The first document you need to complete is the “Notice of Intended Marriage” or NIM as it is more widely referred to which can be filled out 18 months before the marriage but no less than 1 month and 1 day before the wedding date. The document costs $150 to lodge with me and is already included in the cost of the fees.
If you are overseas - I will send the NIM to you and explain how to complete it; you get it signed by the official parties and fax it back to me in Australia - the date I receive it, is the lodgement date . The NIM can also be obtained from the Australian High Commission, Australian Embassy or online at www.ag.gov.au.
You will require different documentation depending on your circumstances and all documents must be in English, or have been translated to English.
|Marital Status||Documentation needed|
|(Single) Never Validly Married & born in Australia||Birth Certificate|
|(Single) Never Validly Married & born overseas||Birth Certificate/Passport|
|Divorced & born in Australia||Decree Absolute Divorce papers & Birth Certificate|
|Divorced & born overseas||Decree Absolute Divorce papers & Birth Certificate/Passport|
|Widow/Widower born in Australia||Death Certificate of Spouse, Birth Certificate|
|Widow/Widower – born overseas||Death Certificate of Spouse, Birth Certificate /Passport|
Note: All documentation must be the Original or an Extract (no photocopies)
Documentation Lost or destroyed
Overseas clients - I will fill out a Statutory Declaration form on your behalf.
Australian clients - Birth Certificate/other documents) - Must apply to Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Born Overseas - Birth Certificate / Passport, Decree Absolute Divorce papers, Death Certificate
Sydney office - 35 Regent Street, Chippendale NSW. P: 1800 629 736.
Age requirements: You must be 18years or over to marry in Australia. Contact me if you are underage.
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