MARRIAGE

  • The Offices of Civil Status of the Dominican Republic can process a marriage request from any citizen of the world in the process of marriage, regardless of whether the marriage takes place between a foreigner and a Dominican or between two foreigners, under the law of the Dominican Republic.

Requirements:

  1. Civil Registry Office- request the requirements and reserve the day for the civil marriage
  2. Birth Certificate of both parties.
    1. Every foreign document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation must be apostatized by the appropriate authorities. Alternatively, once the original document is apostatized it can be sent for a translation to the Consulate (see translation services here).
  3. Divorce Certificate, if one is divorced.
    1. Every foreign document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation must be apostatized by the appropriate authorities. Alternatively, once the original document is apostatized it can be sent for a translation to the Consulate (see translation services here).
  4. Affidavit of marital status and address, showing the passport number of the applicant.
    1. Every foreign document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation must be apostatized by the appropriate authorities (click here). Alternatively, once the original document is apostatized it can be sent for a translation to the Consulate (see translation services here).
    2. Affidavits for Dominican Citizens can also be issued by the Consulate
    3. Photocopy of valid passport and National Identity Card (if applicable).
    4. Meet the minimum age requirement by Dominican Law.
      1. If either party does not have the minimum age required by Dominican Law (18 years old), they must provide a notarized authorization of marriage from their parents or legal guardians.
      2. Every foreign document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation must be apostatized by the appropriate authorities. Alternatively, once the original document is apostatized it can be sent for a translation to the Consulate (see translation services here).
  5.  Two (2) witnesses with National Identity Card or Passport.
  6. Tw0 (2) sponsors with National Identity Card or Passport.
  7. Pay the fees that apply at the Civil Registry Office.
    1. If the parties have signed a Prenuptial Separation of Goods Act or limitation on the distribution of goods, this document must be submitted to the Civil Judge, it must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation must be apostatized by the appropriate authorities. Alternatively, once the original document is apostatized it can be sent for a translation to the Consulate (see translation services here).
      1. If there is no separation of Goods, the marriage is declared as a Community in Property and Income.
  8.  Once married, the Civil Registry Office will issue a Marriage Certificate, In order to be effective abroad it is recommended that it be properly Apostilled at the Dominican Foreign Ministry and translated into the necessary language.

DOCUMENTS FOR MARRIAGE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (ALIENS)

  • Foreigners who wish to get married in the Dominican Republic must apostatized and translate the following documents:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Divorce Certificate (if any)
    • Affidavit of marital status and address stating the applicants passport number.
      • Every foreign document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation must be apostatized by the appropriate authorities. Alternatively, once the original document is apostatized it can be sent for a translation to the Consulate (see translation services here).

AFFIDAVIT OF MARITAL STATUS AND ADDRESS (DOMINICANS)

Form in English, to fill out by hand

  • The Affidavit of Marital Status and Address is a written sworn statement, where a citizen under oath declares itself as SINGLE at the time of signing and informs on where he/she has been living in the past two years.
  • Dominicans Requiring affidavits to be effective in the Dominican Republic or another country may choose to go to the Dominican Consular Office to obtain the Affidavit.

Requirements:

  1. Identity Card, Photo ID or Cédula
  2. Valid Passport
  3. Accurate information of the marital status and where he/she has resided for the past two (2) years.
  4. A witness

TIME & FEES:

  • It will take approximately 5-10 business days, depending on date of travel, prior requests, and staff availability.
  • Fee: $110.00 USD

TRANSLATIONS:

  • The Consular Office provides translation services from English to Spanish for documents to be used in the Dominican Republic.
  • Translations made by the Consular Office do not require an apostle to be valid in the Dominican Republic.
  • All documents must be original and apostle.

TIME & FEES:

  • It will take approximately 5-15 business days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability
  • Fee: $95.00 USD per page
  • ALL Documents must be submitted by mail
  • Applications must include a self-addressed stamped envelop (size 9″ x 13″)
  • Money Orders payable to

Embassy of the Dominican Republic

1715 22nd St. NW

Washington, DC 20008