Post # 1
Please can you help me? We are getting married in Mexico in September and i need to get our birth certificates translated and aposille sealed.. Where can i get it done? How long will it take? how much will it cost?
I have googled it, and a lot seem like agencies ect, is there a direct route to get this done? Can i get the aposille seale at the Legalisation Office (FCO) and the translated else where – i cant see that they do translations…
Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 3
@M1cha3la: The requirements are different for every state (I only know about the US). Google the requirements for your area. Then you have two choices – if your hotel offers translation services, you can send copies to the resort for the translation or, your other option would be to use a certified translator and get it done here in the states.
Here is a response from a friend of mine who legally got married in Mexico. She’s from Chicago:
“1) each got our certified birth certificates
2) each got our certified birth certificates translated into spanish. there was a place in Chicago that did this service for $40 each. I shopped around a little and this price was fair.
3) provided our certified birth certificates and translated copies for an apostille seal. Since I am from Chicago this was done at an Illinois state building in Chicago and for my fiance he had someone in upstate NY provide the apostille for his.
My plan is to scan this all in and email our wedding coordinator at the resort to ensure we are set in the next few weeks.
It did take many conversations to clarify what is needed so hopefully this will help some of the newer brides to be!
Overall it’s not difficult to do – finding these details was the biggest pain!”
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