A destination wedding is those men and women who are not residents of Puerto Rico who wish to marry on the Island.
Requirements and Steps to contract Marriage in Puerto Rico…
Wedding Ministers, without major requirements in ceremonies or rites, Catholic, Christian, Civil and Non-Denominational, we marry you now and where you wish, but the State has requirements for the wedding can be registered, here we leave the You must fulfill in your case that you have selected a destination wedding. Remember that our requirements and steps are minimal.
Before starting the preparations for the wedding, arrangements must be made to obtain the documents required by the registry offices in Puerto Rico, essential for the procedures in our agency and the celebration of the ceremony. The future spouses must meet the following requirements:
Declaration or certification of a medical officer indicating that they met all the tests required to marry in their place of residence. If you do not need laboratories prior to marriage, this will be indicated by the health professional in writing. The medical certification will be valid for a term of ten (10) calendars from the date of issue, and after these, can not marry without a new medical certification.
Affidavit stating the following:
They are not residents of Puerto Rico;
The purpose of your visit to the Island is to get married;
Period of duration of the visit; and of being a foreign citizen, who will not remain in Puerto Rico for more time than the one established in the entry permit to the US territory granted by the corresponding federal agency.
If the affidavit is drafted in the United States, you must authenticate the signature of the notary public with the “County Clerk” of the state (in some states, it corresponds to the Secretary of State).
Current identification with photo, issued by the state government or country of residence. The following are the most accepted forms of identification: Driver’s License, Passport or state identification. That they are not expired or mutilated.
Internal Revenue Stamp for the amount of $ 150.00.
Certificates of births (in original); the names of the parties will be noted as they appear in the document. If you have a name change, please bring a judgment from the court where the change is warranted. The same must be stamped faithful and exact copy of the original and must be presented at the time of delivery of all documents.
People who have had previous marriages, must obtain all the divorce judgments, and in case of widowhood, the certificate of death of the spouse. Documents in original.
Celebrants must be registered and authorized by the Demographic Registry to be able to make marriages in Puerto Rico before the wedding / ceremony.
The Registrars will deliver to the contracting parties the form RD2014 – 3, so that they return it full in all its parts, accompanied by the Affidavit and Medical. Registrars will ensure that the information is correct, before completing the Marriage Certificate and issuing the License to marry. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by both parents with parental authority, duly identified, who will sign the marriage certificate in the presence of the celebrant. The celebrant will be obliged to deliver the marriage certificate and the marriage license to any office of the Demographic Registry regardless of where the marriage rites were celebrated during the following ten (10) days after the celebration.
Normally obtaining this license takes a visit, to the demographic registry department, if you have all the documents up to date.
Puerto Rico Wedding Ministers, we have a Coaching service for this type of management, that when hiring our services, for a small fee, we pick you up In your stay, we take you by the hand in the processes and deliver the license.