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    Default Single status affidavit for Marriage...

    where do i get one here in USA?

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    I guess it could be different depending on where you live, (I'm in South Florida) but, you need to find the archives office of the courthouse in the county where you reside. They perform a search to see if you've ever applied for a marriage licence. They charged me four bucks for the document, plus a dollar for each year they seach.
    Then you need to bring it to the Dominican Consulate to have it validated, that was another sixty (I think)

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    I guess it could be different depending on where you live, (I'm in South Florida) but, you need to find the archives office of the courthouse in the county where you reside. They perform a search to see if you've ever applied for a marriage licence. They charged me four bucks for the document, plus a dollar for each year they seach.
    Then you need to bring it to the Dominican Consulate to have it validated, that was another sixty (I think)

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    Default I got mine at the American counsel in Santo Dom.

    I went in the morning,and picked up the paper after 3 PM. It cost $10.00(In "95") Tom
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    Okay I just did this last month. The Consulate no longer supplies, or should I say sells this document. When we went to pay for the marriage license, I found out that I still needed the paper and was pointed to a lawyers office that was next to the "Oficialia del Estado Civil" They typed up the document, had it notorized and then legalized. I do not understand why it was legalized, but it was and cost DR$3,000. I believe and it was later confirmed that we paid way too much. At the time I was not a happy camper but what ever had more things to worry about.

    Also according to the consulate, a US citizen does not need to take the certificate to the Dominican AG officem and then the Foreign ministry and then to the consulate unless you plan on using the certificate in a court of law. If you plan on using it for like the INS and SSN and things like that, all you need is a legalized copy of the certificate.

    Jerry

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    I had mine done at the Canadian consulate in POP for approx. $300 RD, if memory serves - but that was 3 years ago.

    About 3 years before that I had an Acta de Solteria done by a notary which turned out to be completely invalid. We didn't wind up getting married then, so it didn't matter, but still - what a rip off.

    I think they're always changing the rules.
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    Jane, now costs $550 RD, or at least it did in 2000. Canadians getting married near POP can contact Tim Hall at the Canadian Consulate. timhall@codetel.net.do

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    I had e-mailed Tim Hall to see if there was updated info on this, and he said the Canadian Consulate no longer handles this. Here is a link to the site:

    http://www.drembassy.org/

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    I am curious as to why you need this statement. I was married, first in a civil ceramony then, later, in a church (Catholic) ceramony. The judge in the civil ceramony did not require any certification. The padre, for the church ceramony, accepted a statement, emailed to him by my younger brother, that I had never been previously married in the Catholic Church.

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    Don't know why a person needs it. But the sign behind the desk at the oficialia del estado civil that said a cedula was required for a Dominican and passport and Acta de Solteria for a foreigner. So I got one.

    Jerry

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