LegalsNot the most exciting part of the process - but necessary
What Do You Need To Do?
Whether you are an Australian resident, citizen or are visiting Australia, you need to go through the same legal procedure in order to be married by a wedding celebrant here. And I’m here to make it simple and easy for you.
Completing the Legals
Here’s what you need to do:
- Be over 18 years and not currently married!
- Fill out and sign a Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month before your wedding day and send it to me.
- Bring your original documents with you to Australia (passports, divorce certs, etc).
- Meet up with me for a cuppa and show me your docs.
- Get married.
- Leave the rest of the boring legal stuff to me.
- Live happily ever after.
Supporting Documentation For Your NOIM
I need to see any of these as evidence of a your date and place of birth:
- your passport
- your certificate of birth, or an official extract of an entry in an official register showing your date and place of birth or
- a statutory declaration from you or one of your parents stating that:
- it is impracticable (this does not mean not practical or convenient; it means impossible) to obtain your official birth certificate or extract, and the reasons why, and that
- to the best of the declarant’s knowledge and belief and as accurately as the declarant has been able to ascertain, when and where the party was born.
If the document you provide me with as evidence of your date and place of birth is written in another language or alphabet, you need to get a translation of it by an accredited translator. The NAATI website has a list of translators.
It is best to show me your evidence of your date and place of birth when you give me your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM), but you can show it to me any time before your wedding.
If the document you show me as evidence of your date and place of birth doesn’t have your photo on it, then you need to show me at least one of the following documents with photo identification:
- your driver’s licence
- a proof of date/photo card
- your passport or
- a Certificate of Australian Citizenship along with another form of photographic evidence (eg. a student card or other photo identification not listed above).
If you have been married before you need to show me evidence of the end of your last marriage – the original divorce decree from the court or a death certificate if you’re a widow or widower.