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What is the minimum criteria for a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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In order to meet certain criteria, your fiance must be, An Australian citizen, An Australian permanent resident, An eligible New Zealand citizen.

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Do I automatically become an Australian Citizen once I am married?

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No. If you want to become a permanent resident in Australia, you will need to apply for a permanent visa.

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Do I automatically become an Australian Citizen once I am married? Do I automatically become an Australian Citizen once I am married?
 

If I am an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident can my overseas partner apply for a Holiday Visa to get married in Australia?

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Yes, a Holiday Visa is definitely the cheapest option, but there are a few negatives. Please contact me so that I can step you through the process.

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If I am an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident can my overseas  partner apply for a Holiday Visa to get married in Australia? If I am an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident can my overseas partner apply for a Holiday Visa to get married in Australia?
 

Do the witnesses at my wedding ceremony need to be Australian Citizens?

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No, as long as they are a minimum of 18 years of age.

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Do the witnesses at my wedding ceremony need to be Australian Citizens? Do the witnesses at my wedding ceremony need to be Australian Citizens?
 

Can you marry us in Las Vegas?

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No, I can only solemnise weddings within Australia, Australian Air Space or Australian waters.

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Why is it difficult to find Marriage Rituals relating to Indigenous Australians?

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The most common issue is, that apart from there being 2 main types of Indigenous Australians (Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders), each tribe has it's own distinct beliefs, ceremonies and rituals. There is no 'one-size-fits-all', so it is important to research the ceremonial practices of your selected tribe or blood ancestry.

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Why is it difficult to find Marriage Rituals relating to Indigenous Australians? Why is it difficult to find Marriage Rituals relating to Indigenous Australians?
 

Can I use my Australian Passport as proof of ID if I was born overseas?

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No, you must use either your overseas passport, or your Birth Certificate. If neither can be produced, then you will need to make a 'Statutory Declaration' stating why.

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Can I use my Australian Passport as proof of ID if I was born overseas? Can I use my Australian Passport as proof of ID if I was born overseas?
 

Where can I view an online copy of the Australian Marriage Act?

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You can view an online copy of the 'Australian Marriage Act 1961', by selecting 'Relevant Section'.

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Where can I view an online copy of the Australian Marriage Act? Where can I view an online copy of the Australian Marriage Act?
 

Are we legally allowed to be married on a Boat in Australia?

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Yes, provided that the boat is within Australian waters.

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages.

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Can you marry us in the Australian Garden in Cranbourne?

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Yes, I can marry you in the Australian Garden in Cranbourne.

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Can you marry us in the Australian Garden in Cranbourne? Can you marry us in the Australian Garden in Cranbourne?
 

How long can my partner stay in Australia on a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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9 months, however they are unable to receive Australian Government benefits in that time.

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How long can my partner stay in Australia on a Prospective Marriage Visa? How long can my partner stay in Australia on a Prospective Marriage Visa?
 

If we are both from overseas should we apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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No, you cannot apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa if you are both from overseas. At least one of you needs to be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen. Furthermore, your partner cannot be in Australia, when appplying for the Prospective Marriage Visa.

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If we are both from overseas should we apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa? If we are both from overseas should we apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa?
 

Which VISA do we need to apply for if we are both from overseas and wanting to get married in Australia?

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If you are both from overseas and non-residents or citizens of Australia, you will most likely apply for a 3 month Holiday Visa. Please note that you will not be able to work in Australia whilst on a Holiday Visa.

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Which VISA do we need to apply for if we are both from overseas and wanting to get married in Australia? Which VISA do we need to apply for if we are both from overseas and wanting to get married in Australia?
 

Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony?

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Yes, it is illegal for me to use words from the Montum and Legal Vow section of the Australian Marriage Act when marrying gay same sex couples.

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Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony? Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony?
 

What is a NOIM?

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The NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) is the primary document required under Australian Law, used to notify the government that you wish to be married.

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If I get married overseas in a country or state that allows same sex gay marriage, will it be recognised in Australia?

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No, not at present (2016). In order for a gay marriage to be recognised by the Australian Government, the law (in Australia) would need to be changed accordingly. Gay couples who are married overseas are not recognised as married under Australian Law, however a gay couple is considered to be married by any country that currently allows legal same sex marriage.

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If I get married overseas in a country or state that allows same sex gay marriage, will it be recognised in Australia? If I get married overseas in a country or state that allows same sex gay marriage, will it be recognised in Australia?
 

How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed?

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My belief is that the laws regarding Gay Marriage in Australia will be drmatically constested over the next decade, with a possible modification to the Australian Marriage Act.

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How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed? How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed?
 

Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia?

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The Act that needs to be modified to allow same sex gay marriages (in Australia) is the Australian Marriage Act 1961.

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Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia? Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia?
 

When the law eventually changes will the same rules apply to gay couples that already apply to heterosexual couples?

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The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is quite explicit regarding the basic rules for marriage. I expect the rules will be the same for gay same sex couples. There are 3 fundamental rules that determine if you qualify to be married under Australian Law: 1) You cannot be married to anyone else, 2) You must not be directly related to the person you wish to marry, 3) You must be over the age of 18.

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When the law eventually changes will the same rules apply to gay couples that already apply to heterosexual couples? When the law eventually changes will the same rules apply to gay couples that already apply to heterosexual couples?
 

What is the Celebrants Code of Practice?

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The Celebrants Code of Practice outlines the obligations, requirements and penalties associated with Civil Marriage Celebrants and non-secular Celebrants under Australian Law.

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Do I need to change my name after I am married?

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No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

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Do I need to change my name after I am married? Do I need to change my name after I am married?
 

Why do some Celebrants have the word Civil in front of their title?

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Civil Celebrants work on behalf of the Attorney General's office. The word 'Civil' simply relates to 'ordinary citizens' and their concerns (as distinct from military or non-secular issues).

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Can you legally marry us outside Australia?

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No. For marriages to be legal in Australia, the ceremony must be solemnised within Australia or within Australian territorial waters.

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What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about?

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Marriage Regulations 1963 are designed to facilitate the Australian Marriage Act 1961. Think of the regulations as the practical application of the Marriage Act.

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