Punta Cana Wedding Requirements
There are not a lot of Punta Cana wedding requirements, but make
sure you get them all taken care of before your trip. Here’s
a list of all the documentation that is necessary before getting
married in Punta Cana. For further information, tips and advice
about planning a wedding in Punta Cana, please visit our Weddings
in Punta Cana page.
- * You both must have a valid passport and
Birth Certificate (translated to Spanish).
- * You need to present a declaration of your
marital status. The best place to get this is at a Dominican Consulate
at home. The Dominican Consulate will also translate the document
into Spanish and notarize it for you (usually around $300). Check
with your hotel as most of them want legal documents, which have
been translated into Spanish, faxed to them at least one month
ahead of time.
- * (CHANGED FOR 2007, NO LONGER NECESSARY)By
Dominican law, the bride and groom must be in the Dominican Republic
for a minimum of three days before the ceremony.
- * Two witnesses are needed as well, but don’t
worry – these will be provided by the hotel if need be.
- * You do not need to take a blood test before
getting married in Punta Cana
- Don't be fooled, there are no Punta Cana free weddings, no matter
what people advertise on their websites.
Spur of the moment wedding
in Punta Cana
If you decide to get married once you’re already there –
throw this advice out the window, these Punta Cana wedding requirements
no longer apply. You can still get it done, but you might need some
help from home to get documentation faxed to the resort. Since you
are already there on vacation, I’m assuming that you’ll
have passports – you can usually get away without the Birth
Certificates (you might have to grease somebody’s palm). That
leaves the issue of the declarartion of marital status. The wedding
planner at the resort can usually arrange to get this done for you
– at a price! There’s a lot of paper work to be shuffled,
but I’ve seen people get it done, so good luck!
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