(Closed) Wedding Requirements in Puerto Rico

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 6
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Evie… your best bet is to call… because I heard there was a new law passed in PR back in Aug of last year and it change alot of the process… I know that in the past you had to get a physical, blood work, notorized paperwork etc etc… but i have recently found out that the rules have changed a bit for non residents…

I too am planning a wedding in PR and will let you know what I find out once the time comes around to it… if you find out before me, please let me know.. thanks

Post # 7
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am planing my wedding for March 2012 in PR. I have gotten a checklist from one of the venues/hotels that includes all the steps that need to be taken for the marriage license. If you send me your email I can forward it to you. Iam actually born and raised in PR so if you need vendor info I can also hep you.

 

PS. If you are getting a wedding planner, they normally take care/help you with the marriage license process.

Post # 8
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I just spoke with the Office of Tourism and they explained that yes, because of the new law, we do NOT need to bring lab results and go to a medical dr. in PR.

I say YAY!!!!!  We just have to bring a certificate from our primary care physicain stating we comlpy with the wedding health reqs of our home state/country. If you place of residence does not have such reqs, the Dr. then just needs to state that as well.

 

You also need an affidavit syaing you’re not a resident of PR, a photo ID and your birth certificate.

 

Call the # on this website to set up your appointment with the demographic registry:

http://www.seepuertorico.com/requirements_wedd

Post # 9
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Marullos:  Hey! This is great news! I just replied to you PM lol! But just disregard what I said. This way is easier. Thanks for finding out!

Post # 10
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@peacockchris:  Great!

I’m so glad they changed the reqs because I was getting nervous about timing things just right. With the wedding on feb 18, and my flight to PR on feb 14, and teh tests having to be no more than 10 days before wedding, I had to get tested on Feb 8 and then hope the results would be available on time before I left for PR. Plus my doctor in NJ just didn’t get why she couldn’t make a certificate herself, she kept insisting, and I was like, No! the lab results need ot be viewed by a doctor in PR. And then having to waste PR time at doctor’s office! Anyone who has lived there can attest that a doctor’s visit can take a whole day.

So, that’s all irrelevant now! 🙂

There seem to be so few brides getting married in PR in these boards, maybe the new law will change this!

 

 

 

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