Common Questions Regarding Marriage Requirements in Puerto Rico

1. What are the residency requirements for marriage? None

2. What are the documentation requirements? Birth certificate, divorce decree (if applicable), spouse's death degree (if applicable), identification card or passport all must be original documents.
3. What are the application fees for a marriage license? $20
4. Are there any other fees? There is a $5 stamp fee for a certified copy of the marriage license and their is a doctor's fee that can range from $50 to $150.
5. Are blood tests required? Yes, VDRL, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests certified by a local physician cost can be between $50 to $150. Laboratory fees are approximately $300 if performed on the island. The laboratory tests must not exceed fourteen (14) calendar days. For more information call: 1 800 981-5721
6. Are health certificates required? Yes, a VDTL test certificate by a local physician. The certificate must not exceed ten (10) calendar days.
7. To get these certificates, do i need to see a physician who is a resident practitioner in Puerto Rico? Yes, however, you may have the tests performed by a certified laboratory in your state or country, but all tests have to be performed within the required time frame.
8. Are civil ceremonies required? Yes
9. Are religious ceremonies required? No, but if you decide to have one, then a civil ceremony with a judge is not necessary.
10. Are there any other requirements? From the day the physician's certificates are issued, you have ten (10) calendar days to submit all documents to the local demographics registry and officiate the ceremony.
11. Can I get an application by mail? Yes at;
Registro Demografico (Demographic Registry)
P.O.Box 11854, Fernandez Juncos Station
San Juan, PR 00910
12. Where can I process my application in person?
Physical Address: 
Registro Demografico (Demographic Registry)
171 Quisqueya Street
Hato Rey, San Juan
Office hours:
M-F  7:30 am - 12:00 noon
M-F  1:00 pm -   5:00 pm
Sat    9:00 am -   1:00 pm

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