Do they keep the birth certificate that you provide for marriage in the DR and not give it back like they do when one applies for Dominican residency or do they just photocopy it and let you have it back?Has her birth certificate been apostille 'd?
that needs to be done in the UK and is a pain, but needed.
Yes, it cost around 70brit pounds and takes 10 days. The courier will cost about 60 pounds DR-UK, UK-DR. This is if the certificate is the original, if it is not the original and they need to sort it out then it can take ages, months infact.It hasn?t been apostilled... could it be sent to the UK rather than her having to travel back there?
Yes this is correct, but the birth certificate needs to be appostille 'd in the UK, that is for sure.Not sure if this is totally up to date but the guidelines seem to be quite clear here Dominican Republic Embassy United Kingdom
I am pretty convinced that when we enquired, as we were living permanently in the DR, we were told that our paperwork could be translated and legalised here.