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.
Prior to your ceremony: At our first meeting we can complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM), 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 form I will need to sight your birth certificate, another form of ID and if applicable evidence of divorce. This form must be lodged with me at least one month prior to your ceremony taking place.
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 confirmation letter which you will require for your 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.