Looking to get married in "La Isla del Encanto"? Here are a few important things you need to know:
Our Demographic Registry office is located in the third floor of Plaza Las Américas Mall in San Juan. It’s open from Monday to Saturday from 9am-9pm and on Sunday from 11am-7pm. It’s closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Three Kings Day (January 6)
- Good Thursday and Good Friday
- Easter Sunday
- Mothers Day and Fathers Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Election Day
- Call 1-800-866-7827 from the United States or Puerto Rico. From Latin America, the number is 1-800-981-7575. Both numbers are toll-free. The line is open from 8am to 12 midnight.
- One of our representatives from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company will help you coordinate an appointment to visit the Demographic Registrar’s Office.
- The representative at the Registrar´s Office will require the names and some information of the bride and groom to make the appointment official. The appointment can also be made by wedding planner if you have one.
- Once at the appointment, a representative will be awaiting in a designated service area for speedy service. Both the bride and the groom must be present.
- All of our staff is completely bilingual.
- Official identification card or passport from the state or country of residency.
- Divorce decree (if applicable).
- Spouse's death decree (if applicable).
- Affidavit or sworn statement stating that:
- The applicants are not residents of Puerto Rico,
- That the purpose of their visit to the Island of Puerto Rico is to get married and,
- in case of foreign residency, that applicants will stay in the Island no longer that the period of time established in the visa and/or federal entrance permit to United States territory.
- Medical certification that meets all the tests required for marriage in their place of residence. Such certificate will be valid for a period of ten (10) days from their expedition. After 10 days, the couple will have to get a new certification to get married.
- Once the proper documents are submitted and revised for compliance by the registrar, the marriage certificate will be issued and signed. It's very important you bring it to the ceremony!
- A properly identified parent must accompany couples under 21 so they can then sign the marriage certificate in the presence of the minor(s).
- For the last and final step, make sure the priest/minister or judge who officiates the wedding deliver the certificate, marriage license and all other documents to the Demographic Registry of the municipality where the ceremony took place no more than 10 days after the marriage.
Keep in mind that a wedding coordinator can arrange all this process for you