Legal Requirements for Destination Weddings in the Dominican Republic
Getting married in one of the most popular countries such as the Dominican Republic is actually rather simple. We always work along side the wedding coordinator at your chosen property to ensure that we are following the procedures that both the hotel and country require.
As you will see below having a Destination Wedding does require some very important steps. We are here to guide you in the right direction and help you with all of the steps from beginning to end beyond booking your group.
To ensure a smooth wedding we ask that couples get their paperwork to the resort 3 months prior to the ceremony so that they can be reviewed and in the event that anything else is required we have time to get it done.
Please remember that requirements can and may change so we do verify the requirements each and every time a couple books their Destination Wedding.
Couples that wish to get married in the Dominican Republic will need to present the following documents in person or by mail to the Dominican Consulate or Dominican Republic Services (a company in Toronto which assists with the paperwork and legalities for getting married in the D.R.):
-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. Cost of legalization and translations can be verified on the website links listed below. 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.
Waiting Period: There is no waiting period or minimum stay. (This is often a requirement of the resort so that they have the time to prepare for your wedding)
Witnesses: You will need two witnesses. If you provide witnesses, they will each need to bring their passport. Hotels can also provide witnesses.
Blood Test: No blood test is required.
Republic General Consulate - Montreal
Republic General Consulate - Toronto
of the Dominican Republic in Canada
Please ask me for the templates for your perusal for the Single Status Affidavit. Prices above for translation and legalization are subject to change and we will contact the appropriate office to confirm these prices for your paperwork.