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"Is it legal to marry a minor in Australia?"

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Is it legal to marry a minor in Australia?

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Yes, provided that the minor has reached the minimum age of 16, and received parental, guardian or judicial consent.

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Where can I find a legal Civil Celebrant who performs marriages in Australia for couples from overseas?

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I am a legal marriage celebrant, with a wide range of expertise to ensure that you are legally married in Australia.

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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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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 2 minors marry each other in Australia?

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No, one partner must be a least 18 years of age.

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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 is the minimum legal age a person can be married in Australia?

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16.

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We are an Interfaith couple from Indonesia can we be legally married in Australia?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married to each other in Australia, Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, Buddhist and so on.

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We are from overseas and wish to have an Interfaith wedding in Australia?

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Yes, I can definitely assist you with an Interfaith marriage. In Australia, it is perfectly legal for couples of varying denominations to be married.

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How do we go about getting married in Australia?

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I am an International Marriage Consultant, so I can assist you every step of the way to being legally married in Australia.

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What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?

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The term 'minor' refers to a person who is under the age of 18.

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What are some examples of impediment to marriage?

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Some examples my include, being married to someone already (not divorced), being too closely related or being of non-marriagable age (being a minor).

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Are you the Celebrant in the Advertisements for Married at First Sight 2016?

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

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If my partner is travelling on a Holiday Visa can they be legally married while they are in Australia?

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Yes, anybody can be legally married while in Australia.

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Can you marry us legally in Australia if we are from China?

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Yes, you are more than welcome to be married in Australia if you are from China.

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Are you an advocate of Gay and Same Sex Marriages?

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Yes, I fully support the rights of gay and same sex couples to marry in Australia.

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Is it Legal for couples to get married in the Nude?

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Yes, it is legal and perfectly natural for couples (who are that way inclined), to say their wedding vows totally naked.

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Is it legal to marry a brother or sister inlaw?

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Yes.

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What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?

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Nullity relates to marriages that are not considered legal (despite a ceremony having taken place), whereas Divorce (dissolution) relates to marriages that are legal (but have broken down due to various circumstances).

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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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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 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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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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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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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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