Not surprisingly all countries in the Latin Euro scope all have different laws pertaining to visas for fiance's, the marital process itself and stuff like what you have to do to prove you are a 'real' couple as opposed to just trying to get someone their citizenship, etc.
Surprisingly, stories of expats that get married to a native lady after living in the country of their choice for years while not knowing the local marital laws are common.
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Dominican Republic Marriage Information
Aged 18 and over
Both parties must want the marriage without outside influence
Blood test not required
Two witnesses (no blood relation)
Citizens of the United States must get permission from the American Consulate
Birth certificate (no copies)
Divorce papers or death certificate as needed
Non-Dominicans must have proper papers to prove their identity
Passport and copies of biography paper
Dominican residency papers (there is a fee if these are not provided)
RD 2200 - 4100
Note: Common law wife laws apply in the Dominican Republic and can kick in after living together for six months. Assets that are in the country belonging to each are what is taken under consideration. If you have furniture, a car, real estate as well as money in the bank in the Dominican Republic, a gringo (non-native person) may have to forfeit half of his/her belongings to their partner. Six months can go by fast and gringos get caught for this often. They do not know about it unless someone tells them and quite often it is too late. You can bet the Dominicans know this law though! Watch your back and be sure she loves you before you bring too many assets here unless you know she is the one.