original Birth Certificates;
a form of photo identity (e.g.) driver license or passport;
full names of two people over the age of eighteen who will act as official witnesses and sign the legal documents for marriage;
Divorce Certificate if either or both the bride and/or groom have been previously married and divorced;
Death Certificate if either or both the bride and/or groom have been widowed; and/or
re-issued Birth Certificate or Deed Poll of change of name if applicable.
Your Celebrant will need to see these
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Australian law does not permit any marriage if both parties are under the age of eighteen at the time and date you wish to be married. If one party is not yet eighteen, but is sixteen years of age or older, permission may be granted with written parental consent on an official form and a Court Order under Sec. 12 of the Marriage Act. If you need more info feel free to call me or contact me via email I'm more then happy to chat with you..
A Notice of Intended Marriage must be completed and lodged no less than one clear calendar month and one day prior, and not more than eighteen months prior, to the ceremony date. There are circumstances whereby the marrying couple can apply to the prescribed authority to have the period of no less than one month and one day shortened.
After the Ceremony
Once the ceremony has finished and all the signing has been done I will lodge your completed paperwork with the Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages in the state you chose to be married. It is a great idea to organise your paper work for you wedding certificate during this process to send not long after you have officially become husband and wife. If either of you are changing your last name here is a link to the start of list of Id changes.
I am always just a phone call away you are welcome at anytime to contact me and chat about how you would like to share your love story.