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Required Documents

Like with any destination wedding, it’s important that the couple complies with the governmental requirements in a timely fashion to celebrate their special day. Here’s a list of the required documents to get married in Puerto Rico. Please check with local government for any updates or changes.

  • Present a medical certificate indicating that you met all the tests required for marriage in your place of residence. The certificate is valid for ten (10) calendar days from date of issue, after ten (10) days the certificate will not be valid and a new one will be required.
  • Present to the Demographic Registry a copy of an affidavit stating that: (1) you’re not a Puerto Rico resident, (2) that the purpose of your visit is for marriage and, if a foreign citizen, will not stay in Puerto Rico for more than what’s specified in the permission documents.
  • Submit to Demographic Registry a valid photo ID issued by the government of the country or state where you live, which could be:  driver’s license, passport, or state ID. If you’re not a US resident, you must present a valid passport, visa, or green card.
  • An Internal Revenue Stamp from the Puerto Rican government is required. The price is $20.00 for local residents and $150.00 for non-residents. Each can be purchased at the Demographic Registry office. This will be affixed to the license to authenticate the document.
  • Submit birth certificate copies.
  • Have divorce decrees from each previous marriage and/or death certificate of spouse.
  • Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent when delivering the required documents.

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