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"Do we need an Interpreter if we both cannot speak English?"

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Do we need an Interpreter if we both cannot speak English?

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Yes, you will need an interpreter if either one or both of you cannot understand English.

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Is an Interpreter required if only one parnter cannot speak English?

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Yes, it is essential that you understand English.

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Does an Interpreter have to complete any legal paperwork?

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Yes, the Interpreter must sign a declaration, stating that they have translated the proceedings to the best of their ability.

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Will we need an interpreter if my partner is hearing impaired?

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Yes, depending on the severity of the impairment.

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Do we repeat our personal vows after you?

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No, you speak your personal vows directly to your partner.

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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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What requirements does a person need to meet to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant?

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Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy.

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Can we change our Legal Vows?

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No, legal vows cannot be changed (but personalised vows can).

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Which relatives is it illegal to marry in Australia?

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You cannot marry your, Sister, Brother, Mother or Father.

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Can anyone do the Interpreting during a ceremony?

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No, an Interpreter must be qualified accordingly. It is not admissable to allow a non-qualified family member, friend or relative to Interpret.

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I read somewhere that you are a Public Speaker?

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Yes, I take a keen interest in Public Speaking, which compliments my role as a Civil Celebrant.

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What happens if members of my bridal party cannot make the Rehearsal?

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Members of a bridal party are often unable to attend, usually due to work commitments or that they simply live too far away. This is not an issue, because (after you have been to the rehearsal) you can explain the format and procedure to them prior to the wedding day.

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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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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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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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Who do we need to contact to get married in Australia?

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You need to contact an authorised and registerd legal Civil Celebrant.

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Can I use my commemorative marriage certificate to get a Passport?

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No, you will need to apply for an Official Marriage Certificate to get a passport.

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Can you perform an Extreme Wedding Ceremony?

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Yes, although I may need some encouragement (depending on the activity being undertaken).

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What form do I need in order to apply to be married?

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You will need to complate a Notice of Intended Marriage.

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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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Which side does the father of the bride walk down the aisle with the bride?

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The father traditionally holds the brides right arm with his left, because in days gone by, he would need to have access to his sword. This was done in order to fend off would be attackers; the sword was commonly drawn with the right hand.

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Why does a bride where a veil?

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This is an old tradition, designed to conceal the bride's identity from any lurking spirits, as she walked down the aisle.

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How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?

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The office of Births Deaths and Marriages take about 10 days to produce your official marriage certificate, once the they take receipt of the paperwork from the Celebrant.

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What does the term Matrimony mean?

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This is the Catholic Church's term for marriage.

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Does Australia recognise foreign marriage?

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Yes, as long as the marriage was conducted legally in the country of origin, and that an original marriage certificate can be produced. However, there remains certain types of marriages that are not recognised in Australia, such as Same Sex unions, and underage (under 18) marriages.

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