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If an American Citizen plans to
marry in Mexico, he/she must follow all the applicable rules and
laws of Mexico. A Mexico marriage will be recognized in the
United States as long as it is legal and valid in Mexico. Only
marriages performed by Civil Registry Officials (not religious
officials) are considered legal and valid in Mexico.
What Identification will I need to get Married in Mexico
U.S. Citizens must have a valid Passport and their Tourist or
Residence permits up to date with Mexican Immigration
Authorities; you must also request from Mexican Immigration a
marriage permit. Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, the
marriage can be performed at the Civil Registry Office.
Requirements for a Mexico Marriage
1. Completed marriage application, giving exact names of
applicants, just as they appear in their birth certificates
(Article 93 of the Civil Code)
2. Birth Certificate and three photocopies (Mexican Citizen).
3. For the American Citizen: Apostilled birth certificate
translated into Spanish. For information on obtaining an
apostille in the U.S., click here. "FMT" form (Tourist or
Residence), and a special permit to marry in Mexico issued by
4. Four witnesses. Two for each applicant (over 18 yrs. of age)
5. Prenuptial medical examination, issued by the local General
Hospital, or by another public or private entity of their
selection, which should include HIV, V.D.R.L. and blood type,
issued no more than 15 days before the marriage takes place.
Medical examinations from the U.S. are NOT acceptable.
6. If applicants are living together or have children, all of
the above requirements still apply, including Steps 5.
7. Photo I.D. and a copy (both sides) for each of the
8. If applicants are divorced or widowed, they should present
the corresponding divorce or death certificates and three
9. When one or both of the persons marrying is/are under the age
of 18, the parents of the minor(s) must present photo I.D. to be
able to give their consent and must accompany them first to City
Hall to obtain an "Underage Permit" and then to the Civil
10. An appointment for the marriage must be scheduled the day
before. Bring all the above required documents to the Civil
Registry Office from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Monday through
Friday. Marriages at a location other than the Civil Registry
Office require an appointment at least 14 days in advance.
--Private Ceremony: $139.00 Pesos (About $14.00 Dollars)
--Public Ceremony: $99.00 Pesos (About 10.00 Dollars)
--Marriage Performed at Home: $2,080.00 Pesos (About $210.00
Marriage and divorce proceedings in Mexico fall under local
State law and while the requirements are generally the same in
all 31 states and the Federal District of the Republic, there
could be some slight variations depending on the State.
Therefore, it is strongly advised that you directly contact the
local "Registro Civil" of the city where you intend to hold the
ceremony, in order to obtain complete information (there are "Oficinas
del Registro Civil" in each city in Mexico). For those staying
at a hotel, the management can provide you with the address of
the nearest Registro Civil.