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Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS
What are legal requirements prior to our marriage?
You must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) with your Marriage Celebrant no less than one month and no more than eighteen months prior to your set marriage date.
What other documents do we need prior to marrying?
Under the Marriage Act 1961, “parties to a marriage must produce evidence of date and place of birth and this can be done by producing a birth certificate, or an extract of a birth certificate, or an Australian or Overseas passport. Persons born overseas, who cannot produce such original documents under some circumstances can make a statutory declaration as to details of date and place of birth. IMPORTANT: A statutory declaration can only be used in extreme cases, i.e. circumstances where social upheaval due to political situations such as civil war, or in instances of natural disaster have led to the destruction and/or unavailability of civil records. The declaration must show cause why you can’t obtain the documents.”
(Excerpt from https://www.marriagecelebrants.org.au/legal-obligations)
When will our marriage be legal?
On the day of your wedding, you will sign three marriage certificates. Each of those should be signed by you, your celebrant and two witnesses. Your celebrant will give you one of the certificates as a record of your marriage.
Now, within 14 days, your celebrant has to submit your marriage paperwork to the registry of births, deaths and marriages in the state or territory in which the marriage took place .
How do I choose my wedding celebrant?
As with all things in life it is important to find a person who you can talk to, who you trust will understand the importance this life event has for you. It is vital that you feel you can communicate and connect well with your Marriage Celebrant. The celebrant of your choice will be friendly, forthcoming, experienced and with well established connections and ideas of how to best organize your special day.
Marriage Celebrants who have been appointed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney General are guaranteed to be a trustworthy professional.