Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a marriage license.
We recommend getting the paper work aspect of your wedding out of the way about six months before your wedding date.
Congratulations and much happiness as you begin your lifetime journey together!
Legal Requirements in the Dominican Republic:
If you are not a resident of the Dominican Republic, you will be asked for a valid passport. Have a copy of your passport with you, too.
You must have original copies of your birth certificates. Baptismal certificates will not be accepted.
Documents need to be translated into Spanish and certified by the Dominican Republic Consulate.
Dominican Republic Fees:
The Dominican Republic uses the Dominican Peso as the official currency. It is freely exchangeable to the dollar and other major currencies.
- Roman Catholic: You will need to meet with a parish priest in the Dominican Republic to show documentation of attendance at an appropriate marriage preparation course.
Waiting Period in the Dominican Republic:
If you have been married before, you must produce a copy of the decree of divorce or death certificate of your former spouse.
Witnesses:You need two witnesses over the age of 18. Your witnesses also need to provide identification.
Vow Renewals in the Dominican Republic:
Minimum Age:16 for men, 15 for women. Even if you have parental consent, you may not get married if you are a man younger than 16 or a woman younger than 15. For significant reasons, a judge may grant an exception.
Same Sex Marriages:No.
PLEASE NOTE:Marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with the local marriage license office before making any wedding or travel plans.