WEDDING REQUIREMENTS

in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CIVIL CEREMONY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

Civil ceremonies at Puntacana Resort & Club are performed in Spanish. However, an English translator may be requested.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

• Valid passport; birth certificate; if widowed, the death certificate; if previously married, a divorce decree

• Certificates indicating that both parties are legally single individuals duly signed and stamped by Dominican law are extremely important. This document will be prepared by the Justice of the Peace and translated by a legal translator

• Address and occupation of both people who will be married

• Names of Parents and their addresses

• Names of Grandparents

• Names of Best Man and Maid of Honor, their addresses, names of their parents and a copy of each person´s valid passport or identification.

• Copies of all documents must be received by the Wedding Specialist 14 days prior to the scheduled ceremony. Documents must be approved by the Justice of the Peace in order to permit the wedding ceremony to proceed. Original documents are to be submitted upon arrival to your Hotel Wedding Coordinator

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

• Catholic ceremonies are performed in Spanish, (translators may be used) at the beautiful Nuestra Señora de Puntacana Catholic Church at Puntacana Resort & Club.

• The Puntacana Resort & Club Wedding Planner must receive copies of all required documents prior to the wedding date.

 

VALID DOCUMENTS FOR A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

• Valid passport, birth certificate, baptism certificate and confirmation certificate. If widowed, a death certificate must be presented; a release from your Church authorizing the marriage in the Dominican Republic; and a pre-nuptial certificate from your local parish indicating you have received instructions from the Church.

• Your address and occupation

• Names of Parents and their addresses

• Names of Grandparents

• Names of Best Man and Maid of Honor, their addresses, names of their parents and a copy of each person's valid passport or identification

• Arrangements must be made directly with the Church Officials, with assistance of the Wedding Specialist

• Witnesses are not required for a Catholic Ceremony and the priest provides a Canonical Marriage Certificate after the ceremony.

• Note: Blood tests are not required in the Dominican Republic.

 

 

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