Before getting married in
Mexico, you will need to know
the general requirements
outlined by Puerto Vallarta's
Civil Registry. While the
requirements are minimal, it is
wise to plan ahead and allow
yourself plenty of time to
gather the necessary documents.
You may choose a legal ceremony
that requires blood tests and
legal paperwork to be performed
within Mexico, or a symbolic or
religious ceremony with a legal
ceremony and paperwork completed
in your home country.
Most resorts offer an onsite
wedding coordinator to simplify
either process, and a number of
experienced wedding planners can
be found online and are happy to
guide you through the process.
Either way, a wedding planner is
usually an ideal approach- the
bride and groom can relax while
the coordinator handles all the
details from catering to music.
Puerto Vallarta Wedding Requirements:
Only Civil Weddings are legal
and must be performed by a
Justice of the Peace.
Blood tests required.
Certified copies of birth
certificates: must be documented
by the Mexican consulate.
ID: passports, id cards, or
If previously married: Must be
divorced/widowed at least 1
Certified copies of divorce
decree or death certificate.
2 witnesses over the age of 18:
they must also have ID and
copies of the ID.
Recommend couples bring 2 copies
of all documentation.
Recommend arriving 5 days prior
to wedding date for document
Residency requirement: None.
These requirements may change
without notice, so it is advised
that the Mexican Consulate in
your city is consulted prior to
planning your wedding.