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Legal requirements for getting married in Cancun & Riviera Maya

Cancun welcomes couples from outside Mexico to hold civil or religious weddings there.

To have a civil marriage ceremony in Cancun, the following documents are required:

Original and copy of birth certificates of both parties annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in the Spanish language.

Valid passports for both parties.

Prenuptial clinical analyses of both parties for VDRL, HIV, and RH (results are valid for 15 days).

Original and copy of valid passport for two witnesses per party.

Copy of legal immigration status of each party: Tourist, FM3, FM2.

Application and official oath of truthfulness of both parties.

Name, age, nationality, home address and occupation of 4 witnesses. Couples must arrive at least 3 working days prior to the wedding ceremony to submit all the documents.

The following requirements are for a Catholic marriage in Cancun:

Prenuptial counseling attended by both the bride and groom.

Certificates of baptism for both parties.

Certificates of confirmation for both parties.

Written permission of the selected Catholic church.

Two witnesses.

A passport-size photo of both the bride and groom.