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Wedding Requirements (Divorced/ Widow)

MARRIAGE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLLIC

Fees:
$250.00 (for both) if ONE has been divorced, and
$300.00 (for both) if BOTH have been divorced. Payment must be made ONLY in the form of a money order, cashiers check or company check.

1. Birth Certificates (originals)
2. Single Status Affidavits (IN ENGLISH), duly signed and Notarized by a Notary Public.
3. copy of Divorce Decree OR original Divorce Certificate- either of them will be sufficient.
4. If widow, copy of Death Certificate.
6. PRE-PAID SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE (Express mail, Fed Ex, or DHL ONLY. NO regular mail accepted) for your documents to be sent to you.

All the process is done over the mail; there is no need for you to come personally to the Consulate at any time. Your original documents will be sent back to you.

SAMPLES OF SINGLE STATUS AFFIDAVIT:
The Single Status Affidavit must read as follows:
“I, (your name), declare that I am single, have never been married, and have not applied for a marriage license in the state of (name of the state where you live) or any other state in the United States of America”.

“My fiancé/fiancée, (his/her name), and I will be married in the Dominican Republic on (approximate date of the Wedding Ceremony)”.

If you are divorced it should read as follows:
“I, (your name) declare that I am single, divorced, my divorce was final on (date of your divorce) and have not applied for a marriage license in the state of (name of state in which you live in) or any other state of the United States of America”.

“My fiancé/fiancée, (his/her name), and I will be married in the Dominican Republic on (approximate date of the Wedding Ceremony)”.

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VERY IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

* Once you come back to the U.S., do not forget to send us your original Marriage Certificate, for Translation and Legalization, for it TO BE VALID in the United States. This consular service is charged separately. The cost of this is $150.00.

* Before sending your birth certificates please advice us if the birth certificates will require an *APOSTILLE (validation of a document for recognition in another country), this question may be answered by your wedding coordinator or contact person in the Dominican Republic.

* A Tourist Card is required for every tourist to enter the Dominican Republic. You may purchase your tourist cards here for yourself as well as your guest for an additional $15.00 (per card). If you wish to purchase the cards please include the fee in the Money Order along with a note of the number of cards desired.

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