on Kennedy Road just north of Mayfield.

                #8 robinkar

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                  Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:39 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by robinkar
                  Do you not need to get anything translated for your witnesses. We are having family as the best man and maid of honour. I would have thought that if they needed our birth certificates translated, wouldn't they need theirs done as well.
                  This may be a silly question but where do you get the single status affidavit to sign

                  #9 shankd

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                    Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:40 AM

                    I think family can be your witnesses as long as they don't have the same last name....

                    #10 Holly22

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                      Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:14 PM

                      Thank you so much for this info. I'm in burlington. I'm getting married in April and am so lost in this. My WC sent me the wedo info. I still can't decide what is easiest and best. Where do you get all these documents? like the single status affidavit to sign? I'm getting alot of heat from my fiance because he thought it was easier to get married here first. I thought if everyone was paying to come down and see a wedding I want to have it official. Its just all confusing lol




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