Legally Married in Mexico Little Hassles
Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:20 PM
Jay and I got legally married in Mexico three weeks ago. And the marriage is considered legal in the US. Getting our birth certificates and my divorce decree authenticated by the county and apostilized by Dept. of State.was not a big deal. but we live in the capital of NY so the Dept. of State building is like 10 minutes from us. Getting the blood tests was easy and painless. Our WC arranged for us to have our blood tests done by a medic in her office. The instruments were sterile and the medic totally professional. We ordered 3 extra copies or our marriage certificate. We left the resort with a total of 4 copies of our marriage certificate and another certified marriage document that was translated into English. The marriage certs. were not translated or apostilized. I've been home 2 weeks and have about 75% of my name change stuff done. The only problem I ran into was DMV (New York State). Only US marriage certs. can be considered proof of identity. However if I bring in other forms of ID (SS card, utility bill, credit card, banking statement) with my new name on it I can get my license changed. Just got all the stuff I need so I'm headed to DMV this week.
Granted a US marriage license is a lot cheaper and easier in some ways . However, I love having the Mexican license and feel that everything was well worth it. I'd imagine that other people might have different experiances depending on their state and where abroad you get married. But the whole name change thing was not as bad as I thought. I just think it's very cool that we're the only kids on our block with Mexican marriage licenses.
Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:29 PM
I'm sure I will fee that way until it's all over with...but it's nice to hear about a good experience...
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