Post # 1
Those of you getting married outside of Canada, does anyone know what we have to do when/after we return from our destination weddings? We’re having a civil ceremony in Cancun, Mexico but I am not sure if there is any mandatory paperwork that needs to be done with the city. I’m in Toronto. Any other brides been through this?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I’m not 100% sure, but I don’t think there’s any necessary paperwork. Just the Mexican marriage certificate.
I’m Canadian getting married in the USA and I’m not filing any extra paperwork in Canada. My marriage will be legal there with the American marriage certificate.
Post # 4
Is it legal here if I married in another country!?
So for taxes, I can state that I’m married right?
Post # 5
@mrsbruff2b: To my knowledge, yes. You can get married anywhere and it’s legal. You might want to call vital statistics, or whoever covers that area though.
I also found this, but it’s not super helpful:
Post # 6
I know in Quebec (which obviously has a pretty different system) that they recommend you file your foreign marriage certificate with the relevant vital stats department, but it’s not a necessity. I’m planning to get married in the US and there’s no additional paperwork required in order for your marriage to be recognized in Canada.