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Dominican Republic - Apply for a Marriage Edict or Proclamation

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  1. Fill in the application form and submit it along with all other required documents.
  2. Pay appropriate fee.


  • Immediately the Proclamation of Marriage will be published in the Dominican Consulate headquarters making it possible to any third person to pronounce their disagreement to the marriage and to provide evidence to support their protest.
  • Consular offices are entitled to refuse to provide a citizen the service he/she requested, if the consular staff doubt the usefulness for the citizen, and if they think the service will harm the future interests of the Applicant, or that of the Consular Office.


Required Documents[edit]

For the publication of the Edict:

  • Valid Dominican Passport
  • Dominican Electoral ID and Dominican (cedula)

Other requirements:

  • Identity document (passport, Green Card, National Identity)

The consulate may request the applicant to submit additional documents.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

Avenida Independencia No.752

Estancia San Gernimo, Distrito Nacional,

Capital de la Repblica Dominicana.

Contact Numbers

  • Central: 809.987.7001 / 535.6280
  • RAI: 809.987.7019
  • Legalization: 809.987.7638
  • Consular: 809.987.7624
  • RH: 809.987.7027
  • Financial: 809.987.7111
  • Administrative: 809.987.7089
  • Protocol: 809.987.7031

For consular offices abroad

Email: [email protected]

MIREX website



All Dominican citizens have the right to publish an edict in the consular offices of the Dominican Republic.


This service is free.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing time may take about 10 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the urgency of the request, the number of previous requests being processed and staff availability.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Names of the parties to be married
  • Name of parents and their current residence
  • Current Address.


Need for the Document[edit]

Marriage is a legal contract binding two people together, granting them rights and obligations. To be able to proceed with the marriage ceremony, the couple must first apply for a Marriage Edict or Proclamation.

The Edict or Proclamation of Marriage is an official document stating a couple's intention to be married. Under Dominican Act, this document should be posted in the Consulate in two successive natural eight days each, in order to allow citizens to express opposition to the intention of marriage. Once a Dominican has published an edict and decided not to proceed with the marriage, he/she may not post another edict for the next 6 months from the time the first one was published.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Consular services portal of the Dominican Republic:



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