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Palace Resorts Wedding Requirements at the Following Palace Resorts:

Requirements are subject to change without notice. Please contact us to inquire about the most up to date requirements.

    • Home address and occupations (Bride & Groom)
    • Birth Certificates (certified copy of each one)
    • VALID PASSPORTS
    • Original blood test (To determine Blood type, H.I.V and S.T.D). Tests must be taken at the resort and results are ready within 24 hrs. (Fee of approx. $50.00 per person is included in the admistrative/goverment fee ) (Fee of approx. $84 for Isla Mujeres only is included in the admistrative/goverment fee) If test is positive a special release must be signed by couple in order to proceed with the ceremony. (Does not apply to Aventura Cove/ Aventura Spa, Playacar, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, if test is positive wedding cannot be performed). Results will be delivered directly to the justice of the peace.
    • Certified copy of former spouse's Death Certificate (If applicable)*
    • If divorced, a certified copy of Divorce Decree is required. If divorced more than once, please bring each Divorce Decree. If divorced less than one year, a mandatory pregnancy test must be taken. If test is positive, wedding cannot be performed.
    • If divorced less then one year, mandatory pregnancy test will be required. Additional fee of $15.00usd approx. applies if a pregnancy test is required.
    • Legal documentation of adoption or name change (If applicable)*
    • Tourist ID (Provided by customs upon your arrival at Cancun International Airport). Please be sure to complete all information correctly on tourist ID, otherwise you may need to obtain a new Tourist ID at the Airport.
    • Name, age, nationality, home address, occupation, passport and tourist ID of 4 witnesses.
    • Witnesses must arrive two (2) business days (Monday - Saturday) prior to ceremony.
    • Witnesses must be 18 years or older. If witnesses are not available, Palace Resorts will provide them at no additional cost. 
    • Bride and Groom must arrive in Cancun at least three (3) business days (Monday -Saturday) prior to the wedding ceremony (Nuevo Vallarta at least four (4) business days (Monday -Saturday)to meet with the wedding planner and submit all documents.
    • Bride & Groom must be at the resort by (12:00 PM) or earlier in order to consider day of arrival as the first day.
    • The Bride & Groom must NOT be legally married in order to qualify for our civil ceremony. If they are already married, only a Symbolic wedding or Vow Renewal ceremony can be performed.
    • Important - If the Bride or Groom's nationality is Mexican, additional documents are required. Please advise your wedding coordinator at least 3 months in advance. Names on Tourist ID, divorce decree and Passport MUST be the same, including spelling.
    • Names on Tourist ID, divorce decree, birth certificates and Passport MUST be the same. Please be advised the civil registry department will take the exact names reflected on the Bride and Grooms passport to generate the marriage certificate.
    • Please note that Birth Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Death Certificates, adoption and name change documents become the property of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.  
    • A Marriage Certificate is provided by the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico for civil ceremonies, this is a legal document issued in Spanish. All wedding couples must contact their local court house for filing requirements. Every state/country is different when it comes to filing of foreign marriage documents. Some states/countries require the certificates to be translated from Spanish to English others may require additional paper work to be filed. This is the couples' responsibility and Palace Resorts is not liable for any additional charges that may be associated according to the state/country's requirements on supplementary paperwork.  
    • Ceremony cannot be performed unless all documents are in order. (NO EXCEPTIONS). All documents with the exception of passports become the property of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. .  
    • All documents must be translated into Spanish at the resort. In order to do this all, documents presented must be issued in English. If Birth Certificates are not issued in English, please notify your wedding planner. Additional paperwork will apply. Cost may vary depending on number of pages per document.
 

Document requirements for Symbolic/ Vow Renewal ceremonies

    • Passport and Tourist ID (of each one)
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Bride and Groom must arrive in Cancun at least three (3) business days (Monday-Saturday) prior to the wedding ceremony (Nuevo Vallarta at least four (4) business days (Monday-Saturday) to meet with the wedding planner and submit all documents. Bride & Groom must be at the resort by (12:00 PM) or earlier in order to consider day of arrival as the first day.
    • If performing a symbolic/vow renewal ceremony it is the responsibility of the couple to get legally married in their home town whether it's pre/post travel.
    • Late check out until 6:00pm (upon request and subject to availability)
 
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Palace Resorts Wedding Requirements for the Following Palace Resorts:

 

