Getting Married? Overseas?
If so, your international wedding plans should include researching and finding out which documents you need to have apostilled. Each country has specific laws that have to be followed in order for a marriage to be certified so couples that plan to get married abroad should familiarize themselves with the document requirements so they do not encounter any issues at this special time in their lives.
Couples that plan to get married outside of the U.S. should start the process by checking with the appropriate Consular office that can give them the correct details. Most countries require the following documents to be submitted for marriages:
- Birth certificate for both parties that displays the parents’ names
- If either person was previously married and divorced, the original divorce papers will need to be provided
- Death certificate of the former spouse if one of the persons have been widowed
- Legal proof if there has been a change of name
Due to the number of documents that will have to be processed and the amount of marriages the destination country has to approve, the process of gathering the documents to be apostilled should start months before you plan to get married. Procrastinating and then attempting to get all the appropriate documents apostilled right before the wedding day can cause a couple to miss their planned wedding date, which can cost them and their friends and families a lot of money.
When getting your marriage documents apostilled, you should turn to an experienced company who is familiar with the laws of the destination country to ensure that your documents get properly apostilled for your wedding day. Avoid this complicated process and send your documents to us. We can get your documents apostilled properly so your wedding day can be stress free!