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Marriage License Delays

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#1 MrsC-to-Be

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    Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:10 PM

    Hello All!! I am new to the BDWF, and I keep coming up with the same question in all my research..I have heard that many DW locations take a LONG time to get newly weds their 'official' marriage documents after the wedding. Is this rumor true? does it really take a long time to actually be legally married in the US when you get 'married' in Jamaica..or Mexico? Any opinions/past experiences would be great...Thanks!

    #2 miznunu2010

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      Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:18 PM

      I have heard the same thing and because of this I have decided to get married in the states. I'm just not going to tell anyone so that they will all still come!

      #3 KathleenandDan

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        Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:24 PM

        I got married in July and did not receive my documents until October. I was ready to go to the local court house and do it again. I needed to be added to my husband's insurance and could not because we didn't have the license.

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        #4 Pandabride6

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          Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:25 PM

          I've heard it takes a while to get the license back too. But your marriage is definitely legal in the US if you get married in JA. I'm sure your wedding coordinator will give you a copy of the license or some document to take back to the states with you to prove you did get married for name change purposes.
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          #5 ~*petals*~

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            Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:43 PM

            It does take some time... I was married in May & didn't get my papers until the end of the year.

            Here's my previous thread on it: http://bestdestinati....ificate-48634/

            #6 purrfected

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              Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:48 AM

              I got married in Negril in August and I had my license in the beginning of October, which for Jamaican time, is pretty quick. My wedding coordinator fed exed it to me. I told them I needed asap in order to make the changes to our health insurance.

              #7 Loveisintheair

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                Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:42 PM

                Didn't realize it took so long. my co-worker got hers although misppelled in one month

                #8 finleys7

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                  Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:52 PM

                  Does Mexico take as long, anyone know?

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                  #9 NaM

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                    Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:29 PM

                    Yes, Mexico takes just as long.

                    #10 JennandMike08

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                      Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:34 PM

                      I am also getting married before we leave and not telling anyone.

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