Your wedding in Mexico? Of course! This land is meant for romance and marriage.Whether you prefer the Caribbean paradise or the intense Pacific Ocean coast, on the beach or in a luxurious hotel, Discovery Mexico helps you to be ready with all the mandatory documents and advices what to expect from this unique day of your life.
Legal information: The only Mexican wedding officially recognized and with a legal background in most of the countries is the civil marriage or “Matrimonio Civil”. Don’t let them confuse you, it is the only ceremony which legally changes your civil status from “single” to “married”.
After you got married and receive your documents, don’t forget that your Mexican marriage certificate document must be apostilled in order to make it valid in your country. Otherwise, it will not be accepted as ‘Legal Marriage Certificate’. This paperwork must be done in Mexico.
Papers: Requirements for both of you:
Original birth certificate (accompanied by one copy, which has been legally notarized and sealed by the issuing county.)
The birth certificates must be translated into Spanish in Mexico by a certified translator.
Valid passport / Tourist card (issued upon entering the country)
Pre-nuptial blood tests must be done in Mexico and include the following: RH (blood type), VDRL (venereal disease test) and HIV (AIDS).
These tests must be preformed no more than 15 days prior to the wedding.
Certified statement of health from a licensed Mexican Doctor.
Official photo ID.
Official divorce papers or death certificate (if applicable).
You must provide the name, address, age, nationality, occupation, relationship, tourist card and a valid photo ID for each of your four witnesses (two for each party). Two copies of each document are required.
Information: Reservations for wedding dates must be made in advance. All required documents must be submitted two days before the wedding date at least.
American and Canadian citizens are allowed to enter Mexico with only a birth certificate and original photo I.D. However, it is necessary to have a valid passport to get married in Mexico.
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