Marriage Ceremony Legalities 2018-01-08T18:30:56+11:00

Marriage Ceremony Legalities

Before you can be married you will need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage form (NIM) no later than 1 month prior to your Wedding. This can be lodged 18 months in advance. This may be done by fax or email, followed by the hard copy in the mail. A booking fee is required at this stage with the balance of the fee due 7 days prior to the wedding.

The documents I will need to sight are:
– If born in Australia – Original Birth Certificates or Australian Passport.
– If born overseas – Original Birth Certificate or Overseas Passport.
– If either of you have been married before – Original Divorce Decree papers or Death Certificate of a previous spouse.

Witnesses

Two witnesses over the age of 18 are required to sign the Marriage Register and Certificates.

Shortening of time

It may be possible to request a shortening of time, if you are unable to wait 1 month and 1 day to marry. You will need to meet with me to fill in a Notice of Intended Marriage form (NIM). You can then apply to a prescribed authority for approval. (Your local court or Registry Officials) They are the only ones who can shorten the required period provided they are satisfied that the circumstances prescribed in the regulations are met. These circumstances are:

1. Employment related or other travel commitments.
2. Wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations.
3. Medical reasons.
4. Legal proceedings.
5. Error in giving notice.

It is up to the prescribed authority to approve the application, and is not an automatic process.

Russian speaking marriage celebrant in Melbourne
Russian speaking marriage celebrant in Melbourne
Russian speaking marriage celebrant in Melbourne

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Russian speaking marriage celebrant in Melbourne Olga Vartanian

“Absolutely the best! She made my wife and I feel very comfortable and helped us every step of the way. We couldn’t of wished for a better person to marry us. Highly recommended.

Steve & Maria

Russian speaking marriage celebrant in Melbourne Olga Vartanian

“Olga was absolutely amazing! not to mention a life saver! dealt with all my texts etc. came to us at a time that suited us and was happy to come to rehearsals and helped out then as well!! “

Leo & Kate

Russian speaking marriage celebrant in Melbourne Olga Vartanian

“Olga Vartanian helped to tailor our ceremony to our taste/style, very friendly and outgoing and was able to help everyone feel at ease at the rehearsal and on the day, we would recommend her to anyone!”

Mike & Anna