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Documents for Weddings in the Dominican Republic

Consulado General República Dominicana Chicago

Consulate General of the Dominican Republic

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Wedding Ceremony in Dominican Republic

Description:  Requirements for non-Dominican citizens to be able to wed in the Dominican Republic.  These documents will be translated into Spanish and legalized by our Consulate.

1. Original or certified copy of Birth Certificate. Must have an Apostille seal from Secretary of State of issuing state, foreign documents must be certified by consulate of issuing county.

2. Affidavit of single status. Must be signed by a Notary Public and have an Apostille seal from Secretary of State.

3. Original or certified copy of Divorce decree (when applicable). Must have an Apostille seal from Secretary of Stateof issuing state, foreign documents must be certified by consulate of issuing county.

4. Original or Certified copy of death certificate of deceased spouse (when applicable). Must have an Apostille seal from the Secretary of State of issuing state, foreign documents must be certified by consulate of issuing county.

5. Fee (non-refundable)via money order or cashier’s check as follows: $75 birth certificates. $75 affidavits. $75 death certificates. $75.00 Divorce Certificate $25.00 per page for Divorce Decrees.

6. Pre-paid self-addressed envelope for documents to be returned. We only accept USPS Priority Mail, USPS Express Mail, FedEx & UPS.

7. Mail all requirements to: Dominican Consulate. 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 1300. Chicago, IL 60631.

Allow a minimum of 10 business days for processing. Incomplete submissions will delay processing time.

Samples of Affidavit of Single Status:

If you’ve never been married the affidavit should read as follows;

“I, (your name), declare that I am single, have never been married, and have not applied for a marriage license in the state of (name of the state where you live) or any other state in the United States of America”.
“My fiancé/fiancée, (his/her name), and I will be married in (city of the DR & name of hotel, if applicable) Dominican Republic on (date of wedding ceremony)”.
If you’re divorced/widowed the affidavit should read as follows:
“I, (your name) declare that I am single, divorced/widowed, my divorce was final on (date of your divorce) and that I have not applied for a marriage license in the state of (name of state in which you live in) or any other state of the United States of America”.
“My fiancé/fiancée, (his/her name), and I will be married in (name of city and name of hotel, if applicable) Dominican Republic on (date of wedding ceremony)”.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
*Once you’ve received the Dominican marriage certificate please contact our office for the requirements needed to translate the certificate into English and legalized by the Consulate.
* Anyone who is not a Dominican citizen must purchase a tourist card for entry to the Dominican Republic.

 

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