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#1 onelilndn

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    Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

    Trying to have a civil ceremony at Hardrock punta and a little worried about all the paper work required... can anyone share any advice on the following



    #2 JillTran

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      Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

      Hi @onelilndn,

      Congratulations on your engagement. From my understanding, for a civil/legal ceremony to take place you must:

       

      Present the following documents in person or by mail to the Dominican Rep. Consulate or Dominican Republic Services (a company in Toronto which assists with the paperwork and legalities for getting married in the Dominican Rep.):

      • Valid passport (if sending by mail, send a photocopy of the page with the picture in it)
      • Original birth certificate that includes the names of the parents. (translated in Spanish)*
      • Single Status Affidavit (translated in Spanish) (One per person).*
      • Divorce Act (if married before) (translated in Spanish).*

      *This document must be translated to Spanish and legalized by the consular section of the Embassy.

       

      The two Single Status Affidavit and the Divorce Act, have to be legalized by the Legalisation Section of the Dominican Consulate. The cost of the legalization is US$75.00 per document and can be paid cash, if presented in person, or by money order payable to the Dominican Republic Consulate if sent by mail.. Once received, the procedure will take approximately 5 business days, then the documents will be mailed back to you.

      Please note that all documents except the valid passport, must be sent in original. No faxed copies or photocopies will be accepted. Please include a prepaid return envelope.

      There is no waiting period or minimum stay. No blood test is required.

      Witnesses: You will need two witnesses. If you provide witnesses, they will each need to bring their passport. Hotels can also provide witnesses.

       

      You may want to also contact your wedding coordinator in destination to see if he/she can help in anyway.

       

      Good luck!

       

      -Jill Tran



      #3 onelilndn

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        Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:39 AM

        thanks that was alot of info.... just a little scary sending off all your legal doc to forign place with no phone contact.... Well I will be contacting my WC soon so thanks for all of the advice....  did you have any problems getting yours done... what time frame do you recommend?



        #4 Melissa Epple

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          Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

          I was just married last month and we had all our documentation done through the consulate in Toronto it was around $500 or so for all the documentation to be translated and legalized. It took less than 2 weeks to get everything back from them just make sure you don't get it too early. Im not sure when your big day is but the paperwork is only valid for 3 months so you don't want to get it too early so just be aware of that!

          #5 onelilndn

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            Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

            thanks melissa I live in Maryland .. and we are getting married in june of 14... so I guess I have some time just seems like wating to the last min for things is the norm with destination wedding.  so use to taking care of  everything in advance now I must play the wating game



            #6 MC-Colonial

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              Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

              thanks melissa I live in Maryland .. and we are getting married in june of 14... so I guess I have some time :smile43: just seems like wating to the last min for things is the norm with destination wedding.  so use to taking care of  everything in advance now I must play the wating game

              Hi, I also want a civil ceremony at the Majestic Colonial April 2014. I've made a request for the civil judge 3 months ago but still no confirmation from him... Did you have your date confirm by him yet? I'm also used to do everything in advanced so it's really stressful to wait that long for his confirmation!




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