Legal Requirements to get married in Mexico

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Plan to arrive in Mexico at least 4 days prior to the wedding in order to ensure your documentation is taken care of and translated correctly. Watch out for weekends and Mexican stat holidays since they are not included.

You will require four witnesses over the age of 18 who have valid passports, original birth certificates and tourist cards. 

You will require a blood test. Most resorts offer this service on-site when you arrive or your wedding coordinator can set it up for you.

You must have your valid passports, original birth certificates, tourist cards, original divorce decree if previously married and original death certificate if widowed (you must be divorced/widowed for 1 year). Bring copies of all your documentation as back-up. 

Consider having a symbolic wedding in Mexico and a legal wedding in your hometown if you are unable to meet the legal requirements. 

Always ask for up-to date legal requirements from your Destination Wedding Specialist prior to booking. There are often changes put in place and each State can be different. 

Coral Tide is a licensed destination wedding travel agency. We have helped clients across North America plan their destination weddings in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and more. Contact us for your free initial consultation!