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    Question Birth certificate authentication not in your country of residency ?

    Hello. Hopefully Mr. Guzman Ariza or someone else in the know will answer regarding birth certificate translations.


    Can a birth certificate be translated and authenticated by the Dominican embassy in a country i have no residency ties with ?

    That is any country outside of the D-R that has a Dominican embassy there, excluding my birth/residency country ?

    Could i for instance have it translated and authenticated at the D-R embassy in Mexico-city since it is relatively closer for me right now ?

    Could they also authenticate it ?

    Will it suffice for provisional-residency purposes in the D-R ?



    Thank-you.

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    i don't know if laws changed since then,
    but for my own residency i brought my own german original birth certificate and it got translated/sealed/authenticated aso by my lawyer in st dgo without the use of any embassy.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFisher View Post
    i don't know if laws changed since then,
    but for my own residency i brought my own german original birth certificate and it got translated/sealed/authenticated aso by my lawyer in st dgo without the use of any embassy.
    Mike
    Indeed the process has changed.

    If only i could have had this done in Santo-Domingo like in the good old days.

    If i could do this today in Mexico-city it would be at least half a comfort for me, but supposing the D-R embassy there would somehow authenticate it, who says it would suffice for them here once i apply ?

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    mezclado, didn't you say you wer from morocco? i don't suppose there is a dominican embassy there and vice versa? you may have no choice but to authenticate it in usa or mexico, or whatever moroccan embassy is closest to DR.

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    It is my understanding that, even when there is no embassy/consulate IN a particular country, a neighboring embassy/consulate will have jurisdiction for that particular country. To authenticate documents from a particular country it would seem logical to go to an embassy/consulate which has jurisdiction so that it can RECOGNIZE official papers (such as birth certificates).
    The Dominican consulate in Mexico will most likely never have seen nor have the ways to interpret a birth certificate from the West Maghreb. How then would they "authenticate" it?

    For Morocco, you might actually have to look for a consulate as far off as Spain or France... I don't know.
    ... J-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J D Sauser View Post
    It is my understanding that, even when there is no embassy/consulate IN a particular country, a neighboring embassy/consulate will have jurisdiction for that particular country. To authenticate documents from a particular country it would seem logical to go to an embassy/consulate which has jurisdiction so that it can RECOGNIZE official papers (such as birth certificates).
    The Dominican consulate in Mexico will most likely never have seen nor have the ways to interpret a birth certificate from the West Maghreb. How then would they "authenticate" it?

    For Morocco, you might actually have to look for a consulate as far off as Spain or France... I don't know.
    ... J-D.
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    IF Morocco it is, this-> [email protected] <- would seem the address to ask your question(s) to first.

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    J.D. Sausser's answer is correct.
    Fabio J. Guzman
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    The opinion above should not be construed to be formal legal advice and was given without reviewing the facts and documents pertinent to the case. The reader should NOT act based upon this opinion without seeking professional counsel.

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    O.K. Thanks to all, the reason i asked was that a while back a guy from hungary told me that he sent his birth certificate to the D-R embassy in Florida to have it translated into Spanish and put the seal of approval by the Dominican embassy there.

    Since i cannot travel to the U.S. i thought i could just as well have it translated to spanish at the Dominican embassy in Mexico (or some other close-by nation).

    I now understand that he either was not telling the truth or he might have forgotten to mention that he was also a resident of the U.S.

    I now understand from everyone here that a birth certificate (even one with my birth countries official apostille) cannot be authenticated at just any Dominican embassy in the world that i want, but has to be a Dominican embassy officialy responsible for my particular country.

    Thank-you again, looks like it's time i returned home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezclado View Post
    Thank-you again, looks like it's time i returned home.
    If you haven't already left............be advised the Moroccan Government has closed its Embassy in Venezuela and moved it to the DR
    Morocco Closes its Embassy in Venezuela | venezuelanalysis.com

    Course if you read this while flying home to Morocco I will understand your annoyance .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambada View Post
    If you haven't already left............be advised the Moroccan Government has closed its Embassy in Venezuela
    No i'm still here until the end of the month, thanks for the concern....

    BUT what difference does it make where the Moroccan embassy is, as i already said i have my birth certificate with me (with the Moroccan apostille), what i need is to go to the Dominican-embassy responsible for Morroco to translate my birth certificate to Spanish and put their seal of aproval on it.

    Since the people above said i cannot do it in any country close to the D-R like i hoped i could, i'm returning home.

    I originally asked if i could officialy translate my birth certificate to Spanish at the Dominican embassy in Mexico or somewhere close-by to the D-R for my provisional residency purposes in the D-R, and the overwhelming response was NO you cannot !


    Luego.

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