Legal Requirements

Before the marriage takes place, there are a few steps you need to take:

  • Find a registered Marriage Celebrant.
  • Fill in the Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM).
  • Lodge NOIM form with Marriage celebrant of your choice not less than one month prior to the wedding day.

  • Have two Witnesses,18 years old or older, present on the wedding day

Documents to support NOIM form:

  • Original Birth Certificate or Australian passport, or Overseas passport (if born outside Australia)

  • ID document – driver’s license, or passport, or an Australian citizenship certificate

  • Original Divorce or Death certificates, if you have been married before.

My responsibility:

  • Handle all legal paperwork for marriage registration and lodge legal forms with BDM Registry after the wedding

  • Solemnise your marriage according to the Australian law

  • Explain procedure for obtaining an Official Marriage certificate from BDM Registry

  • On request, provide Letters to Immigration Department as a part of an Application for a Fiancée/Partner Visa.