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Blood work Puerto rico

Posted in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
Emptyprofileicon California Bride Juan, Puertorico, Puerto Rico

Ok this is in response to people asking me about the blood work. We went to get our marriage license today and the Demegraphic Registry and I was advised that as of 9/10/10 Puerto rico no longer requires blood test for couples from the states getting married in Puerto rico. I guess they have not made this public because 1 hour earlier I was in a Dr's office paying $40.00 for him to read my results that he did read his receptionist did. So i hope this helps. I would advise you to call them but,you will never get anyone on the line so have you wedding planner go in person to the information counter.

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

It was published in all the local newspaper.

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Emptyprofileicon Ita Jimenez

Yes in El Nuevo Dia and other as well, I am in Maryland, and read it up here they signed the law in August 2010 if i am not mistaking.

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

You can find detailed information about the legal requirements of getting married in Puerto Rico here:

https://www.davidmedinaphotography.com/wblog/2011/01/20/legal-requirements-to-say-i-do-in-puerto-rico/

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Emptyprofileicon California Bride Juan, Puertorico, Puerto Rico

There is no blood test required anymore for persons coming from another state. Check this out!

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

The test IS required. The difference now is that you can take it at your home city and not necessarily in Puerto Rico. If you arrive at Puerto Rico without your blood test nor do it here, you will not be able to get married..

Again, read what is required here: https://www.davidmedinaphotography.com/wblog/2011/01/20/legal-requirements-to-say-i-do-in-puerto-rico/

This article was written after much research. If in doubt contact the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico.

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Emptyprofileicon California Bride Juan, Puertorico, Puerto Rico

Again I disgree. You are giving false information. I was just married on 10/10/10 in Puerto Rico and was advised by the staff of the Demegraphic Registry that the blood work is no longer required if you are coming in from outside of Puerto Rico. I think you should take a trip down to the office to confirm this information before you print something like that.And you already know you can never get in contact with anyone in Puerto rico. Yes it has always been that you can bring the test from your home state thats what we did that is not new. You are misimformed.

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

This is what is required right now:

"A VDRL blood test performed by a federally certified laboratory is crucial for the marriage process. You can have these tests performed at your local lab where you live within 10 days prior to the wedding or in Puerto Rico. A doctor in Puerto Rico will then review the results and sign the license. Both, the groom and the bride must be present"

This is the result of extensive research.

Finally, if I were wrong no harm done. But if you are wrong -- and you are-- and someone follows your advice, then a lot of harm will be done as that person won't be able to get married legally in Puerto Rico.

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Emptyprofileicon Camillie Landron San Juan, Puerto Rico

David, you are mistaken. This is the text of the law: http://www.oslpr.org/2009-2012/leyes/pdf/ley-127-11-Ago-2010.pdf

As you can see, non residents no longer need to have blood tests done. They need an affidavit from a notary, with a certification from the county clerk (or an apostille, for a foreign country) stating thta they are not residents of Puerto Rico, that they are in PR with the purpose of getting married, and that they satisfy the requirements to get married in their home state/country.

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Emptyprofileicon California Bride Juan, Puertorico, Puerto Rico

Thanks finally someone who knows what they are talking about. I tried to tell David that but, he advised me that he does this for a living but, clearly has never even been to the Demegraphic Registry.Thanks for you help.

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nicole.

The information I provided was provided to me by the State, so if someone is misinformed is the State and not me. I just passed along what the state official informed me and that the Puerto Rico Compañía of Turismo has in their own website.

Like I said, if I was wrong no harmed was done to any bride.

But that is ok, I am ok with admitting that the information provided to me was wrong. My concerned is that Brides get the right info and not in me being right. So, congratulations in been proven right! I guess you needed that.

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nicole.

The information I provided was provided to me by the State, so if someone is misinformed is the State and not me. I just passed along what the state official informed me and that the Puerto Rico Compañía of Turismo has in their own website.

Like I said, if I was wrong no harmed was done to any bride.

But that is ok, I am ok with admitting that the information provided to me was wrong. My concerned is that Brides get the right info and not in me being right. So, congratulations in been proven right! I guess you needed that.

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Emptyprofileicon California Bride Juan, Puertorico, Puerto Rico

David,

Its not about being right or wrong its about if you are gonna give information give the correct information. You are in PR so you say and this is your livleyhood so its easy to go down to the Demegraphic Regristry and confirm the information.GET A LIFE!

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

What is your problem? Do you enjoy being disrespectful? So I am a lying now? I do not live in Puerto Rico? How arrogant can you be? Do you enjoy insulting people that do not agree with you? WOW

I do not know how else to say it, but How many time I have said in here that the information I provided was given by then? By the Registro Demográfico? By the way, that means Demographic Registry...

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Emptyprofileicon Ita Jimenez

So unprofessional!!! WOW to much~~~~No need to go there! we are here to help eachother, not to ripped our heads off..

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Emptyprofileicon David Medina San Juan, Puerto Rico

Yes, we are. That is why I cannot understand her attitude.

I believe we both wanted to provide accurate information for the bride. We both have conflicting information. Obviously both information could not be right. I am willing as I did to concede that the information I provided was not correct. It was not correct because the Demographic Registry as well as Compañía of Turismo gave me wrong information. I did not made up the information but was given to me by the authorities.

But she made it personal with insults, personal attacks and accusation. She apparently believe that I have nothing better to do than to come here and give wrong information. That it was my intention to mislead Brides and that I was lying, as according to her I do not live in the island.

So, I do take issue to her insults.

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Emptyprofileicon Isabel Logan

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