in Puerto Vallarta
Who can be witnesses?Anyone can be witnesses, as long as they understand what they’re witnessing and they are over 18 years old, who must be present at the ceremony, swearing that the applicants do not have any legal impediment to marry. They need to provide a clear copy of their valid passport or INE (for Mexicans).
How long does the ceremony take?The ceremony will normally last around 25 minutes.
Do we have to be resident in Mexico?Anyone can arrange to have their ceremony in Mexico providing both parties are 18 years of age or over and are otherwise not prevented from entering into a civil marriage.
How many days before the ceremony do we need to arrive?In order to get the necessary paperwork done (blood tests and medical certificates) before a civil wedding you must be at least 3 days in advance.
How much will it cost?The cost of a civil marriage ceremony depends on the venue, day and time you choose. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details of current fees.
What are the requirements to get legally married in Mexico?Each state in Mexico has different requirements for a civil ceremony in Mexico. So it is important to contact us by email to send you the correct information based on the city where you will get married in Mexico. Here are the General Requirements (these can vary in each state). *To fill an application form obtained from the Registry Office. This includes a statement as to whether the couple will maintain separate property and assets or have joint property. This statement may not be valid for future purposes in your foreign country. *Valid passports from the couple and the witnesses. * Every state in Mexico has its own laws regarding a health check, but in Jalisco or Nayarit state a standard blood test is required to determine blood type and VDRL studio PLUS Medical Certificates. And these MUST be done here in Mexico few days before the wedding ceremony. *Recent certified copies of the couple's Birth Certificates. *If either party has been married before, they must present either a certified copy of the Divorce decree, or a certified copy of a Death Certificate. *Official translations of the documents (if these are not in Spanish). NOTE: In some states in Mexico, like Jalisco state, it is mandatory to Apostille the Birth Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificate, Change of Name Certificate, etc. (Or if your country does not use the Apostille, the documents must be legalized by the Mexican Consular Office having jurisdiction over the region where the documents were issued). Also, in some states you require a Compliance of assistance to legal prenuptial preparation talk imparted by the state’s DIF office.
When do I get my certificate?You will be handed your marriage certificate at the end of the ceremony. It is in Spanish, if you require an official translation, we can order it after the wedding ceremony. Any translation or additional certified copies of your marriage certificate that you have ordered will be posted to you after the ceremony.
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We specialize in legal ceremonies in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas (Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerías, Sayulita, Punta de Mita and more) in Jalisco and Nayarit states in México.
We equally welcome all people who choose to have a spiritual (non-legal) ceremony. Whatever your ideas, we want to hear them. We can help you to find the correct officiant for your ceremony.
If you do not have a location, we can help you with recommendations of places that best fit your ceremony day and accommodation needs.
Patricia's services were recommended by a friend and I have to say she went out of her way to make the entire process as smooth and relaxed as possible. I do not speak Spanish but Patricia is bilingual so that made the whole process go very well. We could not have asked for anything to be any better, from the initial start of contact by email, then Whatsapp, phone and in person she and her team are the best, the ABSOLUTE BEST