I will take the stress out of the administrative process and guide you step by step to complete the legally required documentation in the necessary time frames.
There are two documents that you will need to complete prior to your ceremony, a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and a Declaration of no Impediment to Marriage. During your ceremony you will sign three documents, your two witnesses will also sign these.
Prior to your ceremony
If you like we can complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) at our first meeting. If you are getting married in Victoria we can complete this online, otherwise I can provide you with the form or you can download it from the above link.
In order for me to witness your NOIM I will need to sight your birth certificate and drivers licence or your passport. If applicable I will also need to sight evidence of divorce. Your NOIM must be lodged with me at least one month prior to your ceremony taking place and it is valid for 18 months.
If your partner is migrating to Australia and applying for aProspective Marriage Visaafter you lodge your NOIM with me and pay a $100 non-refundable deposit for your ceremony, I am able to issue you with a letter which confirms that you are arranging your wedding ceremony. You may require this for the Visa application.
Prior to your ceremony you will also need to complete a Declaration of no Impediment to Marriage, I will provide you with this form and will witness it after you complete it. I usually arrange for us to meet approximately 2 weeks prior to your wedding to complete this form and to do a final check of your ceremony.
During your ceremony
During your ceremony you will sign 3 documents
Official Certificate Of Marriage
The Marriage Register
Presentation Marriage Certificate
Two witnesses over the age of 18 are also required to sign these documents At the completion of your ceremony you will receive the Presentation Marriage Certificate, I will also give you a copy of your ceremony as a keepsake.
After your ceremony Following your ceremony I will lodge the NOIM, Declaration of no Impediment to Marriage and the Official Certificate of Marriage with the relevant Births, Deaths and Marriages Office. I will do this on the next business day following your ceremony.
Please note that an Official Certified copy of your Marriage Certificate is required for any legal purposes for example changing your passport or drivers license. You will need to apply to the relevant Births, Deaths and Marriages Office (BDM) for this document.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.