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Becoming ordained in Colombia?

June 30, 2017 6:47:04 pm

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Emptyprofileicon andrea rozo Wedding date: March 21, 2015 Bogota, Colombia

Hey all! So I'm wondering if it would be possible for a family member to conduct the ceremony for our wedding. I know In the states you can just go online and become ordained so I'm wondering what you have to do in Colombia to become ordained. The person I want is a Colombian born citizen I'm just curious if anyone knows how he can become "eligible" to marry us.

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Emptyprofileicon Libia Maria Duran Blanco Wedding date: July 21, 2012 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

February 12, 2014 11:31:32 pm

My cousin did my wedding as well, we said he will do the ceremony and they just requested a permission with the priest in charge of the church we selected.

Good luck and congratulations on your wedding!

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Emptyprofileicon andrea rozo Wedding date: March 21, 2015 Bogota, Colombia

February 12, 2014 11:40:25 pm

Thank you! We're looking for something civil though. :-/

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Emptyprofileicon Angelica Zamora Wedding date: September 01, 2012 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

February 12, 2014 11:49:55 pm

Hi! I'm Colombian and a lawyer and as far as I know there is not such a process to get ordained at least with legal effects. If you want your marriage to be legally binding you need someone with legal authorization to perform such action. It has to be a priest or a public notary. I suggest getting married days before in a notary or in the U.S and then have that special person in your wedding day, which of course will be more meaningful and you will be legally married! Congrats on your engagement and enjoy planning the wedding!

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Emptyprofileicon Angelica Zamora Wedding date: September 01, 2012 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

February 12, 2014 11:49:57 pm

Hi! I'm Colombian and a lawyer and as far as I know there is not such a process to get ordained at least with legal effects. If you want your marriage to be legally binding you need someone with legal authorization to perform such action. It has to be a priest or a public notary. I suggest getting married days before in a notary or in the U.S and then have that special person in your wedding day, which of course will be more meaningful and you will be legally married! Congrats on your engagement and enjoy planning the wedding!

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Emptyprofileicon andrea rozo Wedding date: March 21, 2015 Bogota, Colombia

February 13, 2014 12:12:04 am

Thanks so much for the information!

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