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Mexico

Here are the all the details we have for Mexico:


Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico

8 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DW
Tel: (020) 7235 6393
Email: info@mexicanconsulate.org.uk
Web: www.embamex.co.uk
Open Mon-Fri: 0900-1300 & 1500-1800

Source: Foreign Embassies in the UK at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site.


British Consulate, Mexico City

British Embassy, Consular Section Rio Usumacinta 30 Col Cuauhtémoc 06500, México DF
Tel: (52) (55) 5242 8500
Email: consular.section@fco.gov.uk
Web: www.britishembassy.gov.uk/mexico
Open Mon-Thurs: 0800-1600 Fri: 0800-1330 (local time)

Source: UK Embassies Abroad at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site.


Wedding Information

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To get married in this country you will need to bring your original documents and photocopies thereof. English is not an official language of this country, so you will probably need a translation of the following documents to get married:

+ Statutory Declarations
Certificate of No Impediment, stamped and sealed by a solicitor or Notary Public. Valid for 3 months from date of issue.
+ Birth Certificate
Full birth certificate of both bride and groom required.
+ Affidavit
If never previously married, an Affidavit certifying single status.
+ Decree Absolute
If divorced, provide with a court stamp. An additional copy is usually required.
A divorce must have taken place at least 12 months previously.
+ Spouse's Death Certificate
If widowed, former spouse's Death Certificate and previous Marriage Certificate.
Together with previous marriage certificate.
+ Proof of Change of Name
Proof that has been stamped and signed by a solicitor is required if either party has changed their name by deed poll or statutory declaration. This also applies if a previously married woman has reverted to using her maiden name.
+ Adoption Certificate
If either party was adopted, adoption certificate is required.

Other details required for legal statements include:

+ Addresses
Bride and groom's full addresses.
+ Occupations
Bride and groom's occupations.

Parents' details:

+ Full Names
Full names of parents if not on Birth Certificate.
+ Addresses
Full addresses of parents if not on Birth Certificate.

Other:

+ Residency
Minimum residency period, excluding day of arrival, in working days.
5 days. Clear days, as opposed to working days.
+ Passport
Valid 10-year passport of both bride and groom required.
+ Parental Consent
Notarised Statutory Declaration or Affidavit. Required if under 18, unless otherwise stated.
Parental consent is required if a party is under 21 years of age.
If under 21, in the form of a signed and stamped declaration from a solicitor.

Other notes:

+ Driving License for identification
+ A blood test must be undertaken by both parties in Mexico
+ Recent legislation may require further documentation, so be sure to check with the appropriate embassy
+ Ceremony is conducted in Spanish with an interpreter

In order to obtain a Marriage Licence, certain important legal formalities must be performed on arrival. Legalisation of all documents is required either at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the consulate of the country you are visiting.

Marriages abroad are recognised by UK law only if they were were conducted in accordance with the local law of the country - although it cannot be registered at a UK register office. If there is any doubt about the legality, contact the Home Office before making any arrangements.

Seek advice from your GP in case you require any vaccinations or medical advice at least 3 months before departure date.


Hague Convention

Mexico is a member of the Hague Convention, so any official documents legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London should be valid.

Source: Member States of the Hague Convention at the Hague Conference on Private International Law web site.

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