Post # 1
Hi bees, I am a question about getting marry in Cancun.
I am planning to have a destination wedding, and came across a BIG problem with the documents that they ask – Birth Certification.
Both I and my FI born outside of U.S., and none of us still have the birth certificates. Yup, we DON’T have it!
Did anyone have this situation before, or if anyone would have any sugguestion or idea of what we can do?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
Yay! another Cancun bride!
Are you absolutely certain you need it? I think you need it if you were previously married. Check with the Mexican Embassy or Tourism Board to be sure.
[documents MUST be "Authenticated or Apostilled" in country of origin]
A Birth Certificate is NOT required for a groom if he has a valid passport. Birth Certificates are only required for the Bride if she is divorced and her passport is NOT in her maiden name. If a Bride’s passport is in her maiden name, her birth certificate is not required in Quintana Roo (Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, etc.). If a Birth Certificates is required, it will need to be certified and translated by an approved translator."
You could always get legally married in the states before you head down there. That’s what we are doing.
Post # 4
Thanks for the reply Ms. Lovebird.
The Legal information we got from the resort clearly indicated that we need it. I’ve gone back and asked my situation. They haven’t reply.
We did though of getting legal in the States first, but then we feel like it isn’t really a wedding, but 2 weddings.
Yeah.. we are crazy couple!
Post # 5
Do you have passports. These may be accepted in the place of birthcertificates.
And I know you stated that you DONT have them, but have you tried to get them? Is it at all possible? What kind of documentation do you have? Naturalization papers, green cards, something???
Post # 6
We are both U.S. citizens, and we do have passport and Naturalization papers.
It’s never easy to get the birth certificate from our country. My FI was migrant to another place after born, and then to U.S. It’s very complicated if we need to get the certs back.