How to Get Married in Costa Rica
Foreigners are permitted
to get married in Costa Rica. The required legal ceremony can
be performed by an attorney. You may contact the US Embassy for
a list of attorneys who can assist with the ceremony.
none, however, it will take 4-6 weeks to obtain a copy of your
marriage certificate (see below).
Documents Required: Bring along original copies of the following
(and be sure pack these in your hand luggage, never in your checked
If you have not been
married before, you must come to the Embassy's Consular Section
and make a sworn statement that you are free to marry.
Please note that your
marriage cannot be recognized in the U.S. until a marriage certificate
is issued by the Costa Rican Civil Registry (Registro Civil).
The issuance of the marriage certificate normally takes 4-6 weeks.
Having Your Marriage
Recognized in the US:
In order for the marriage to be recognized in the U.S. you must
do the following:
For more information, please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy
~ by Liz Stiglets
Note: Lovetripper.com provides the above information for guidance purposes only. Couples should verify all information with the consulate from their respective countries and with the local offices before making any plans.
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