Foreigners wishing to get married in Mexico, must submit the following documents to the appropriate Mexican Registry Office, at least two days before the intended date of the ceremony.

  1. Passports.
  2. Valid Mexican entry document(e.g. tourist cards, visas, FM3, FM2).
  3. Birth certificates**.
  4. Minimum age of 18.
  5. Fill an application at the Registry Office.
  6. Present the appropriate certificate** if either party is divorced or widowed.
  7. Pre-nuptial medical certificate must be obtained in Mexico.
  8. Four witnesses with official identification.
  9. Payment of fees at Civil Registry Office.
  10. Complete the Pre-nuptial Agreement where, the parties must specify whether they wish to get married under the system of Joint Ownership Property (sociedad conyugal) or under a Non-joint Ownership Property (separación de bienes).

** All foreign documents listed above must be first translated into Spanish by a Registered Translator and then“apostilled” or legalised in their country of origin.


Irish documents to be “apostilled” have to be sent to:


Department of Foreign Affairs

Consular Section

Hainault House

69-71 St. Stephen Green´s

Dublin 2.

Tel. +353 (1) 873 4700


RECOMMENDATION: After the marriage, while in Mexico, it is advisable to obtain certified copies of the marriage certificate and “apostilled” them in order to attest their validity in Ireland. Please enquire about this procedure at the Registry Office in Mexico

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