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#291 RyGuysBride

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    Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:55 AM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    I finally heard back about the documents required for legal marriage in jamaica and what to do about birth certificates that don't have the father's name... It looks like you need to send a copy of the bride and grooms birth certificate notarized in addition the a notarized letter stating the father's name. Here's the response from the coordinator.

     

    We are from Ontario Canada and our birth certificates do not have the fathers name. Can you please let me know what is required in this case?

    Attach a letter  on each birth certificate stating the names of the fathers and have that letter notarized .

     

    Hope this helps!



    #292 canadiangirl

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      Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:03 AM

      thats awesome!!!!!! so just a letter with the fathers names and thats it?


      Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


      #293 mochamakes3

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        Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

        If the letter has to be notarized, you might as well just request the long form. It's only $35. A notarized letter will be at least that much.

         

        I must say we both thought it was pretty neat to see our mother's writing back when we were born.



        #294 traceysteve

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          Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:24 AM


          To notarize a letter isn't actually that much, but you do have to do your internet research. I need notarized letters each time I leave the country with my 2 sons. He charges me $5/each, but I draft the letters before hand, so all that he has to do is sign and stamp. I used to have a neighbour that was a lawyer, that was helpful, and free!
           

          Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

          If the letter has to be notarized, you might as well just request the long form. It's only $35. A notarized letter will be at least that much.

           

          I must say we both thought it was pretty neat to see our mother's writing back when we were born.



           



          #295 canadiangirl

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            Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:22 PM

            Alright Ladies....so to update all of us on the whole long form/short form issue that we are all having right now lol, I just got off the phone with the resorts W/C manager at the GPLH (natelie green) and I asked her what we needed to send her still. She stated that IF we want our fathers to be on the wedding certificate at that point we would have to get the letter with both fathers on it(notarized) to her 6 weeks before the wedding, as so they can do all the paperwork on their end.

             

            However, if you are not wanting your fathers on your wedding certificate, all you need to fax to them is a copy  both birth certificates(notarized) as well as your photo ID (passport OR license) of the bride and groom (this doent need to be notarized) and then you need to have the paperwork for the resort itself....which has all our deposit info wedding date info ETC which we have ALL done as ALL our dates are set lol

             

            I hope this helps, as I know I was happy to find out it was one less thing to do


            Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


            #296 tamandrob

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              Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:38 PM


              Thanks for looking into this and sharing!
               

              Originally Posted by canadiangirl 

              Alright Ladies....so to update all of us on the whole long form/short form issue that we are all having right now lol, I just got off the phone with the resorts W/C manager at the GPLH (natelie green) and I asked her what we needed to send her still. She stated that IF we want our fathers to be on the wedding certificate at that point we would have to get the letter with both fathers on it(notarized) to her 6 weeks before the wedding, as so they can do all the paperwork on their end.

               

              However, if you are not wanting your fathers on your wedding certificate, all you need to fax to them is a copy  both birth certificates(notarized) as well as your photo ID (passport OR license) of the bride and groom (this doent need to be notarized) and then you need to have the paperwork for the resort itself....which has all our deposit info wedding date info ETC which we have ALL done as ALL our dates are set lol

               

              I hope this helps, as I know I was happy to find out it was one less thing to do



               


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              #297 canadiangirl

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                Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:41 PM

                NO problem, i was just as confused as the rest lol at least we all know now.


                Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


                #298 RyGuysBride

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                  Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:13 AM


                  Awesome! Thanks for posting this!
                   

                  Originally Posted by canadiangirl 

                  Alright Ladies....so to update all of us on the whole long form/short form issue that we are all having right now lol, I just got off the phone with the resorts W/C manager at the GPLH (natelie green) and I asked her what we needed to send her still. She stated that IF we want our fathers to be on the wedding certificate at that point we would have to get the letter with both fathers on it(notarized) to her 6 weeks before the wedding, as so they can do all the paperwork on their end.

                   

                  However, if you are not wanting your fathers on your wedding certificate, all you need to fax to them is a copy  both birth certificates(notarized) as well as your photo ID (passport OR license) of the bride and groom (this doent need to be notarized) and then you need to have the paperwork for the resort itself....which has all our deposit info wedding date info ETC which we have ALL done as ALL our dates are set lol

                   

                  I hope this helps, as I know I was happy to find out it was one less thing to do



                   



                  #299 canadiangirl

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                    Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:24 AM

                    No problem! i figured if i was confused others were too lol


                    Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


                    #300 traceysteve

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                      Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:36 AM

                      Ladies,

                      I got home last night and found my invites waiting for me. Can I tell you how much I love, love, love them!!! When I get home tonight, I will post pics, but if there are any other brides-to-be not wanting to make their own, please check out Kendra www.gottheinvite.com She was fantastic, the easiest person I've dealt with so far, with this wedding planning business. Because of the strike, she had them expedited via purolator. Although, now that I have them, I'm not sure what to do with them because Canada Post is STILL on STRIKKKKEEEEE!!! Boo!






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