Post # 1
Howdy…I’m getting married in Cancun,Mexico in October of this year and the resort is requiring my fiance and I to get this Apostille Seal for our birth certificates. According to our resort website it’s required for the following reason:
The Apostille Document is a special certification document, which is accepted to countries who are a party to the rules of the Hague Convention. The Apostille document enables you to bypass further certification from the US Department of State and immediately send or take your documents to the country of intended use. Please contact your Secretary of State office for information on how to obtain the Apostille Document or log on to http://www.travel.state.gov/about/info/customer/customer_312.html
Here’s my dilema…I’m was adopted from birth from South Korea and don’t have a US birth certificate. I was naturalized when I was a child and am a US Citizen, but obviously I don’t have a birth certificate.
Does anyone know or have any experience with this? Am I the only adopted person to want to get married in Mexico?! Will my naturalization certificate serve the same purpose?! Please help!
Post # 3
I would call the resort that you are getting married in and ask them and I would also call your town hall and try to get some info from them. My friend was married in Mexico but, when they got home realized it wasn’t honored here in the states so she had a Pastor just sign the papers. They were disappointed but, all in all they are lawfully married. Good luck!
Post # 4
Maybe try the Secratary of State. I was also born in S Korea, dad was US military so I do have a birthcertificate and a document of birth abroad. Last time I was home in WA state my mom wanted to see if we could get our birth certificates coppied and recorded down town at the local city hall with local records. We went to the helth district and they told us they don’t keep records for citizens not born in that state. But, she did tell us that if anything happened to my birthcertificate, or if I wanted to get a certified copy I’d have to contact the head of state because I was born abroad. There is a website: http://travel.state.gov/law/info/overseas/overseas_703.html I couldn’t tell you exactly where to go from there but I hope it helps some. Good luck.
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Post # 6
Do you normally need translation on the birth certificate apostille?
Post # 7
My friend had to get it done. I think you would only have to if you marry overseas.