(Closed) Sending passport information online to get married, normal? Please help ladies!!

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we married on a small island in the south pacific (meaning not Jamaica) and yes i had to send copies of passports and birth certificates before we arrived – although when we got there they said they couldnt find them (i had been told before we left that they did receive them) and as i took a copy for my own files i gave them that and they used those

Post # 5
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i mailed ours and so far no ID problems – to be honest i sometimes ask hubby if he thinks we are legally married because i dont know 100% for certain if the paperwork was filed in that country.  not going to ask the questions/check it out either 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

hmmm, this sounds more complicated than what i did. i was told by my wedding coordinator that we only need to send copies of our birth certificates. no passports, nothing notorized!  i live in Canada, not sure if this makes a difference. So i scanned our birth certificates and emailed them to the resort. i had password protected the document and send the password in a separate email i believe.

it was that simple though.  mind you, it has been 5 months to the day and we have not received our marriage certificate in the mail. however, the WC told it would take about 5 months, so if i don’t get it in the next few weeks, i will contact them to see what is going on.

 

and also want to say that we emailed ours only because i was too lazy to get my act together on time to mail them through regular mail, which would have been fine to do.  we could have avoided cyberspace altogether if we wanted to.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

@Cash000: hmm, well like i said, i haven’t received my marriage license yet! but i was never worried about as they told me it would a while.  And i know someone before me who got married at Sunset and my travel agent specializes in Jamaica weddings – here is a link to her website where she listed the marriage license requirements.  

http://www.weddingsinjamaica.com/requirement.html

it actually does say the certificates need to be notarized. i wonder if mine already were?  i know i got a “newer” one like 10-15 years ago and i think maybe it is notorized.  when i sent them to Sunset, the WC told she got them and everything was fine.  i definitely never needed to send my passport information.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

i just checked our birth certificates i had scanned and both mine and my husbands have stamps on them that say they are “certified” or “registered” – so maybe that means they are notorized?

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

@Cash000: ya i think maybe my parents got it done for me years ago, same with Darling Husband and we didn’t realize/know.  I definitely didn’t do anything other than scan and email them before our wedding.  i thought it was the most simple thing ever!  and i have heard the the Jamaican license is valid in north america, as in, you won’t need to register the marriage in your province, you can just take it as is for name change etc.  i hope that part is true. 

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

i guess its too late…but can you just go to your local courthouse and get the legal hitched part done before or when you get back and just let the officiant lead the actual ceremony as planned?

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