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Becoming ordained in Colombia?

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andreaandjoshswedding
Wedding Date: Mar, 2015
Bogota, Colombia
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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.

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Written on Feb. 12, 2014

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angelesduran88
Wedding Date: Jul, 2012
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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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!

Written on Feb. 12, 2014
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andreaandjoshswedding
Wedding Date: Mar, 2015
Bogota, Colombia
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Thank you! We're looking for something civil though. :-/

Written on Feb. 12, 2014
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angelica.zamora
Wedding Date: Sep, 2012
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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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!

Written on Feb. 12, 2014
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angelica.zamora
Wedding Date: Sep, 2012
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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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!

Written on Feb. 12, 2014
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andreaandjoshswedding
Wedding Date: Mar, 2015
Bogota, Colombia
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Thanks so much for the information!

Written on Feb. 13, 2014

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