Gay Marriage in Puerto Vallarta Mexico: What is needed

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Can you have a Gay Marriage in Puerto Vallarta Mexico What is needed? Yes you can. If you are Mexican national seeking to have a same sex wedding the process is if you were a heterosexual couple. If you are a foreigner looking for a same sex wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. here are the documents you will need.

  1. You must take a Pre-marriage course sponsored by and authorized by the local office of DIF (Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia—National System for the Integrated Development of Families) offered every Thursday afternoon. They will give you a certificate that you will then bring with your marriage application.
  2. A certified copy and two photocopies of each partner’s birth certificates. For Mexicans, these must be requested within one year prior to the wedding date from the local registro civil (equivalent to county clerk). For foreigners, the birth certificates must be certified by the office of origin with a recent international apostille, then translated into Spanish by a translator officially sanctioned in the jurisdiction of your legal ceremony. If your home country’s language isn’t English, the certified birth certificate should be translated into English before being brought to Mexico, because very few of the official translators speak anything other than English.

Here are some of the historic gay weddings that have taken place in Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta Pride organizing committee has confirmed a gay wedding commitment ceremony as part of the first official events of the first Gay Vallarta Pride in Puerto Vallarta 2014, taking place at Lido Beach Club in the gay beach zone. See the Video ceremony below.


April 19 2016 was another historic day for gay weddings in Puerto Vallarta. Mayor Arturo Davalos performs a double same sex wedding ceremony for the first gay marriage in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. See this video ceremony below


Here are some more information about same sex marriages and adoptions. 



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