Legal Requirements

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To be married in Australia you must be at least 18 years of age. You are required to lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage form with me at least one month prior to the wedding and it can be lodged up to 18 months in advance of the wedding.

You are also required to show me your birth certificates if you are born in Australia. If you were born overseas, then a birth certificate or a passport issued by your country of birth is acceptable. Australian passports are not acceptable.

If either of you have been previously married, you are also required to show your Divorce papers or a death certificate of the previous spouse.
It is also a requirement to have two witnesses at the ceremony and they must be at least 18 years of age.
Documentation

A declaration must also be signed prior to the wedding which states the bride and
groom are 18 years or more, not married to anyone else and there is no legal
reason why they should not be married.

After the ceremony there are 3 documents to sign for the bride, groom, 2 witnesses
and myself.

These are:

The official Certificate of Marriage.
A Certificate of Marriage, which is kept on file.
A Presentation Marriage Certificate for the couple to keep.
You must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage form with me at least one calendar month prior to the wedding day. This can be arranged via fax, email or mail.

When you arrive in Australia you will be required to show me your passport or birth certificate and if either of you have been previously married I am also required to see your Divorce papers or a death certificate of the previous spouse.

To be married in Australia you must be 18 years of age. The law requires you to have two witnesses to the marriage. This can be organised for you if you do not have family or friends attending the wedding.
On the wedding day you are given a Presentation Certificate. You will need to check with your local authorities on what documentation is required to have your marriage recognised in your country.

Many countries require you to obtain a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate.

This is issued by the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages once your marriageis registered.

You are required to meet with me when you arrive in Australia to complete the paperwork and discuss all arrangements for yourwedding day
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