Documents required for Civil/Legal ceremonies

    • Home address and occupations (Bride & Groom)
    • Declaration of Single Status (Provided by the Dominican Consulate Office in the country/state you currently reside in )
    • Certified Copy of Birth Certificates (Provided by your State's Government)
    • Translation of all your documents (Provided by the Dominican Consulate Office in the country /state you currently reside in)
    • VALID PASSPORTS
    • Certified copy of former spouse's Death Certificate (If applicable)*
    • If divorced, a certified copy of Divorce Decree is required. If divorced more than once, please bring each Divorce Decree. If divorced in documentation of adoption or name change (If applicable)*
    • Name, age, nationality, home address, occupation and passport of 2 witnesses. Witnesses must arrive two (2) business days (Monday-Saturday) prior to ceremony. Witnesses must be 18 years or older. If witnesses are not available, Palace Resorts will provide them at no additional cost.
    • Upon arrival, the government of Punta Cana charges a fee at customs at the airport. Please contact your travel provider for further details.
    • Bride and Groom must arrive to our resort at least three (3) business days (Monday-Saturday) prior to the wedding ceremony to meet with the wedding planner and submit all documents. Bride & Groom must be at the resort by noon (12:00 PM) or earlier in order to consider day of arrival as the first day.
    • The Bride & Groom must NOT be legally married in order to qualify for our civil ceremony. If they are already married, only a Symbolic wedding or Vow Renewal ceremony can be performed.
    • Important -If the Bride or Groom's nationality is Dominican, additional documents are required. Please advise your wedding coordinator. Names on Green Card, Divorce Decree and Passport MUST be the same, including spelling
    • Copy of all your documents must be sent to your onsite planner at least 1 month prior to arrival for verification. It is the couple's responsibility to submit a copy of all documents to the onsite planner.

 

    • If divorced less than six months, the legal ceremony cannot be performed. Symbolic ceremonies are available.
       

      All documentation must be translated into Spanish by the Dominican Consulate office from your country/state of residency. You MUST bring the translated documents; we are not able to translate them at the resort. All translations must have original seal provided by the Dominican Consulate Office.

      Please note that Birth Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Death Certificates, adoption and name change documents become the property of the Province of La Alta Gracia, Punta Cana if certified copies are not provided.

      A Marriage Certificate is provided by the Province of La Alta Gracia, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for civil ceremonies, this is a legal document issued in Spanish. All wedding couples must contact their local court house for filing requirements. Every state/country is different when it comes to filing of foreign marriage documents. Some states/countries require the certificates to be translated from Spanish to English others may require additional paper work to be filed. This is the couples' responsibility and Palace Resorts is not liable for any additional charges that may be associated according to the state/country's requirements on supplementary paperwork. The marriage certificate will be mailed to the couples directly using the address provided onsite. Due to the civil ceremony processes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic the certificate can take up to 2 months to be shipped and a mandatory fee $65.00usd will apply.

      Ceremony cannot be performed unless all documents are in order. (NO EXCEPTIONS). All documents with the exception of passports become the property of the Province of La Alta Gracia, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Documents required for Catholic wedding ceremonies

    • Certified copy of Birth Certificate of bride & groom
    • Certified copy of Certificate of Baptism of bride & groom
    • *Copy of Passport of bride & groom
    • *Copy of witnesses' passport
    • Name of parents and witnesses
    • Home Address and occupation of bride & groom, parents and witnesses
    • Declaration of single status of bride & groom
    • All Pre-Cana requirements and classes must be completed by the couple
    • Couples must make arrangements at least six months prior to the date of marriage and meet all sacramental requirements.
    • All catholic ceremonies have a $500.00 USD catholic administrative fee.
    • The Catholic Church makes certain requests of the bride and groom to help the couple with their spiritual preparation. There is no uniform set of rules for all catholic wedding preparations. Therefore, please check with your local parish priest to find out what your dioceses requires for Catholic weddings.
    • Once all requirements have been completed your local church will provide you with a completion letter that must be presented at the resort.
    • Important: The priest has final say on granting official permission for the wedding to move forward after seeing the paperwork. Palace Resorts does not have authority over religious regulations. (NO EXCEPTIONS).
    • Bride and Groom must arrive at the resort at least three (3) working days (Monday-Saturday) prior to the wedding ceremony to meet with the wedding coordinator and submit all documents. Bride & Groom must be at the resort by (12:00 PM) or earlier in order to consider day of arrival as the first day.
    • All documents become the property of the San Dionisio Catholic Church.
       

      The above refers to a couple that has never been married previously. If you have been divorced and your marriage was not officially annulled you cannot marry in the Catholic Church.

    • All documents including certificate of baptism, declaration of single status and Pre-Cana completion letter must be provided by your local bishop.
    • * If bride & groom or witnesses are Dominican a copy of the Cedula must be presented*
    • If bride & groom are Dominican and wish to be married by a church other than the one they belong to, a special permit must be provided by their church in order to proceed with the ceremony.
    • Reservations should be made at least 6 months in advance to guarantee preferred wedding date. Please note wedding ceremonies must be confirmed with the Catholic Priest and are subject to his availability. Catholic weddings are performed Monday through Saturdays only.
    • All couples must send in their documents 3 months prior to their wedding date to the Catholic church. The documents must be scanned and emailed to cath-wedding-dom@hotmail.com
 

Document requirements for Symbolic/ Vow Renewal* ceremonies

    • Passport and Tourist ID (of each one)
    • Home address and occupation (of each one)
    • Marriage Certificate (If applicable)
    • Bride and Groom must arrive in Cancun at least three (3) business days (Monday-Saturday) prior to the wedding ceremony to meet with the wedding planner and submit all documents. Bride & Groom must be at the resort by (12:00 PM) or earlier in order to consider day of arrival as the first day.
       

      *Symbolic ceremonies are not legally binding.*

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Requirements are subject to change without notice. Please contact us to inquire about the most up to date requirements.

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