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

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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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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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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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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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What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?

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You will need an Official Marriage Certificate from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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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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Once we are married how long does it take to get a Permanent Partner Visa?

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It takes about 2 years to be eligible to apply for a Permanent Partner Visa.

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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?

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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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How many times do you meet us during the marriage process?

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3, once at our initial meeting, once at the rehearsal, and once again at your actual ceremony.

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Why does the NOIM ask if I am related to my partner?

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Because in Australia, you cannot legally marry your mother, father, brother, sister (or any ancestor where the blood line is too close).

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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 Las Vegas?

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

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Yes, I am the Celebrant in the advertisements for Married at First Sight in Melbourne.

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Can I pay my deposit via EFT?

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Yes, I send you EFT details once you have confirmed your booking.

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How is it possible for my overseas partner to stay in Australia for 2 years after marriage?

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Once you are married, you will immediately apply for a Provisional Partner Visa, which will be valid until your Permanent Partner Visa is either accepted or declined.

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Do you supply an Official Marriage Certificate?

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No, Celebrants cannot supply this. You have to request this from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages once you are married.

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How do I become a Marriage Celebrant?

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To become a Marriage Celebrant in Australia, you need to complete an online or class course that gives you a basic Certificate of Celebrancy. From there, you must apply to the Attorney General and pass a series of eligibility checks, including conflicts of interest, and community standing.

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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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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Hindu and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslims and Hinuds.

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Can you marry us at any venues in Cranbourne?

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Yes, I can marry you in the gardens at Amberlee, in the Australian Garden, or in the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens.

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Can I still use my maiden name after I am married?

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Yes, you can legally use either your maiden name or married name (depending on your requirements).

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Buddhist and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslim and Buddhist couples.

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What should I do if I am having second thoughts about getting married?

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It is common for brides (and grooms) to feel nervous or anxious prior to their wedding ceremony. In many cases the feeling of 'wanting to run away' dissipates after the ceremony. However, my best advice would be to seek the opinion of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor.

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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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If the State I live in recognises gay marriage am I legally married?

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No. The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is a federal law, meaning that the States effectively have no power to change it (this must be done by the senate that sits in Canberra). Federal law covers the nation, whereas state-law is specific to that state only.

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