Legal requirements for getting married in The Dominican Republic
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The requirements for getting married in the Dominican Republic are relatively simple for Dominican citizens and Foreign National alike.

Dominican Citizens must provide a birth certificate of the bride and groom, the Identification Card of each, and the Identification Card of 2 witnesses who are not family members.

Foreign Nations should provide the following:

  • Birth Certificate of the bride and groom
  • Document of single unmarried status (divorce or widow(er) certificate.  Ten months must have elapsed since the date of the last divorce.
  • A photocopy of the passport of the bride and groom (or other document used to enter the Dominican Republic.
  • Photocopies of the passports of the witnesses who are not family members.
  • Certificate of Single Status for each of the parties.
  • All documents must be authenticated by the couples’ nearest Dominican Consulate before they arrive in the country.
  • All documents must be legally translated into Spanish in such consulate or by a legal interpreter in the Dominican Republic.


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