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    I was married in Buceiras Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, I have lost my marriage cert and want s divorce, I didn't 'register' the marriage in Mexico or in the UK. How do I check if the marriage is valid, Ive been searching for ways for months and not getting anywhere !!
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    Re: Validity of marriage in Mexico

    Have you tried asking the Mexican Embassy? 16 St George Street
    London W1S 1FD.
    Tel:0207499 8586



    If there is a record in Mexico they may be able to tell you where to apply for a copy.
    Px

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      Re: Validity of marriage in Mexico

      I have contacted the Mexican embassy but can never get through to anyone, then I've been given an email address to make my enquiry but they could not help but they gave me a list of lawyers that I could contact in Mexico. I haven't gone down that road yet because I can't afford it

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      • #4
        Re: Validity of marriage in Mexico

        Was it a religious ceremony or organised by the hotel? If it was organised by a tour guide have you tried them? Actually, now this may sound crazy but bear with meÖ.Have you tried posting this question on Trip advisor?

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          Re: Validity of marriage in Mexico

          It was organised by the hotel and carried out by a Justice of the peace . I will try trip advisor! Thanks for the tip

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            Re: Validity of marriage in Mexico

            Originally posted by Sallypalmer View Post
            I was married in Buceiras Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, I have lost my marriage cert and want s divorce, I didn't 'register' the marriage in Mexico or in the UK. How do I check if the marriage is valid, Ive been searching for ways for months and not getting anywhere !!
            If you didn't register the marriage back here in the UK then I (personally) cannot see it as being recognised.

            Did you have all the documents required in Mexico for the wedding? ... according to THIS site you need blood tests and chest x-rays done in Mexico before the marriage ceremony takes place:
            Passport
            Full Passport; we recommend that itís valid for at least 6 months, and a copy of same (both the bride and groom).

            Travel or Resident Visas

            Original and copies of Your Visitorís Permit (FMM) which was completed at the port of entry or, if you are resident in Mexico, a copy of your resident permit.

            Birth Certificates

            These will need to be Apostilled and translated by an approved translator (see Apostille, below)

            Divorce Decree / Death Certificate

            If either spouse was previously married, or either partner is widowed, copies of the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate, if applicable, (see section above: Previously Married) will be required for presentation.

            Chest X-Rays

            The Plates from the Chest X-rays (get these in Mexico).

            Blood Test Results

            Written results of the blood test, written in Spanish (get blood test done in Mexico).


            You would then be required to get your marriage certificate appostilled:
            Once the civil ceremony has been completed, you will need to obtain a certified copy of the marriage certificate (Acta de Matrimonio). This will prove that you have been legally wed in accordance with Mexican law, and the marriage will be recognized just about everywhere in the world where it can be, including the USA, Canada, United Kingdom / European Union, Australia, et al.

            Important!
            You should get your Mexican marriage certificate Apostilled in Mexico to ensure that it will be accepted as a genuine document back in your home country. This is the reverse process of having your home-country documents legalized by your home country; ask the local registry office or your wedding planner for details about how you can go about this.

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              Re: Validity of marriage in Mexico

              I don't know whether the certificate was apostilled, would that have been done by the wedding planner ? I certainly want told we had to do anything after we were given our certificate. A friend got married in the same place and she did go to the registry office in Mexico and register it and had quite a bit of paperwork. We just had our certificate ! It's starting to sound like we were never actually married then ?

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              • #8
                Re: Validity of marriage in Mexico

                did you go to the British embassy for a certificate of No Impediment etc also get a registrars certificate posted here 14 days in their office prior to going, or register at the british embassy in Mexico another 14 days

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