Legal Process & Requirements

Legal Process & Requirements

As a Marriage Celebrant authorised under Australian law and inline with the Celebrant Code of Practice, my role is to:

·      Complete legal checks and legal documentation (NOIM)

·      The Notice of Intention to Marry (NOIM) must be completed 1 month prior to the wedding day and expires after 18 months.

·      Ensure that you are aware of the relationship education available to you

·      Work with you and write your perfect ceremony

·      Use a microphone and speaker/s to ensure all present are able to hear

·      Preparation, signing and presentation of Marriage Certificate

·      Register your marriage within 14 days.

Documentation

The marrying couple will need to provide, at our initial meeting, original documents of your legitimacy to be married under Australian law. This includes:

·      Original Birth Certificate

·      Current Passport (still acceptable if out of date by no more than 2 years)

·      Current Drivers Licence or photo ID

·      If you have been previously married – Divorce or Nullity Papers

·      A Death Certificate if that is how your previous marriage ended

·      Statutory Declaration declaring your legitimacy to be married under Australian Law

·      Court Orders (if applicable)

Restrictions to a Marriage

·      If one or both of the intended couple are already married

·      If both are under the age of 18  (you may make application to the court)

·      If one is under the age of 18, you must have parental or court permission.

·      Less than one month from the NOIM being started.  (You may make application to the court under extreme circumstances, e.g., illness or transfer overseas)