Costa Rica" data-blog-content="false" data-content-tags="["99574104-f5cb-4750-b6be-e9c5e6cfe854", "3ddc8776-01ef-4968-b46c-aa9604a035cb"]" data-singular-terms="["Destination Wedding","Costa Rica"]" data-content-hub-id="" data-content-strategy-type="editorial" data-content-series="" data-article-num="1" data-og-title="Marriage Requirements for Costa Rica" data-og-type="article" data-og-image="https://apis.xogrp.com/media-api/images/81a6bef8-5cd3-46bb-a42f-7a0f75c1218c" data-og-description="Residency Requirement: None Necessary Documents: A valid passport Note: Two marriage witnesses (relatives or friends) are req" data-og-url="https:// data-canonical-url="https:// data-amphtml-url=" Requirement: None Necessary Documents: A valid passport Note: Two marriage witnesses (relatives or friends) are required.After the ceremony, the couple, their witnesses, and an attorney sign the marriage statement.Costa Rican marriages are recognized all over the world.You must be at least 18 years old to marry in Costa Rica.Accordng to Costa Rican law, a woman doesn't change her last name after marriage.In all legal documents, the bride's name will appear as it does in her passport.Don't just take our word for it, view the video testimonials from our tour clients. Simply call us at (602) 553-8178 to obtain as many referrals as you like.Did you know: Immigration/Department of Justice Report shows that foreign marriages have almost twice the success rate of domestic marriages!
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It is then submitted to the Civil Registry of Costa Rica, the governmental institution which records marriages.
After registration, which normally takes about 10 weeks, the Civil Registry executes the marriage certificate and sends a certificate that has been officially translated and authenticated by the Consulate to the couple to submit to their marriage record office.