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How to get married quickly in Melbourne.

Getting married is actually very simple if you follow our quick process you will be married in just a tad over 30 days.....

Here are the steps:

The first legal requirement is to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage. This needs to be done at least 30 days prior to the Wedding and not longer than 18 month from the wedding date. Please note this can all be emailed directly to me once the NOIM is witnessed. The supporting documents can also be emailed to me.

Requirements for the NOIM:

1) provide passports OR original birth certificate and photo ID (eg drivers license)

2) if you have previously been married you will also need to provide an original divorce certificate (Decree Absolute) or a death certificate (if applicable)

If you are not available to meet with me to fill in your NOIM, here is a list of all of authorised people who can witness the NOIM. Simply fill in page three and get page four witnessed by one of the following representatives:

1) if a party signs the Notice in Australia—an authorised celebrant, a Commissioner for Declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act

1959, a justice of the peace, a barrister or solicitor, a legally qualified medical practitioner, or a member of the Australian Federal Police or the police force of a State or Territory;

2) if a party signs the Notice outside Australia—an Australian Consular Officer, an Australian Diplomatic Officer, a notary public, an employee

of the Commonwealth authorised under paragraph 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955, or an employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorised under paragraph 3(d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955.

Once this is done I will then send you a confirmation of lodgement.

We will then get started on writing a tailored legals only ceremony to suit you both.

I will also talk you through the legalities and send you the paperwork to review.

On the day of the wedding:

We will fill in the No legal Impediment to the marriage, prior to the wedding and finalise all paperwork

We have verbal legalities to say in the ceremony, this will be outlined to you in a draft that I send you.

Finally the marriage can be solemnised.

Requirements on the day of the Wedding:

1) Two witnesses are required, on the day of the wedding, they must be over the age of 18 and able to speak English.

If you do not have witnesses, they can be arranged for an additional fee.

What are you waiting for, it really is that simple!


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