The NOIM is the definitive application form required under Australian Law to be married. This form is completed with the marriage celebrant no more than 18 months and no less than 1 month and 1 day prior to the wedding. Under Australian law, to authenticate your Notice of Intended Marriage, you are required to provide evidence of date and place of birth AND evidence to establish the identity of the parties to the marriage which may include……
- An original Birth Certificate
- A current Passport
- Any Divorce or Annulment Papers (if you have been previously married)
- A Death Certificate (if your previous marriage ended accordingly)
This Happily Before & Ever After brochure is a requirement of the Australian Marriage Act 1961, found under section 42 (5A). Couples are required to read this in order to better understand some of the obligations and expectations of the modern marriage.
As close as possible to the marriage ceremony, the Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage must be signed by each party to the marriage. At the wedding ceremony three marriage certificates must be signed by the celebrant, the parties to the wedding and the two witnesses to the marriage. The Official Certificate Of Marriage is sent to the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. The second Certificate of Marriage is retained by the celebrant. The Form 15 Certificate of Marriage is given to the wedding parties after the ceremony as a memento of the day.