The Groom & Bride MUST ARRIVE AT LEAST THREE WORKING DAYS (Monday to Friday) PRIOR TO THE WEDDING DATE and must provide the following documentation :
Although passports are required for US Citizens for their entry into Mexico, they are also mandatory for weddings.
They are provided upon entry to Mexico at the airport.
Original blood test & Medical certificate:
The blood test must be done in Playa del Carmen, or in any other place within the Mexican territory and it must be certified by a Doctor in Mexico, as required by the Civil Ministry. This is to determine blood type, H.I.V and S.T.D. Under the Mexican Law couples that test positive cannot get civilly married in Mexico. Blood test it is done at the hotel and arranged by the wedding coordinator at the cost of approx...$ 220 USD per couple to be paid in cash.
Four witnesses (They can be relatives or friends):
These are required by Law. If witnesses are not Mexican citizens, they must provide a copy of their passport or any official photo ID and their tourist visa.
Plus, they must arrive at least 3 working days prior to the ceremony.
**The hotels can usually provide witnesses for an additional charge..
**Did you know if you are newly divorced you may have to wait a year to get married in Mexico? Ask a Destination Wedding Specialist to find out the rules at YOUR hotel before you proceed any further!
Gayle Zielke, Destination Wedding Specialist asked this question to a few of her favorite Wedding Resorts in the Riviera Maya for some answers to this important question. Here are some of the responses:
In regards to your questions about a divorced couple, if the bride is the one who is divorced, if this is the case, she needs to be divorced for over a year and she also needs to bring her divorce decree translated into Spanish and with the apostille seal, please note that this requirement is not applicable to men.
Some resorts replied back and told us the wait is not necessary, so it will be imporatant to find out for sure the rules and regulations of that resort for a divorced couple getting married.
***These are some of the requirements for most weddings in MEXICO. Each resort has their own rules and they may change frequently. Please contact a destination wedding specialist at First Choice Travel and Cruise to make sure you are getting married legally. First Choice Travel knows the best wedding packages where you can choose according to... your needs!! We would be happy to make some suggestions for you as your travel experts but remember we are not your wedding coordinators. Choose from Symbolic, Legal, Civil, Church Weddings and more...
Symbolic or vow renewal weddings are so much more easier and convenient for our couples and no one has to know our little secret. The surprise and secret is safe with me. Privacy is a top concern of our whole office. We want your wedding or ceremony to be memorable not a hassle!
**Are you unsure what you want to do? Sounds too complicated for you and you have more questions? Want another option? Need some ideas on how you can still have an amazing destination wedding ceremony you have dreamt about .....without all the paperwork and blood tests out of the country? Call the First Choice Travel and Cruise Destination Wedding Specialists for details on YOU can have it ALL.......YOUR WAY!