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Marriage Certificate in Spanish
by: Anonymous

Question: My marriage certificate is written in Spanish. We were married in Mexico. Do I have to have the certified translated by a certified translator and notarized?

Answer: Yes, you need to submit a certified translation along with the original. There is no need to have it notarized.

Wallet size marriage cert
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Question: Does the passport agency accept a wallet size marriage certificate? It has the original seal.

Answer: Please contact customer service at 1-877-487-2778 regarding your concern.


Spanish Marriage Certificate
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Question: I was married in the Dominican Republic, my marriage certificate is in Spanish but I have papers translated in English from a Minnesota state translator, is this okay?

Answer: Yes, it should be okay.

Marriage License is in Spanish
by: tkribs1

Question: I have an original copy of my marriage certificate but it is in Spanish. We were married in the Dominican Republic. Does it need to be translated or can I just send the Spanish original?

Answer: All foreign documents must be accompanied by an English translation.

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