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Tahiti Wedding Information
There are lots of restrictions in getting married in Tahiti, the major one being you have have at least one month residency in French Polynesia before you can get a marriage liscense. Naturally this rules out most foreign couples from getting legally married in Tahiti. Instead, couples get legally married (often at a registrar) in their home country and then have a wedding "ceremony" in Tahiti which makes for a memorable experience. For the "ceremony", no official paperwork is required. Other popular ceremonies include "Renewal of Vows" and anniversary celebrations.
What You Need for a Legally Binding Marriage
Certificate of residency (1 month of residency at least);
Birth certificate for bride and groom (issued within the last 3 months) including translation into French;
Premarital medical certificate for bride and groom (issued within the last 2 months);
Birth certificate of children to be legitimized;
Copy of the notarized marriage contract (foreign born persons);
Certificate of celibacy
Foreign nationals must post the publication of marriage bans for 10 days with the appropriate authorities at their place of residence and have the witnessing certificate.