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The Notice of Intended Marriage
One of the first documents for weddings that you will need to complete is the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). This document is lodged with other necessary paperwork to your local births, deaths and marriages following the ceremony.
This must be received by the celebrant no earlier than 18 months prior to the date of your wedding, and no later than one month before the date of your marriage. You can access a copy of the NOIM here.
The NOIM must be signed in the presence of the celebrant or other authorised witness as listed on the document.
As part of the requirements of this NOIM, the celebrant must witness original copies of the following:
- A birth certificate (or official extract of an official register containing the date and place of birth. If you are unable to locate a copy of your birth certificate then photo identification (i.e. a current Australian or overseas passport) is acceptable.
- If either party to the marriage has been previously married, a copy of the decree absolute or divorce certificate.
- If either party to the marriage has lost a previous spouse to death, a copy of the late spouse’s death certificate.
Please note that if any of these documents are written in languages other than English,
an accredited translator will need to be consulted (and any costs covered by the couple who are to be married).
While it may sound overwhelming, don’t worry too much about the NOIM as On This Day Ceremonies are well versed and can step you through this process.
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